“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.


Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in NYC

November 3-6, 2017

Sakyong Mipham, head of the global Shambhala community, will return to NYC in November for weekend of events to support his new book, The Lost Art of Good Conversation.

Learn more about the events and register to attend.



Featured Programs

Learn to Live in the Moment

with Maho Kawachi

October 18th

In this class, we'll learn to observe the movement of the busy, discontent mind and discover how to rest in the nowness of the moment. Continue »

Bystander / Upstander Intervention

with Dr. Shanté Smalls

October 22nd

Open to all - Learn de-escalation skills and basics of self defense to become empowered bystanders. This event is hosted by the NYC Dorje Kasung. Continue »

Good Conversation Salon: Find Common Ground

with Lodro Rinzler

October 23rd

These one-night workshops examine one chapter of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s newest book, The Lost Art of Good Conversation. Continue »

Members' Practice Event with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

November 5th

Join us for a special day of practice with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Open to members of Shambhala New York. Continue »

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