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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

Introduction to Mindfulness for Children and Families

with Rob Ley

February 4th—March 11th

This class will provide a child-friendly introduction to mindfulness and include short meditation sessions, movement, and creative projects. Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Blessie Hornilla & Paul Geall

February 21st—March 21st

Open to all. This 5-week course provides a further exploration of mindfulness meditation, along with foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Larry Wolf & Janet Hasz

February 24th—February 25th

This is the 2nd course in the Shambhala Training series. Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. Continue »

Shambhala Green Team - Info Session

February 25th

Shambhala Chicago is starting a Green Team! A Green Team meets regularly to connect our community’s spiritual practices and traditions with concerns for our shared land, water, and air, and justice for our neighbors. Continue »

Midday Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Akiba Barberousse & Micah Krohn

March 2nd—March 30th

Open to all. This 5-week course provides a further exploration of mindfulness meditation, along with foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »