“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 and Programs at IYI

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person gatherings at our temporary home, the Integral Yoga Institute, have been cancelled until further notice. Meanwhile, we have a full calendar of events that will continue online. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for weekly updates if you’re not already.

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].


Shambhala NYC’s Dharma Talks

This week’s dharma talk is “Meditation in Action” with Irene Woodard, from our Virtual Dharma Gathering on June 9, 2020.  Click here to access past recordings.

Featured Programs

Shambhala Sadhana

with Bryan Wade

October 1st

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Profound Treasury Book Club (Online)

with Michele Laporte

October 3rd

The Profound Treasury Book Club meets monthly to explore "The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma."  The three volumes of this extraordinary work present a complete map of the Tibetan Buddhist path from beginning to end. Continue »

Learn to Meditate (Online)

with Ashley Dinges

October 6th

Led by an experienced instructor, this half-hour basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. Continue »

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality: Columbus Circle Sit

October 10th

Race, Racism, Racial Inequality BIPOC & White Identified Groups invite you to join us on Indigenous People's Weekend. Continue »

Virtual Healing Circle

with Jeff Rubin

October 10th

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 »