“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


Community Update on COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Shambhala NYC gatherings will be via Zoom until further notice.

We look forward to finding new ways to connect with all of you outside of the formal meditation hall. Please stay safe and healthy, and feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for weekly updates.


Shambhala NYC’s Dharma Talks

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Featured Programs

Practices for the Pandemic

with Timothy Quigley

November 1st

Practices offered to quell obstacles and bring benefit during this time of uncertainty. Continue »

Getting Through Election Day with our Goodness Intact

with Acharya Eric Spiegel & Shastri Elizabeth Reid

November 3rd

Election Night Shambhala Sadhana and Open Meditation led by Acharya Eric Spiegel and Shastri Elizabeth Reid. Vote first and then come sit with us! Continue »

Post-Election Community Listening Circle

November 6th

We invite our members to gather together during this time of uncertainty and multiple interconnected crises – the global pandemic, political division, racial injustice and climate change. Join us for a facilitated listening circle to share how we are doi Continue »

Dharma Gathering: Cultivating Equanimity in the Midst of 'All This'

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

November 10th

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting, to learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life, and to virtually sit with fellow New Yorkers interested in mindfulness. Bring your friends! Continue »

Virtual Healing Circle

with Jeff Rubin

November 14th

During this unprecedented global crisis, support and community play a huge role in keeping us grounded and sane. While physical distancing is the order of the day, retaining an emotional connection with ourselves and others is just as vital. Continue »