Introductory

Shambhala Chicago regularly offers programs that are designed for beginner meditators. These programs are led by experienced instructors who provide a welcoming, approachable environment to explore the practice of meditation for beginners.

These range from one-time workshops to longer, retreat-style programs. Occasionally we also offer Contemplative Arts programs, which combine mindfulness practices with art-making. See our current introductory offerings below:

 

Introductory

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

October 12th—May 3rd

Looking for a virtual meditation group where you can drop in when you like or attend regularly and get to know other meditators? Instruction in meditation and mindfulness skills. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

October 17th—May 1st

Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion In Person

October 17th—April 17th

Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion offered in person on first and third Sundays. Please come at 10 am to receive meditation instruction. NOT OPEN JAN 2 DUE TO WEATHER. Continue »

In Person Tuesday Evening Meditation at the West Loop Shambhala Center

with Barbara Wolkowitz, Stephen Burns, Peter McLaughlin, Ted Ballou

November 16th—May 3rd

Join us for meditation in person at the Chicago Shambhala Center. Newcomers welcome and instruction given. Free. (Closed on Dec. 21 and Dec 28) Continue »

Meditation: The Way of the Buddha (Six-Week Online Course)

January 2nd—February 6th

Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, based on archival talks in the summer of 1974 to an audience of new students. Continue »