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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

New Meditators Group

with Barbara Wolkowitz

August 17th

Looking to connect with other meditators? Join us for New Meditators Group on Friday evening. We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

August 26th

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

Learn to Meditate

with Alice Dan

September 1st

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

Mahayana and the Bodhisattva Path: A Community Practice Weekend

with Alice Dan

September 8th—September 9th

Having taken the Refuge Vow and entered onto the path of the dharma, we can expand and deepen our commitment by taking the Bodhisattva Vow. Continue »

New Meditators Group

with Barbara Wolkowitz

September 14th

Looking to connect with other meditators? Join us for New Meditators Group on Friday evening. We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Continue »