Shambhala Milwaukee  

About Shambhala
The vision of Shambhala begins with the understanding that all humans, at the very ground of their being have basic goodness and wisdom...more

Shambhala Lineage
Learn about our lineage holders and their teachings online.

Chogyam TrungpaSakyong Mipham

This public weekly event introduces beginning meditators to a diverse meditation topics in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Taught by experienced meditation instructors. Come early to meditate and join us for tea before class begins. Free.

Weekly Meditation
Tuesday 7-7:45pm
Wednesday 7-8pm
Saturday Cafe 9-10:30am
Sunday 9-11am

Meditation Instruction
Tuesday 7pm
Saturday 9am
Sunday 9am

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Center Leadership and Contacts

Shambhala Milwaukee Meditation Hall

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee is part of an international community of over 200 meditation centers worldwide. Shambhala has been teaching meditation in the West for over 40 years.

2344 N. Oakland Avenue
Milwaukee 53211
(414) 277-8020

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Bring your family and children to celebrate winter solstice with us at the Shambhala Center. Celebration of the winter solstice has its roots in many different cultures. The Shambhala community has drawn on traditional images associated with this time of year to create a distinctive and rich festival of our own. December 21st provides a special opportunity to express appreciation for, and with, our children and youth. At a time when the weather begins to bear down upon us, we turn to family for celebration, creativity, and generosity. More details here.

Milwaukee Shambhala Tuesday Open House

Join us every Tuesday of the week at 8pm for a FREE class on diverse topics of Shambhala Buddhist teachings. These classes offer beginners as well as experienced meditators an introduction to Shambhala meditation practice, Buddhism as well as a great place for connection and lively discussion. Bring your curiosity, questions and insights to share! Public sitting begins at 7pm followed by tea social at 7:45pm. Donation appreciated. See Tuesday class topics here.

Leslie Shippee, Center Director Shambhala Milwaukee  

So What IS Shambhala Anyway?!
Is Shambhala connected to Buddhism?
Is this the only Shambhala center?
Where do these beautiful flower arrangements come from? Join Center Director, Leslie Shippee, every first Tuesday of each month from 8-9pm, to explore these topics.


Weekly meditation
Our center is open weekly welcoming everyone to learn to meditate and to practice in an uplifted with other fellow practitioners. Every Tuesday at our Open House, we offer a public talk geared towards beginners. Check out our Open House classes, learn more about meditation, and check out our upcoming programs. These public meditation is free of charge but your donation is greatly appreciated.






The Way of Shambhala
Core curriculum of Shambhala teachings. Weekday and weekend meditation workshops.
Become a Shambhala Member
Bodhi School
Browse books, listen to online talks, links to Shambhala VDO teachings

Shambhala retreat center near Kettle Moraine with programs for individuals and groups.

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Upcoming Programs:

Children's Day
December 21st
Bring your family and children to celebrate winter solstice with at the Shambhala Center. There will be games, story-telling and sharing of delight and food!
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Contentment In Everyday Life (CIEL)
February 4th (2015)- March 4th (2015)
This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from s
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