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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

Desk and Staff Training

with Sarah Osborne

December 17th

An introduction to staffing community spaces Continue »

Winter Solstice Celebration

with Shastri David Stone

December 23rd

As darkness gathers, join us to celebrate the Great Eastern Sun! Continue »

Winter Weekthun Retreat 2017 - Resting Body, Speech, Mind and Phone

with Thomas Adducci & Ira Abrams

December 26th—January 1st (2018) - Date postponed or cancelled

Give yourself the gift of mindfulness. Spend a day or the whole week in our annual non-residential urban retreat. Be gentle to your body, talk and tweet less, and make friends with your mind. This program is open to all. Continue »

(DAILY RATE) Winter Weekthun Retreat 2017 - Resting Body, Speech, Mind and Phone

with Thomas Adducci & Ira Abrams

December 26th—January 1st (2018) - Date postponed or cancelled

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

December 30th

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