Windhorse Retreat Center is currently in a transition period.  We have been renting our space for the last 18 years and are no longer using this space.  We are currently in the process of planning and visioning the best use of the 34 acres of land owned by Shambhala International and cared for by a small group from our regional sangha; for all practical purposes Windhorse Retreat Center is in a period of hibernation.  If you wish to rent the building please contact Alan Anderson at (414)241-8081 or aka@wisdomsplinter.com

If you are looking for programs offered by Shambhala please visit the Milwaukee or Madison Shambhala Center websites.  Thank you.

Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Sexual Harm, Trauma, and The Healing Journey

November 16th—December 10th

This course is offered free of charge through a grant by the Shambhala Board of Directors. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Radical Responsibility for the Holidays

with Alan Anderson

November 30th—January 11th (2020)

Food, drink, ice, snow, family, gifts, disappointments, drunk uncle...What an amazing recipe for holiday chaos to do battle with sanity! What a perfect time to join our wonderful weekend discussions regarding the power and passion of taking Fleet Maull’s Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

December 6th—December 8th

This weekend retreat is open to practitioners at all levels who wish to deepen their meditation practice. We will use shamatha and vipashyana meditation to look at the mind and sense perceptions, with emphasis on direct personal experience. 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 »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

December 7th

Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses explores the fertile ground of connecting to our sense perceptions and meditative mind for creative expression. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

with Barbara Wolkowitz

December 8th

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 Milwaukee

The Trekcho Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal

with Acharya Richard John

December 9th

This one-day retreat is open to all tantrikas who attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly, regardless of your current practice. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana practice

December 10th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

A Fall Forum for Performers

with Kirk Ferguson

December 10th - Date postponed or cancelled

I’m a symphony musician and I get nervous. I'm also a meditator. Praise and blame, gain and loss…these are powerful forces we all work with. Join us in exploring how we can use meditation to work with these pitfalls. This group is for performers of all ki Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsögyal

with Acharya Richard John

December 12th

Pre-requisites: This intensive is for all Shambhala Tantrikas, who have attended SWA or Vajrayana Seminary, regardless of their current practice or teachers. 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 »

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

Winter Solstice Day of Silent Meditation

December 22nd

Winter Solstice Day of Silent Meditation and Community Potluck to Follow Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Children's Day

December 22nd

Children’s Day in Shambhala is a winter solstice celebration for all. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

December 28th

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

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Winter Retreat

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

January 5th—January 11th (2020)

Start the New Year with a weeklong Winter Retreat Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Nyinthun Practice Day - Open to All

January 5th (2020)

A Nyinthun is a full-day group meditation practice, a chance to deepen one's own practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Sacred Path: Golden Key

with Shastri David Stone

January 9th—January 12th (2020)

This program teaches the practice of enriching presence-- the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within oneself, phenomena, and the natural world. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

January 12th (2020)

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

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level I: Waking up to Who We are

with Acharya Eric Spiegel & Shastri Marita McLaughlin

January 17th—January 18th (2020)

In this workshop, students are introduced to the idea of basic goodness and the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment. The weekend includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

The Wish Fulfilling Jewel: Developing a Dharmic Approach to Money, Wealth and Generosity

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

January 19th (2020)

A Community Practice Day with Acharya Eric Spiegel. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Deepening Compassion Part 1: The Four Limitless Ones

January 19th—February 16th (2020)

If you are interested in deepening your sense of compassion, both for yourself as well as for others, this course is for you. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Vajrayana Practice Day

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

January 20th (2020)

Acharya Spiegel will spend the morning in practice and conversation with Vajrayana Students. In the afternoon we will practice with Kurukulla for those who have received this practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Lojong: Training the Mind on the Path of Enlightenment

with Steven Shippee

January 22nd—February 19th (2020)

The teachings on Lojong ("mind training") are pith instructions that contain all the essential points of Buddhist practice -- from working with karma to experiencing emptiness, and from cultivating compassion to transforming all of our troubles into occas Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

January 22nd (2020)

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

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Art Part 5 - Art in Everyday Life

with Rebekah Younger & Miriam Hall

January 25th—January 26th (2020)

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 Meditation Center of Columbus

Joy In Everyday Life (JIEL)

with Betsy Loeb, Phong Nguyen, Linda Wolf

February 3rd—March 2nd (2020)

Monday evening course: Joy in Everyday Life delves into the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Qigong Levels 1 + 2

with Shastri David Stone

February 8th—February 9th (2020)

In the Chinese arts of health and longevity, qigong simultaneously cultivates a peaceful body and a peaceful mind. Physical health and mental well-being are closely aligned. Begin your journey of health and well-being in Qigong Levels 1+2. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Level V: Open Sky

with Patrick Dallas

February 14th—February 16th (2020)

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open, clear sky of mind. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

February 16th (2020)

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

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Ann Tyndall

February 21st—February 23rd (2020)

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 Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

March 22nd (2020)

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

Shambhala Chicago

Spring Kado Retreat: The Way of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

April 3rd—April 5th (2020)

This will be a very special and unique weekend program on the ancient art of Kado. Kado was the name used in China for the contemplative art of flower arranging, or, "The Way of Flowers.” When this practice made its way to Japan, it becam Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

with Shastri David Stone

April 12th (2020)

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

Shambhala Chicago

Creating Benchmarks for Your Qigong Practice

with Eva Wong

September 12th—September 13th (2020)

Having learned the basics of Qigong in levels 1-5, it is time to use them to fine tune your practice and increase awareness of your body’s physical abilities and vast energetic potential. Continue »