Meditation Instruction

The following represent our core mediation programs.  Each of these is highly recommended.

Way of Shambhala

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Alice Dan & Jill Spielfogel

July 1st—July 15th

Open to all. This 3 week course provides a further exploration of mindfulness meditation, along with foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Joy in Everyday Life

with Barbara Wolkowitz

July 29th—August 12th

This is the 3rd class in the Everyday Life series; all are welcome. This class emphasizes awareness of the environment and expanding the heart. It introduces the contemplation of the Four Immeasurables for arousing and strengthening compassion for self. Continue »

Basic Goodness: Who Am I?

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

August 3rd—August 31st

This is the first of the 3 courses in the Basic Goodness Series. All are welcomed. Continue »

Annual Summer Retreat ''There's no Place Like Home'' hosted by Queer Dharma Chicago

with Alice Dan & Larry Wolf

August 11th—August 18th

You are invited to connect body and mind in a warm, supportive environment. This retreat is open to EVERYONE- whatever your gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, age or personal quirks may be. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

August 19th—August 20th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »