Our Shambhala Chicago Community – You Make This Possible

The other evening, as I was working in our new West Loop center, I was struck by a strong feeling of appreciation for our Shambhala Chicago community.  So, I wanted to take a little time to share some reflections both from my personal perspective and that of the Director of Volunteering and Membership. For several … Continue 

STRESSED? Are you tired, overworked, and overwhelmed? What would happen if you could turn down the volume on that stress?

 It always seems as though I have a thousand things going on in my life. Have you ever felt that way? I get up, I do my meditation, I eat breakfast, get ready, leave for work, work all day long, go to the gym, and then try to spend some time with my boyfriend. This … Continue 

Shambhala Chicago Staffing Changes

  Over the last few years, Chicago Shambhala has experienced rapid growth. The first step to accommodate this new growth was to hire full time director, Tom Adducci, followed by part-time marketing and outreach coordinator, Aarti Tejuja. Last year, the organization went on to hire part time administrative assistant, Carina Gibson. After a few years of having a … Continue 

New Center Update, Personnel Changes, Sakyong Visit, and More!

We are excited that the Chicago Shambhala Center continues to expand and grow. In September, we closed our doors after spending more than 17 years at our location in Rogers Park. Then, at the beginning of this month, we acquired a new location in Edgewater, at 6361 N Broadway Ave. (Broadway and Devon) We are … Continue 

How meditation worked for me

I walked into the Shambhala Chicago Center in October of 2007, a little over 6 years ago, ready to try a Tuesday night open house. I had no idea what to expect, and I was nervous about how long it would take me to get from the Loop to Rogers Park. I didn’t know anything about … Continue