West Loop (Main Center)

Physical Address                                      

37 N Carpenter
Chicago, IL 60607
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Tel. (773)743-8147

Mailing Address Only

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

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 5-15 min walk from two CTA train stops, Green/Pink Line – Morgan stop and Blue Line – UIC-Halsted (use Morgan exit).  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 and permitted parking 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. Meters are free on Sundays and federal holidays. You are encouraged to download the ParkChicago app ahead of time to facilitate easier meter feeding.

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: Open to the Public

Noon Sitting: 

Monday – Friday | 12:15 – 12:45pm

No meditation instruction given; a timekeeper is available.

Meditation Open Houses

Sunday Mornings | 9:30am – 12:00pm

9:30am – 10am: Tea & Conversation
10am – 11am: Opening Chants & Meditation
11am – 12pm: Group Discussion

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

6 – 6:20pm: Tea & Conversation
6:20 – 7:20pm: Meditation
7:20 – 8pm: Group discussion

Tuesday Evenings | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

6:30 – 7pm: Tea & Conversation
7 – 8pm: Meditation
8 – 8:30pm: Group discussion

One-on-one meditation instruction is offered during these hours. Meditations include periods of both sitting and walking. You are welcome to come and leave anytime during our open house hours; you do not have to stay for the duration of the sitting/discussion. Cushions, benches and chairs are supplied; you do not need to bring anything. All are welcome.

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

Stillness – 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: Stillness – Femmes of Color