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

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

October 24th

The Shambhala Sadhana practice is the centerpiece of monthly community gatherings on, or near, each full moon. Continue »

Honoring the Earth: Reducing Our Waste Workshop

with Dani Wrobel

November 3rd

In this Zero Waste workshop, hosted by the Shambhala Green Team, we will provide an opportunity to explore ways that we can all shape our lives to be a little “greener.” Continue »

Governing Council Meeting

November 3rd

Open to all Shambhala Chicago community members. Learn about center operations, governance, and the leadership path. Continue »

Introduction to Mindfulness for Children & Families: 6 week Course

with Rob Ley

November 4th—December 9th

This class will provide a child-friendly introduction to mindfulness and include short meditation sessions, movement, and creative projects. Continue »

Community Potluck and Conversation

November 4th

Community potluck 12-1-pm, followed by a gathering to continue the conversation concerning initiatives to address misconduct and harm in the Shambhala community. Continue »