All Programs

 

Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong

with Jennifer O'Hara

June 3rd—June 24th

Based on ancient Qigong exercises and Japanese Shiatsu exercises, Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong is a restorative series of movements that anyone can do. Continue »

Midsummer's Day Shambhala Community Picnic on the Roof

June 22nd

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, we'll celebrate the arrival of summer with a potluck picnic, on the roof. Continue »

Nyinthun/Daylong Meditation Retreat

June 23rd

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »

A Cross-Zen Dialogue

June 28th

Three prominent teachers from different Chan/Zen Buddhist traditions will share their lineages' teachings and have a dialogue with all. Bring your questions and meet new Dharma friends from other sanghas! Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Barbara Wolkowitz

June 29th

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 »

Educator gathering with Shastris

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri David Stone

June 30th

A gathering for teachers, meditation instructors, guides, and leaders Continue »

Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong

with Jennifer O'Hara

July 1st—July 29th

Based on ancient Qigong exercises and Japanese Shiatsu exercises, Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong is a restorative series of movements that anyone can do. Continue »

Governing Council Meeting

July 1st

Open to all Shambhala Chicago community members. Learn about center operations, governance, and the leadership path. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life: I'm Good Just As I Am

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & William O'Brien

July 13th—August 3rd

Open to all. This 4-week course provides a further exploration of mindfulness meditation, along with foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

[OFFSITE] White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

July 14th

Join the Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group for a White Tara practice day. This day-long retreat introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Film Screening - The Human Element

July 19th

Join us for a screening of THE HUMAN ELEMENT, which follows environmental photographer James Balog on his quest to highlight Americans on the frontlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Larry Wolf

August 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 »

Taoist Qigong Level 3

with Shastri David Stone

August 10th—August 11th

Open to current students of Taoist Qigong who have completed Level 2. Continue »

Shambhala Art Part 4: The Power of Display

with Rebekah Younger & Miriam Hall

August 31st—September 1st

Styles of creative and personal expression are explored in this program using the mandala of the five elements, earth, water, fire, wind and space. Continue »

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

September 22nd

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »

Taoist Qigong Level 4

with Shastri David Stone

October 5th—October 6th

Open to current students of Taoist Qigong who have completed Level 3. Continue »

Taoist Qigong Level 5

with Eva Wong

November 2nd—November 3rd

In Level 5 you'll continue on the path of internal and external strengthening by learning the 3 remaining Wudang Shan Five Animal Forms and completing the Immortals Guide and Red Phoenix. Continue »

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

December 22nd

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »