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 [email protected]

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

Introduction to Meditation

January 4th—December 5th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Sexual Harm, Trauma and the Healing Journey

January 11th—February 29th

A series of talks to promote understanding of sexual trauma and healing in our community. Open to all; Shambhala Educators are especially encouraged to attend. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Deepening Compassion Part 1: The Four Limitless Ones

January 19th—February 16th

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 Center of Madison

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Ron Wilcox

January 21st—February 15th

Introductory class - open to all Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Lojong: Training the Mind on the Path of Enlightenment

with Steven Shippee

January 22nd—February 19th

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

Shambhala Art Part 5 - Art in Everyday Life

with Rebekah Younger & Miriam Hall

January 25th—January 26th

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, open to the community at large. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

The Foundation of Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths

with Harrison Miller

January 28th

Examine the existence and nature of our dissatisfaction, where it comes from, and how we can work to free ourselves from it. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sexual Harm, Trauma and Healing

February 1st

The second in a series of talks to promote understanding of sexual trauma and healing in our community. Open to all; Shambhala Educators are especially encouraged to attend. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn to Meditate

with Barbara Wolkowitz

February 1st

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 Columbus

Joy In Everyday Life (JIEL)

with Betsy Loeb, Phong Nguyen, Linda Wolf

February 3rd—March 2nd

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

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 Center of Madison

Nyinthun Practice Day - Open to All

February 9th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Level V: Open Sky

with Patrick Dallas

February 14th—February 16th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Coming to Your Senses: An Introduction to Shambhala Art

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

February 15th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

with Shastri David Stone

February 16th

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

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

Mahayana Study Group

February 16th

~ The Mahayana ~ Maha means “great”, or powerful, and Yana means “vehicle" "The Great Vehicle" Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Ann Tyndall

February 21st—February 23rd

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

Shambhala Day 2020

February 24th

Please join us as we celebrate Shambhala Day and begin The Year of the Iron Mouse! All are warmly welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

The Path Of Shambhala I: Being Human: It's Basically Good!

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

February 29th

Special low price of just $20! This one-day intensive introduces the view that, at our core, we are fundamentally awake and good. By training in meditation, we learn to remember our natural wakefulness and relax into the freshness of the moment. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sexual Harm, Trauma and Healing

February 29th

The third in a series of talks to promote understanding of sexual trauma and healing in our community. Open to all; Shambhala Educators are especially encouraged to attend. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Day -- Year of the Iron Mouse

February 29th

Community potluck and celebration of the lunar new year. 2020 is the year of the Iron Mouse. Details on event location will be announce soon. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Day: Year of the Iron Mouse

March 1st

Shambhala Day is our annual celebration of the traditional Tibetan New Year. Shambhala Day is a time for us to express the wealth and richness or our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, and elegance. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Day 2020 Recorded Address

March 1st

The recorded worldwide Shambhala roll call and broadcast from Shambhala Day (February 24, 2020) will be replayed during the discussion period this Sunday. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Performative Arts: Meditation in Acting

March 14th

In this workshop, taught by Uchè Elueze, we'll explore meditation in action.Through acting exercises and organic dialogue, this workshop will focus on the body and the use of physical language to tell a story on stage. Continue »

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

The Art of Being Human- Level 1

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

March 15th

The Art of Being Human Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Great Eastern Sun : Part 1 in Sacred Path Series

with Shastri Trinley Busby & Fred Schwieg

March 20th—March 22nd

The first of the Sacred Path series of retreats Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Learn to Build a Meditation Practice

March 21st

This half day workshop offers a systematic introduction to the practice of meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Seeing Things as They Are: Shambhala Art Part Two

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

March 21st

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

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

March 22nd

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

Shambhala Chicago

Kado: Rigden School of Ikebana

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

April 3rd—April 5th

This will be a very special and unique weekend program on the ancient art of Kado. Discover and cultivate the source of creativity, and learn how to express that in flower arranging. Kado is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Ninthun -- full day meditation retreat

April 4th

A full day of practice experienced with a group of like minded people. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

White Tara - A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Winnie Edgerton & Sarah Flint

April 6th—May 4th

This five-week recorded course introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Emanated from the tears of the compassionate Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to witness t Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sexual Harm, Trauma and Healing

April 11th

The fourth in a series of talks to promote understanding of sexual trauma and healing in our community. Open to all; Shambhala Educators are especially encouraged to attend. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

with Shastri David Stone

April 12th

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

Shambhala Chicago

The Creative Process: Shambhala Art Part Three

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

May 2nd—May 3rd

Shambhala Art Part Three explores the creative process through the lens of the ancient Chinese principles of Heaven, Earth and Human, using calligraphy and object arranging. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Mary Sehlinger Program

with Mary Sehlinger

May 2nd—May 3rd

Details to be determined Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sexual Harm, Trauma and Healing

May 9th

A series of talks to promote understanding of sexual trauma and healing in our community. Open to all; Shambhala Educators are especially encouraged to attend. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Karma & the Six Realms:  A Buddhist Path to Sanity and Liberation

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

May 13th—June 10th

This five-week class explores the Buddhist teachings on selflessness and co-dependent origination including the Five Skandhas, the Twelve Nidanas and the 6 Realms of existence. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

"Awakened Heart - Level IV Meditation Training

with Barbara Wolkowitz

May 15th—May 17th

In this pivotal program, we allow our hearts to be touched without closing down, and from this place, we learn that our inner experience and our outer experience are not so different after all. Having further awakened our minds and hearts in "Birth of Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

“Open Sky” - Level V Meditation Training

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

July 10th—July 12th

Sharpening one’s awareness, one finds the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Trusting our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Development of Peace -- Basic Teachings of the Buddha

with Winnie Edgerton & Sarah Flint

July 20th—August 10th

The Buddha first taught the path of individual liberation. In the Four Noble Truths he taught the truth of suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering and the path to contentment and freedom. He taught the meditation practice of mindful Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Creating Benchmarks for Your Qigong Practice

with Eva Wong

September 12th—September 13th

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 »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Harvest of Peace Potluck

September 19th

A potluck gathering to celebrate our bounty. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

“The Art of Being Human” - Level I Meditation Training

with Lance Brunner

October 2nd—October 4th

This path is open to anyone seeking to develop gentleness and strength through meditation. Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Ninthun - full day meditation retreat

November 7th

A full day of meditation practice with like minded people. Continue »