Open Public Sitting & Open Houses
Shambhala Open Houses offer sitting and walking meditation, a book reading or talk given by an certified meditation instructor and a group discussion. Free meditation instruction is available at all our open houses; however, we ask that you please arrive at least five minutes early in order to receive instruction at the beginning of the open house and to have an opportunity to practice with the group. Unless specified, no reservations nor prior experience is necessary to attend. You do not need to bring anything with you. There is no dress code, but you should be comfortable sitting for a period of time.
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.
|Tuesday Evenings||6:30pm – 7pm, Tea & Conversation
7pm – 8pm, Meditation
8pm – 9pm, talk & group discussion.
|Sunday Mornings||9am – 11am, Opening chants & meditation; 11am – 12pm, Public talk & closing chants; 12pm – 1pm, Community gathering & tea.|
|Sunday Evenings sponsored by
Open to all; we nurture an awareness of Diverse Identities
|6pm – 6:20pm, Tea & Conversation
6:20pm – 7:20pm, Meditation
7:20pm – 8pm, Discussion
|Open House sponsored by
Heart of Recovery
Sunday Mornings, Open to all; caters to those in recovery
|10:30am – 11am, Meditation
11am – 12pm, Discussion
|Lunchtime in the Loop
|12pm – 12:30pm. No instruction is given. Please call us 48 hours in advance and set up an appointment at 773-743-8147 if you’d like free 1-on-1 instruction, or attend any of our open houses or introductory programs to receive FREE meditation instruction.|
|*New* Evenings at Shambhala
|6pm – 6:30pm. No instruction is given.|
The entrance of the Edgewater location is on Broadway, just south of the southeast corner of the Broadway/Devon/Sheridan Road intersection. There is an entrance with a dark green awning. When you step through this, you will be in a long hallway. Walk down the hallway past the Planned Parenthood office, and you’ll see the entrance to our space on your right.
|Tuesday Evenings||7pm – 8pm, Meditation; 8pm – 8:15pm, Tea; 8:15pm – 9pm, talk & group discussion|
|Saturday Mornings||9:30am – 12:00pm. Meditation instructions given at 9:30am. Come as go as you please.|
Oak Park String Academy
350 Harrison St
Oak Park, IL 60304
|Sunday Evenings||6pm – 7pm, Meditation
7pm – 8pm, Book Reading, Group Discussion, and Tea
5550 So. Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
|Tuesday Mornings||11am – 12pm, Meditation and Discussion|
We are located in the Church office to the left of the main building.
|Monday Evenings||6:30pm – 7:30pm Meditation; 7:30 – 7:45 pm Tea & Snacks; 7:45pm – 8:30pm Book Reading & Discussion|
Located in the south suburbs of Chicago in a small white house that is otherwise used as a private therapy practice, we have a beautiful meditation room on the first floor at the back of the house that looks out onto a garden. Please join us.
|Open House Tuesday Evenings||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
with Acharya Mitchell Levy & Larry Wolf
March 24th—March 25th
with Janet Hasz & Ira Abrams
March 27th—April 24th
with Mark Brouwer
with Thomas Adducci