“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

Drala: The Sacred Path Series (Hybrid)

May 25th—May 26th

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky (Online)

with Janet Solyntjes

June 8th—June 9th

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V builds on the presentation of basic goodness in Shambhala Level I, the teachings on “cocoon” in Shambhala Level II, the exploration of fearlessness in Level III, and our deeper connection to inquisitiveness and openne Continue »

Community Meditation (In-Person)

June 9th

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 »

Buddhist Psychology and the Path to Sanity (Online)

with Natalie Baker

June 13th—July 11th

What would it look like if the Buddha were born in today's New York City? How would he present the dharma? Continue »

Continuing Education for Meditation Instructors: Weekend Three (Online)

with Janet Solyntjes & Elaine Yuen

June 22nd—June 23rd

This is part of a series of three weekend trainings on giving meditation instruction. You do not need to attend all three weekends. Prerequisites: Weekend Three is for authorized Meditation Instructors and those being mentored into the role only. Continue »