Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part III - Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhichitta

July 28th—October 6th

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

Shambhala Center of Madison

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga - Class Series

with Clare Norelle

July 29th—August 26th

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

Shambhala Center of Lexington

The Art of Connection: Skills for Creating a Vibrant Community

with Vincent Dummer & Marian Judith Broadus

July 29th—September 2nd

In this 6-week course, participants will learn the basic building blocks of creating healthy groups/communities in a gentle and open learning environment. Open to all; please register online. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Meditation Radiation: How Your Practice Warms the World - An Open House Talk

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

August 20th

Meditation is not just in your head. From your kind thoughts to family, friends and society, meditation has a snowballing effect. The practice of being awake extends beyond our wish for internal peace. We could say that meditation wakes up the world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Art of Being Human (Shambhala Training Level I)

with Shastri Janice Glowski

August 24th

The Art of Being Human is a secular meditation program that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards oneself and our world. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

"What The Buddha Taught" - Reinventing the Wheel: Understanding Karma, Interdependence and Auspicious Coincidence

with Shastri David Stone & Shastri Marita McLaughlin

August 24th

Are we trapped in our “karma”? Is there “free will”? What is “good karma”, what is “bad karma”? Can I change my karma? How does meditation fit in? What does karma really mean anyway? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

The Science of Meditation: An Open House Video Presentation

August 27th

Can meditation really make you smarter, happier and healthier? New research shows that it can affect the body as well as the mind, slow down the aging process, and even alter the structure of the brain. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

The Wisdom of Emotions

with Lisa Cappelli & Tuyet Cullen

August 28th—September 25th

New five-week course where we will explore our relationship to our emotions and how they impact our lives and our interactions with others. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 4: The Power of Display

with Rebekah Younger & Miriam Hall

August 31st—September 1st

Styles of creative and personal expression are explored in this program using the mandala of the five elements, earth, water, fire, wind and space. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 31st

All are welcome to this monthly Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Meditation Meets Mindfulness: Is There a Difference? - An Open House Talk with Anna Silberg

September 3rd

Mindfulness vs. Meditation? It’s not a contest. There’s just so much good stuff to explore including the rich discoveries that brain science has revealed. Come join one of Milwaukee’s foremost mindfulness educators for a talk and discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level I: Feel Human Again

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

September 7th

Level I opens the Heart of Warriorship Series, a path of developing courage and compassion. Focusing on the profound technique of mindfulness meditation is a gateway to discovering intrinsic human potential and goodness. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

September 7th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Performance & Mindfulness Retreat

with Kirk Ferguson

September 7th—September 8th

Performance is challenging, be it on stage, in a boardroom or simply having a conversation. Join us for a weekend retreat lead by Milwaukee Symphony Trombonist and Meditation Guide, Kirk Ferguson, where we'll explore how mindfulness can lead to freedom in Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas & Scott Kamilar

September 10th—October 8th

This course meets every Tuesday night for 5 weeks. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes & Susan Engel

September 13th—September 15th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Beginners are welcome to this introduction to the Shambhala path. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Learn to Work with Strong Emotions

with Grace Jessen

September 14th

There's no need to struggle with our strong emotions or judge ourselves for feeling them. Learn to relate to your emotions without acting out or suppressing them. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Shambhala Community Picnic

September 14th

Members, friends, families, children, furbabies, meditation lovers, HOR, WDGers, out of town family and guests…. All welcome! Come and go as you wish Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga - Class Series

with Clare Norelle

September 16th—October 14th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Contentment in Everyday Life (CIEL)

with Phong Nguyen, Linda Wolf, Betsy Loeb

September 16th—October 14th

This introductory class offers an exploration of mindfulness meditation, focused on incorporating gentleness and fearlessness into our lives. Open to the public. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana practice

September 17th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Gathering

September 22nd

We will gather on Sunday, September 22nd as a community to set our intentions for the season and announce our upcoming programs. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

September 22nd

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

This is our Fall Nyida Day, one of the quarterly Shambhala observations to mark the seasons and gather together socially. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Entering the Stream: Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

September 27th—September 29th

A weekend retreat that will culminate in an offering of the Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Household Lung

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 27th

Receive the lung for the Shambhala Household text written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Household Weekend (Child)

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 27th—September 28th

Introduces a powerful way to work with the challenge of integrating the Shambhala teachings and practices we are given with the mundane yet profound activities of our daily lives. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Household Weekend (Adult)

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 27th—September 28th

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 5 - Art in Everyday Life

with Rebekah Younger & Miriam Hall

September 28th—September 29th

This class explores using the four actions, Pacifying, Enriching, Magnetizing and Destroying to work with obstacles in the creative process and life. The program will end with a Feast of the Four Actions, graduation and offerings from participants that is Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

September 28th

All are welcome to this monthly Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Barbara Cromer, Ann Palomo, Melissa Van

October 3rd—October 31st

Meditation in Daily Life provides an opportunity to deepen the experience and understanding of meditation for new students. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Birth of the Warrior (Shambhala Training Level II)

with James Drescher & Shastri Janice Glowski

October 4th—October 6th

Weekend Retreat: Having experienced meditation practice and our own inherent 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 Chicago

Taoist Qigong Level 4

with Shastri David Stone

October 5th—October 6th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

October 5th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

October 5th

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 »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana practice

October 6th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

The Compassionate Path of Embracing Vulnerability and Disappointment

with Acharya Melissa Moore

October 18th

This evening will experientially explore the potency of working with difficult emotions. How are we protecting our mind? How do we hold to the seed syllable of sanity we all innately possess? Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

​​​Discovering the Potency of the Heart: ​ An Introduction to ​Karuna Training

with Acharya Melissa Moore & Miriam Hall

October 19th

​Karuna Training is a mindfulness and compassion-based training program that offers participants both ancient and modern methods, tools, and practices for communicating genuinely and skillfully with others. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Vajrayana Day with Acharya Melissa Moore

with Acharya Melissa Moore

October 20th

An invitation to Vajrayana Practitioners to gather together and practice. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Timekeepers Workshop

with Richard Rulong

October 20th

Do you want to become more involved in the Cleveland Shambhala community? Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Exploring the Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

October 26th—October 27th

In this Buddhist program we will delve into teachings of The Sadhana of Mahamudra, a terma teaching of Trungpa Rinpoche. We will get a feeling for the structure of the sadhana and work with themes within it. This program introduces an important part of Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

October 27th

All are welcome to this monthly Vajrayana practice. Please join us! 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 »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

November 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 Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

Prepare yourself to support new practitioners on their paths. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

The training will begin late afternoon on November 7 and end by 6:00 PM on November 11. This is a midwest regional training and takes place at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Guide Training Candidates

with Winnie Edgerton

November 7th—November 11th

APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 7-31-19. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 7th—November 11th

Prepare yourself to support new practitioners on their paths. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Fred Schwieg

November 9th—November 10th

This introductory level of the Path of Warriorship is open to beginners and those new to meditation! Discovering basic goodness in the world and ourselves is the seed of developing confidence, gentleness, and healing from difficult situations. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana practice

November 12th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

November 24th

All are welcome to this monthly Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

December 7th

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

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana practice

December 10th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

What can we rely on? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha

with Acharya Richard John

December 13th—December 15th

Weekend program on the Four Reliances and some Lojong slogans Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

with Shastri David Stone

December 22nd

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

December 28th

All are welcome to this monthly Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »