“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa, Founder of the Shambhala Tradition

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. 

Join us for meditation classes, mindfulness workshops, and urban retreats, and dive into a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala tradition.

In addition, we offer Shambhala Training, a comprehensive curriculum of meditation and emotional intelligence education, rooted in ancient wisdom and designed for the challenges of modern, everyday existence. This secular path of study and practice is suitable for all levels of experience and open to people of all faiths.

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Key Dates & Deadlines

Enlightened Society Assembly with Acharya Melissa Moore & Shastri Ethan Nichtern, July 13th-21st.
Applications due May 25th. Learn more.

Shambhala Training: The Complete Path, June 7th – December 9th.
A new cycle of the six-month curriculum begins June 7th. Learn more.

Shambhala Guide Training with Shastri Bill Brauer, October 3rd – 7th.
Applications due June 14th. Learn more.

Meditation in the City Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness with Shastri Nick Kranz, August 17th – 24th.
Early Bird rates end July 6th. Learn more.


Featured Programs

Learn to Be More Present

with Alison Pepper

May 23rd

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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Kevin Bogle

June 7th—June 28th

This introductory course combines technique and teaching in a supportive, communal setting to provide you with everything you need to build a healthy, strong meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Training: The Complete Path

June 7th—December 9th

Shambhala Training is a structured path of mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence education. Experience this comprehensive curriculum with all five retreat weekends and all five evening courses. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Natalie Baker

June 29th—July 1st

This urban 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 »

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