Welcome to the Shambhala Chicago Meditation Center!

For almost 50 years, the Shambhala Chicago Meditation Center has offered Chicagoans the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through mindfulness meditation. Our mission is to inspire and awaken compassionate society through personal and collective transformation.

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. There is something for everyone, whether you are completely new to meditation or an experienced practitioner.

 

See our upcoming programs below, or browse by category using the menu.

 


 

Featured Programs

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

February 16th—June 29th

Looking for a virtual meditation group where you can drop in when you like or attend regularly and get to know other meditators? Instruction in meditation and mindfulness skills. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

May 14th—May 16th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Learn to Meditate ONLINE

with Alice Dan

June 5th

Have you been trying to start a meditation practice on your own or with an app? This program helps beginners overcome common obstacles and establish a consistent practice. It is also appropriate for struggling meditators looking for a refresher. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Barbara Wolkowitz

June 12th—June 13th

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 »

Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

June 12th

Please join us for this free info session, Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Continue »

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

June 16th—August 4th

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is an eight-week course designed to teach participants how to improve the quality of their lives as they work with various types of stress. Continue »