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

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Alice Dan & Stephen Burns

June 9th—June 27th

This is the 4th class of the In Everyday Life series, part of the Way of Shambhala. The prerequisite is Joy in Everyday Life. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

June 28th

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

Learn to Meditate

with Barbara Wolkowitz

June 30th

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 »

New Meditators Group

with Barbara Wolkowitz

July 6th

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 »

Governing Council Meeting

July 7th

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