How Do I Begin?

Meditation

“It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our mind?”

-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago offers several entrances to the path of meditation:

Weekly Dharma Gathering (Open House)

Our weekly Tuesday night open house is the perfect introduction to mindfulness meditation.  Meditation instruction is provided.   Open House Info.

Learn To Meditate

This basic meditation class is taught by one of our certified mindfulness meditation instructors and recommended for beginners, meditators new to this technique, or practitioners looking to refresh their practice.

Meditation in Everyday Life Course

This 5-week course is considered the meditator’s instruction manual. By the end, you’ll be equipped with tools to establish your own meditation practice.

Shambhala Training Level I

A beginning 1 and half day weekend program that offers meditation instruction, group discussions, and talks given by a teacher on the Shambhala teachings of basic goodness.

Introductory

Learn to Meditate

with Barbara Wolkowitz

June 3rd

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

Beyond Enemies: Sacred Outlook & Social Transformation

with Acharya Fleet Maull

June 8th

Join renowned social activist and Dharma teacher Acharya Fleet Maull for an evening of exploration and dialogue addressing how we can meet our toughest challenges. 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 »

Welcome to Shambhala

June 18th

This class is an introduction to all things Shambhala: history, traditions, and more. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

July 1st

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »