Programs and classes in meditation, Buddhist teachings, and other contemplative disciplines are offered as well as individual meditation instruction. The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala principles of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help Chicagoans of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness, and humor.

Click on categories at right to see particular types of programs.

 


 

Online Programs

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

July 25th—August 29th

Weekly group meditation session with guided instruction and discussions and breaks for movement Continue »

Heart of Recovery®

July 25th—August 29th

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 »

Queer Dharma

July 25th—August 29th

Queer Dharma is a weekly meditation group where LGBTQIA+ people can form a non-judgmental community while deepening our meditation practices based on openness, curiosity, and gentleness. Continue »

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

July 27th—August 31st

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 »

Stroke of Ashe Group Practice

with Shastri David Stone

August 8th

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

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

with Ann Shillinglaw

August 21st

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

August 25th—October 13th

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program is an 8-week course designed to help participants improve the quality of their lives as they work with various types of stress. Continue »