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Online Programs

What the Buddha Taught: Lojong - Training the Mind & Cultivating Loving Kindness Study Group + Meditation (Tues) ONLINE

with Stephen Burns, Larry Wolf, Barbara Wolkowitz, Alice Dan

March 17th—December 29th

This study group will read, study, and contemplate the 52 slogans that are part of the Mahayana teachings of Lojong, or Training the Mind. There will also be a period for meditation. See schedule in full description. Continue »

What the Buddha Taught Study Group ONLINE (Alternate Sundays)

with Barbara Wolkowitz

March 22nd—December 27th

This study group will read, study, and contemplate the 52 slogans that are part of the Mahayana teachings of Lojong, or Training the Mind. By training the mind, we mean that we reflect on our thoughts and behavior as a means of reversing our habitual tend Continue »

Heart of Recovery ONLINE

May 3rd—December 27th

The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting at the Shambhala Center focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to sobriety. Continue »

Sunday Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

July 5th—December 27th

Sitting Meditation Practice will begin with a brief opening chant, a short guided introduction to meditation, and 2 sessions with a break for movement. Discussion follows, questions welcome. Please register to receive the zoom link for participation. Continue »

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

October 7th—December 2nd

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is an eight-week course designed to teach participants how to improve the quality of their lives as they work with various types of stress. Continue »

Understanding the Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

October 27th—November 24th

Introduction, overview and examination of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, mixed with weekend practice opportunities. Continue »

The Mindful Artist with Uché Elueze - ONLINE

October 31st—November 14th

This series of workshops will explore high performance psychology/states and what it means to perform and embody "flow state". In other words, what it means to be "in the zone" or "consciously unconscious”. Continue »

Learn to Meditate ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz

November 7th

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

Chicago Shambhala Governing Council Meeting ONLINE

November 13th

Shambhala Chicago Governing Council meetings are open to members of the Chicago Shambhala Center. We welcome your presence! Continue »

Motivation and the Path of Meditation (Online)

with Acharya Richard John

November 14th

Acharya Richard John returns! A favorite teacher of the sangha will be leading a meditation session, talk and discussion from 9AM-noon on Saturday November 14. Continue »

Chicago Shambhala Governing Council Meeting ONLINE

December 4th

Shambhala Chicago Governing Council meetings are open to members of the Chicago Shambhala Center. We welcome your presence! Continue »