West Loop (Main Center)

Physical Address                                      

37 N Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60607
(See the Map below for directions)

Mailing Address

Shambhala Chicago
1017 W. Washington Blvd Unit 102
Chicago IL 60607-2108

Tel. (773)743-8147

To request an appointment for meditation instruction, please email us at: info@ChicagoShambhala.org

Transportation and Parking

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Mass Transit (Recommended):  We are a 7-15 min walk from three CTA train stops: Green/Pink Line – Morgan stop; Blue Line – UIC-Halsted (use Morgan exit) & Grand stops.  We are a 15 min walk from Ogilvie Transportation Center and a 20 min walk from Chicago Union Station.  See Metrarail.com for commuter train information.

Driving: We are conveniently located near the I-90/94 Expressway and are closest to the Madison Exit.

Street Parking: Close to the Main Center, all North-South streets are meter-free.  Just be sure to check street signs as there are a number of loading zones in this area.  East-West streets are typically metered; however, as you continue to drive west away from the Main Center more streets are meter free.

Parking Lots: There are some lots within walking distance where you can pay for parking.  SpotHero or Parqex can be a convenient way to arrange parking in a lot or private space.  For a map of nearby parking lots, click here.

Weekly Offerings: Free and Open to the Public

Noon Sitting: 

(No instruction given)

Monday – Friday | 12:15 – 12:45pm

Tea & Sit Open Houses

Sunday Mornings | 9:00am – 12:00pm

9AM – 11AM: Opening Chants, Sitting and Walking Meditation.

11AM – 12PM: Dharma Talk in Meditation Hall, Closing Chants.

Sunday Evenings | 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Sponsored by Queer Dharma)

Tuesday Evenings | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Shambhala Chicago has open sitting on Sundays and Tuesdays in the Main Center.  Sitting and walking meditation will take place, light snacks and beverages will be offered and come a little early and stay a little late for socializing.  Talk and discussions often occur.  You are welcome to come anytime between those hours and leave anytime as you do not have to stay for the duration of the sitting.  Cushions, benches and chairs are supplied; you do not need to bring anything.  All are welcome.

Free meditation instruction is offered through guided group instruction

Heart of Recovery

Sundays | 10:30am – 12:00pm

The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting at Shambhala focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to freedom from habitual patterns.  Read more: Heart of Recovery

Femmes of Color

2nd & 4th Mondays | 7 – 9pm

A space of courageous love and healing for all women of color along the gender spectrum.  Read more: Femmes of Color