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

What The Buddha Taught ... and how it applies today

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri David Stone

January 19th—January 20th

How has Buddhism remained a living tradition passed from teacher to student, from one culture to another, over the past 2500 years? How does Shambhala Buddhism provide a path of personal transformation that speaks to the concerns and conflicts of our time Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

January 20th

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

Buddhist Studies Group -- ONLINE

January 22nd—March 5th

Join this online community for an in-depth salon on The Four Noble Truths. All are welcome. Continue »

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Jeff Glatstein

January 23rd—February 20th

Learn about peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and how meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through meditation, we can more fully become who we are. Continue »

Buddhist Studies Group -- EVANSTON

January 23rd—March 13th

Join your neighbors for an in-depth salon on The Four Noble Truths. All are welcome. Continue »