“Meditation practice begins by sitting down and assuming your seat cross-legged on the ground.  You begin to feel that by simply being on the spot, your life can become workable and even wonderful.”  

– Chögyam Trungpa, Founder of the Shambhala Tradition

Welcome to the New York City Shambhala Center

Shambhala Meditation Center of NY offers programs and community events both online and in-person. Please check our calendar or listings for upcoming program information, and subscribe to our newsletter for weekly updates on upcoming programs.
The location for in-person programs is provided on each event page. See our Contact Us page for more information about locations and contact information.


Featured Programs

Community Meditation (In-Person)

March 10th

Open to meditators of all experience levels, community meditations offer us a chance to practice and study together, meet and connect with other members of our community and refresh our sense of well-being, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart (Online)

with David Sable

March 16th—March 17th

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart builds on the presentation of basic goodness in Shambhala Level I, the teachings on “cocoon” in Shambhala Level II, and the exploration of fearlessness in Level III. Continue »

Journey Without Goal: Featuring Talks by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Online)

with Judith Simmer-Brown & Dale Asrael & Rhea Colmar & Gaylon Ferguson

March 31st—May 12th

This course will introduce the key principles of tantra and provide a direct and experiential picture of the tantric world, including the importance of self-existing energy, the mandala principle, and the difference between Buddhist and Hindu tantra – str Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human (Online)

with Gayle Van Gils

April 6th—April 7th

This virtual retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Being Buddhist: Exploring the Refuge Vow (Online)

with Gaylon Ferguson

April 6th—April 20th

This three session course explores the moment in a person’s life when they decide to “be Buddhist”— formally, through the practice of taking a vow. Continue »