Contact Us

Physical Address                                      

37 N Carpenter
Chicago, IL 60607
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Tel. (773)743-8147

Mailing Address Only

Shambhala Chicago
1017 W. Washington Blvd., Unit 102
Chicago IL 60607-2108

To request an appointment for meditation instruction, please email us at:

Transportation and Parking

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Mass Transit (Recommended): We are a 5-15 min walk from two CTA train stops: Green/Pink Line (Morgan stop) and Blue Line (UIC Halsted – use Morgan exit). We are a 15 min. walk from Ogilvie Transportation Center and a 20 min. walk from Chicago Union Station.  See for commuter train information.

Driving: We are conveniently located near the I-90/94 Expressway and are closest to the Madison Exit.

Street Parking: Close to the Main Center, all North-South streets are meter-free.  Just be sure to check street signs as there are a number of loading zones and permitted parking zones in this area.  East-West streets are typically metered; however, as you continue to drive west, away from the Main Center more streets are meter-free. Meters are free on Sundays and federal holidays. You are encouraged to download the ParkChicago app ahead of time to facilitate easier meter feeding.

Parking Lots: There are some lots within walking distance where you can pay for parking.  SpotHero or Parqex can be a convenient way to arrange parking in a lot or private space.  For a map of nearby parking lots, click here.

Weekly Offerings: Open to the Public

Noon Sitting: 

Monday – Friday | 12:15 – 12:45pm

No meditation instruction given; a timekeeper is available.

Meditation Open Houses

Sunday Mornings | 9:30am – 12:00pm

9:30am – 10am: Tea & Conversation
10am – 11am: Opening Chants & Meditation
11am – 12pm: Group Discussion

Sunday Evenings | 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Sponsored by Queer Dharma)

6 – 6:20pm: Tea & Conversation
6:20 – 7:20pm: Meditation
7:20 – 8pm: Group discussion

Tuesday Evenings | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

6:30 – 7pm: Tea & Conversation
7 – 8pm: Meditation
8 – 8:30pm: Group discussion

One-on-one meditation instruction is offered during these hours. Meditations include periods of both sitting and walking. You are welcome to come and leave anytime during our open house hours; you do not have to stay for the duration of the sitting/discussion. Cushions, benches and chairs are supplied; you do not need to bring anything. All are welcome.

Heart of Recovery

Sundays | 10:30am – 12:00pm

The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting at Shambhala focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to freedom from habitual patterns.  Read more: Heart of Recovery

Stillness – Femmes of Color

2nd & 4th Mondays | 7 – 9pm

A space of courageous love and healing for all women of color along the gender spectrum.  Read more: Stillness – Femmes of Color