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Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

 
Location: Chicago

Fearlessness in Everyday Life
August 18 - September 22, 2014
This is the 4th class in the Way of Shambhala Weeknight Series. Prerequisites Apply.

 
Location: Chicago

Introduction to Dorje Kasung
with Sarah Osborne
August 24, 2014
All Shambhala Center Members are invited to join us for a discussion that explores the Pillar of Protection, its pivotal teaching of “Victory Over War”, some of the practice forms used, and how we provide service to the Shambhala community

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
August 26, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Labor Day Potluck!
September 1, 2014
Come and celebrate the Labor Day with your Shambhala Friends on our beautiful rooftop deck! This is a potluck where we will again be grilling out!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
September 2, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong
with Jennifer O'Hara
September 4 - 25, 2014
Qigong is a restorative series of movements that anyone can do. Using deep belly breaths and gentle relaxation, meridians are opened allowing ki to flow, promoting body-mind synchronization and awareness.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn to Meditate
September 6, 2014
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
September 7, 2014
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
September 9, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
September 16, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Harvest of Peace
September 20, 2014
Our community equinox celebration, open to all. Events go from 10am to 5pm. Join us at any point of this celebration!

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
September 20, 2014
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
September 23, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

The Art of Being Human (Level 1)
September 26 - 27, 2014
The Friday evening and Saturday program includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors.

 
Location: Chicago

Fall Ikebana Workshop: Contemplative Flower Arrangement
with Brooke Pohl
September 27 - 28, 2014
Ikebana is a contemplative art of flower arrangement that can teach mindfulness, discipline, confidence, and self awareness.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
September 30, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Sacred Path: Golden Key
with David Stone
October 2 - 5, 2014
This program is based on a Shambhala text that works with our relationship to the material world and our sense perceptions. It teaches the practice of enriching presence the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within oneself and the natural world.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
October 4, 2014
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
October 5, 2014
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Meditation In Everyday Life
October 6 - November 3, 2014
Learn about peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and how meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through meditation, we can more fully become who we are.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
October 7, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Wisdom in Everyday Life
October 9 - November 6, 2014
The final class of the Way of Shambhala I is Wisdom in Everyday Life, where we study the unwavering warrior whose confidence is unconditional and playful. Here the practitioner is introduced to the Vajrayana teachings of Tibetan Buddhism.

 
Location: Chicago

QiGong Level 5
with Eva Wong
October 10 - 12, 2014
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
October 14, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
October 18, 2014
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
October 21, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
October 28, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
November 1, 2014
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
November 2, 2014
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
November 4, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

The Sacred World of Kyerim
with Christie Cashman
November 7 - 12, 2014
In 2010, after the Sacred World Assembly, the Sakyong wrote an extraordinarily beautiful text on vajrayana kyerim (generation stage practices). Its purpose is to help students master the ability to draw the dralas into their lives and society.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
November 11, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
November 15, 2014
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
November 18, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Birth of the Warrior (Level 2)
November 21 - 23, 2014
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
November 25, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Thanksgiving Day Meditation, Talk on Gratitude and Pot Luck Dinner
November 27, 2014
Celebrate Thanksgiving With Us! Everyone is welcome to our Thanksgiving Day event! On Thursday, November 27th, Shambhala Chicago will host sitting meditation from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meditation instruction will be available.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
December 2, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Guide Training
December 4 - 7, 2014
A Shambhala Guide is a resource, friend, and host to newcomers within a Shambhala Center. The Guide gives initial meditation instruction, and information on our Shambhala lineage and educational programs and events. Individuals must submit an application.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
December 6, 2014
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
December 7, 2014
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
December 9, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
December 16, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
December 20, 2014
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
December 23, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
December 30, 2014
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31, 2014
Ring in the New Year with your Shambhala Friends! We will be hosting a potluck party, and BYO Beverage to welcome the New Year according to the Napoleonic Calendar. The party will start at 7 PM and go until Midnight or later – music, dancing and fun for

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
January 4, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
January 6, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
January 10, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
January 13, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

The Art of Being Human (Level 1)
January 16 - 17, 2015
The Friday evening and Saturday program includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
January 17, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
January 20, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Meditation In Everyday Life
January 21 - February 11, 2015
Learn about peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and how meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through meditation, we can more fully become who we are.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
January 27, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
February 1, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
February 3, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
February 7, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
February 10, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
February 17, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
February 21, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
February 24, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
March 1, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
March 3, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
March 7, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
March 10, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Birth of the Warrior (Level 2)
March 13 - 15, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
March 17, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
March 21, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
March 24, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Contentment in Everyday Life
March 25 - April 22, 2015
This class explores the benefits of mindfulness meditation in working with the ups and downs of everyday life. Starting with the foundation of basic goodness, we can approach both positive and negative emotions with gentleness and fearlessness.

 
Location: Chicago

QiGong Levels 1 & 2
with David Stone
March 28 - 29, 2015
Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of QiGong. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate and Yiquan schools, rarely transmitted in the west.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
March 31, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
April 4, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
April 5, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
April 7, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
April 14, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

The Art of Being Human (Level 1)
April 17 - 18, 2015
The Friday evening and Saturday program includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
April 18, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
April 21, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
April 28, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
May 2, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
May 3, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
May 5, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
May 12, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Warrior in the World (Level 3)
May 15 - 17, 2015
This is the 3rd class in the Shambhala Training Series.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
May 16, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
May 19, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Memorial Day BBQ
May 25, 2015
oin the Shambhala community for a Memorial Day barbecue and potluck. Stay as long or as short a time as you like. Please register if you are thinking of coming - it will help us make sure we have enough food and beverages.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
May 26, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

QiGong Level 3
with Eva Wong
May 30 - 31, 2015
Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School, neith

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
June 2, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
June 6, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
June 7, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
June 9, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
June 16, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
June 20, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
June 23, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
June 30, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
July 5, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
July 7, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
July 11, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
July 14, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

The Art of Being Human (Level 1)
July 17 - 18, 2015
The Friday evening and Saturday program includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
July 18, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
July 21, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
July 28, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
August 1, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
August 2, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
August 4, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
August 11, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
August 15, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
August 18, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
August 25, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
September 1, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Joy In Everyday Life
September 2 - 30, 2015
This class emphasizes awareness of the environment and expanding the heart. It introduces the contemplation of the Four Immeasurables for arousing and strengthening compassion for self and others

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
September 5, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
September 6, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Labor Day Potluck!
September 7, 2015
Come and celebrate the Labor Day with your Shambhala Friends on our beautiful rooftop deck! This is a potluck where we will again be grilling out!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
September 8, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
September 15, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
September 19, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
September 22, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

The Art of Being Human (Level 1)
September 25 - 26, 2015
The Friday evening and Saturday program includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
September 29, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
October 3, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
October 4, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
October 6, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Meditation In Everyday Life
October 7 - 28, 2015
Learn about peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and how meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through meditation, we can more fully become who we are.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
October 13, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Awakened Heart (Level 4)
October 16 - 18, 2015
Awakened Heart takes a further step toward precision and openness. Everything that occurs in meditation practice is used as a catalyst to bring you back. Appreciating this you can have an awakened heart, and live without resentment or expectation.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
October 17, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
October 20, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Fearlessness in Everyday Life
October 22 - November 19, 2015
This is the 4th class in the Way of Shambhala Weeknight Series. Prerequisites Apply.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
October 27, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
November 1, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
November 3, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
November 7, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
November 10, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
November 17, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
November 21, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
November 24, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Thanksgiving Day Meditation, Talk on Gratitude and Pot Luck Dinner
November 26, 2015
Celebrate Thanksgiving With Us! Everyone is welcome to our Thanksgiving Day event! On Thursday, November 27th, Shambhala Chicago will host sitting meditation from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meditation instruction will be available.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
December 1, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Learn To Meditate
December 5, 2015
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.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Community Potluck
December 6, 2015
Bring a dish to pass. Possibly bring a beverage. The important part is to come and enjoy each others' company and we'll see what unfolds!

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
December 8, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
December 15, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Shambhala Chicago Movie Night
December 19, 2015
Gather with Sangha (Community) Members and friends for movies with Dharmic themes. These will sometimes be movies like An Uncommon King or Crazy Wisdom; but also sometimes films like Groundhog Day or Lars and the Real Girl.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
December 22, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

Tuesday Night Open House (West Loop)
December 29, 2015
Join us for any of our FREE open houses or public meditations at our main location in the West Loop. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our open houses.

 
Location: Chicago

New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31, 2015
Ring in the New Year with your Shambhala Friends! We will be hosting a potluck party, and BYO Beverage to welcome the New Year according to the Napoleonic Calendar. The party will start at 7 PM and go until Midnight or later – music, dancing and fun for