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Online Programs

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

February 16th—June 29th

Looking for a virtual meditation group where you can drop in when you like or attend regularly and get to know other meditators? Instruction in meditation and mindfulness skills. Continue »

Heart of Recovery

February 28th—June 13th

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

March 7th—May 30th

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 »

Stroke of Ashe Group Practice

with Shastri David Stone

April 11th—May 11th

A gathering of warriors who have received stroke practice transmission--will include guided practice and commentary. Please register to receive zoom link. Continue »

Contemplative Photography

with Larry Wolf

May 8th—June 19th

This seven-week workshop explores the making and viewing of photographs as a contemplative activity. It’s a mashup of classic teachings on mindfulness and photography plus the explosion of photos in the modern world. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

May 14th—May 16th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago Governing Council Meeting ONLINE

May 17th

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

Learn to Meditate ONLINE

with Alice Dan

June 5th

Have you been trying to start a meditation practice on your own or with an app? This program helps beginners overcome common obstacles and establish a consistent practice. It is also appropriate for struggling meditators looking for a refresher. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Barbara Wolkowitz

June 12th—June 13th

This is the 3rd class in the Shambhala Training Series. As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Continue »

Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

June 12th

Please join us for this free info session, Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Continue »

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program ONLINE

with Ann Shillinglaw

June 16th—August 4th

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 »