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

Werma Intensive

with Shastri David Stone

December 2nd

One of many community-driven retreats focusing solely on Werma practice. All who have received authorization to practice Werma Sadhana are welcome! Continue »

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

December 2nd—December 3rd

This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. This level of training cultivates one's dignity and natural gifts, which helps us work with all situations. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Thomas Adducci

December 2nd

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

December 3rd

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

Healthy Seasons -- Winter

with Shastri David Stone

December 6th

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