Meditation Instruction

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

Way of Shambhala

Way of Shambhala: Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri David Stone

May 10th—June 7th

The final class of the Way of Shambhala is Wisdom in Everyday Life, where we study the unwavering warrior whose confidence is unconditional and playful. Here the practitioner is introduced to the Vajrayana teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Way of Shambhala Retreat: Rigden Weekend - Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Fleet Maull

June 9th—June 11th

This culmination of the Way of Shambhala I series explores the principle of enlightened leadership as symbolized by the Rigden, the gentle, compassionate, fearless and wise ruler of Shambhala. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: Feel Human Again

with Thomas Adducci

June 16th—June 17th

Level I marks the starting point of the Shambhala path of weekend city retreats. This first level focuses on the profound technique of mindfulness meditation as a gateway to discovering intrinsic human potential and goodness. Open to the public 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 »