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

Film Screening - "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste"

October 19th

An informative and entertaining documentary produced by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, "Wasted!" takes you around the world, showing the 1.3 billion tons of food that gets thrown out each year and the people fighting hardest to prevent it. Continue »

Taoist Qigong Levels 1 & 2

with Shastri David Stone

October 20th—October 21st

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of QiGong. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate and Yiquan schools, rarely transmitted in the west. Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Art: Outing to the Art Institute

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

October 20th

Join us for an introduction to Shambhala Art as a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago! Continue »

Werma Group Practice Day (Online Option)

October 21st

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

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

October 24th

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