“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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Featured Programs

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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Evan Wildstein

July 5th—August 2nd

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

July 5th—August 2nd

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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Dallas Itzen

August 8th—August 29th

This course is an experiential training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we begin to feel a simple worthiness that makes life less forced and more enjoyable. Continue »

Meditation in the City Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness

with Shastri Nick Kranz

August 17th—August 24th

Our annual summer week-long meditation retreat is designed to give people of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine, and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

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