For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered Chicagoans the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation.

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.


Featured Programs

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Blessie Hornilla & Paul Geall

February 21st—March 21st

Open to all. This 5-week course provides a further exploration of mindfulness meditation, along with foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Midday Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Akiba Barberousse & Micah Krohn

March 16th—April 13th

Healthy Seasons -- Spring

with Shastri David Stone

March 21st

Ideas for living a healthier life from the 5 element / 5 season medical paradigm of ancient China presented by Shastri David Stone. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Thomas Adducci & Margaret James

March 24th—March 25th

This is the 3rd class in the Shambhala Training Series. As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Continue »

Shambhala Arts Day

with Shastri David Stone, Elaine Martin, Rebekah Younger, Patricia Donegan

March 31st

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of Shambhala, believed that Contemplative Arts offered a gateway to awakening. Join us to experience some of the programs included in our offerings of contemplative art! Continue »