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

Buddhist Studies Group -- ONLINE

April 16th—May 28th

Join this online community for an in-depth salon on The Marks of Existence. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Art Part 3 - The Creative Process

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

April 27th—April 28th

Shambhala Art Part Three explores the creative process through the lens of the ancient Chinese principles of Heaven, Earth and Human, using calligraphy and object arranging. Continue »

Buddhist Studies Group -- WEST LOOP SUNDAYS

April 28th—June 2nd

Join your neighbors for an in-depth salon on The Four Marks of Existence. All are welcome. Continue »

Governing Council Meeting

May 4th

Open to all Shambhala Chicago community members. Learn about center operations, governance, and the leadership path. Continue »

Community Consideration of Vision and Mission

May 5th

Community potluck 12-1 pm, followed by a gathering to discuss and collect community responses to the draft Vision and Mission Statement, which the Governing Council generated .... Continue »