Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Buddhist Studies

with Shastri Janice Glowski & Prof Matthew Kahle

January 21st—February 25th

This second course will cover classic topics of Buddhist history and philosophy. We will mix the study of these topics with meditative and contemplative practices. We will discuss each week, in circle, how this living Dharma can be relevant to our daily Continue »

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

Buddhist Studies- Matteson

February 2nd—March 30th

Buddhist Studies- The Four Noble Truths Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga - Class Series

with Clare Norelle

February 4th—March 4th

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a gentle, respectful approach to healing from trauma. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Yoga: Moving into Stillness

with Lance Brunner

February 7th—February 28th

Shambhala Chicago

Path of Mindful Parenting and Family Life

with Rob Ley, Shastri Marita McLaughlin, Donna Mandel, Jill Spielfogel

February 10th—March 10th

This new series offers programming for parents that is separate from children’s mindfulness classes. Children’s classes are also included. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Awakening Together Bookclub

February 10th—April 14th

Join us for this new bookclub! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Aging in Enlightened Society: Session 4—Aging for Beginners

February 12th—March 26th - Date postponed or cancelled

Aging doesn't begin at 65 years old, but is based on our perspective. What makes getting older so potentially difficult? How can we see old age as a new stage in life, a stage of renewal? Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Seven Day Urban Retreat - Shambhala Weekthun

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

February 15th—February 22nd

Seven Day Urban Retreat - Shambhala Weekthun. Please join us for all seven days or just one hour! Email us if you need housing in Madison. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Profound Kindness Retreat - Weeklong

with Acharya Susan Chapman & Mary Sehlinger

February 16th—February 22nd

What the World Needs Now: Profound Kindness Weekthun Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice

February 18th—December 12th

These Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practices are open to our entire sangha community, Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Introduction to the Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Ronald Wilcox

February 19th—March 26th

Open to all, this program explores the philosophy and practices of awakened mind, empathy, and compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Ann Tyndall

February 22nd—February 24th

In the Level II weekend program, we focus on deepening the meditation practice through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Film Screening - A Plastic Ocean

February 22nd

A PLASTIC OCEAN follows journalist Craig Leeson, who discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. He uncovers the alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveals immediate solutions. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

The Four Dignities of Investigating Whiteness and Racism

with Jonathan Kirkendall & Gabe Dayley

February 22nd—February 24th

This course will offer an introductory investigation of race, whiteness, and systemic racism for Shambhala practitioners who identify as white. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

The Art of Being Human: It's Basically Good!

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

February 23rd

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Poetry as Contemplative Practice

with Lance Brunner

February 23rd

Calling all poetry lovers!!! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part I: The Four Limitless Ones

February 24th—April 21st

A Year of Deepening in Compassion: A four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

February 25th—April 1st

Buddhist teachings on how our sense of self arises moment by moment to provide a reference point. Meditation practice is used as a way to contact and express the mind of basic goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level II: The Warrior Awakes

with Barbara Wolkowitz

March 2nd—March 3rd

This is the 2nd course in the Shambhala Training series. Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

March 2nd

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

with Thomas Adducci

March 2nd

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

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Intro to Ikebana

with Brooke Pohl

March 2nd

Introduction to Ikebana Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Shelley Heinz & Mary Jo Gatton

March 4th—April 1st

Shambhala Chicago

Field Trip to One Earth Film Festival

March 5th

Join us on a field trip to the One Earth Film Festival! We will be watching the film "Paris to Pittsburgh" at Truman College. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Tuesday Open House: Meditation Meets Performance Anxiety

March 5th

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musician Kirk Ferguson on how meditation can ease performance jitters and their attendant neuroses. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Queer Dharma

March 5th

Centered on LGBTQIA+ persons and the queer community, Queer Dharma is a monthly open discussion of mindfulness practice and Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

The Art of Being Human: It's Basically Good!

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

March 6th

This is a weekday repeat of the program offered on February 23. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

New Meditators Group

with Barbara Wolkowitz

March 8th

Looking to connect with other meditators? Join us for New Meditators Group on Friday evening. We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Qigong Levels I & II

with Shastri David Stone

March 9th—March 10th

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Examining Whiteness Facilitator Training

March 12th—March 16th

Intensive training for white identified individuals with an established meditation practice and working on unlearning white supremacy, to learn to facilitate others in this work! Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 2: Seeing Things as They Are

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

March 16th

Shambhala Art Part 2: Seeing Things as They Are looks more closely at the process of perception and how our thinking influences our perceptions. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Radical Responsibility: The Path of Authentic Relationships

with Acharya Fleet Maull

March 22nd—March 24th

A Transformative Weekend Program Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sitting, the Physical Art of Meditation

with Erika Berland

March 23rd

Presents the principles of alignment, breathing and experiential anatomy, including guided imagery exercises to release tension and stress when they arise. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Meek & Perky

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

March 29th—March 31st

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

April 6th

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Path of Mindful Parenting and Family Life

with Rob Ley, Shastri Marita McLaughlin, Donna Mandel, Jill Spielfogel

April 7th—May 5th

This new series offers programming for parents that is separate from children’s mindfulness classes. Children’s classes are also included. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

The Art of Being Human Level I

April 12th—April 14th

This intro course can open our eyes, hearts and minds to our own basic goodness and the sacredness of life. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Taoist Qigong Level 4

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 13th—April 14th

Open to current students of Taoist Qigong who have completed Level 3. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

April 15th—May 20th

This six-session recorded course explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. Is society som Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Greener Home-Made Cleaners Workshop

with Dani Wrobel

April 27th

Join the Shambhala Green Team at our "Greener Home-Made Cleaners" workshop to learn how to clean your home more safely using non-toxic, home-made cleaning products. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

May 4th

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level II: The Warrior Awakes

with David Perrin

May 18th—May 19th

This is the 2nd course in the Shambhala Training series. Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

June 1st

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Fleet Maull

June 7th—June 9th

The culmination of the Heart of Warriorship path, this program is for students who havce completed Shambhala Training Level V. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

July 6th

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

October 28th—December 2nd

In this course with Acharya John Rockwell, participants explore the ordinary magic of reality and learn about the progressive stages of discovering non-dual perception of the elements, and thus, the nature of mind. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Taoist Qigong Level 5

with Eva Wong

November 2nd—November 3rd

In Level 5 you'll continue on the path of internal and external strengthening by learning the 3 remaining Wudang Shan Five Animal Forms and completing the Immortals Guide and Red Phoenix. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

November 2nd

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Continue »