“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.

Key Dates and Deadlines for those planning their 2018 Retreat Schedule:

Desung Training: Compassionate Care for Community
Application Deadline: Thursday, December 21st

Shambhala Training: The Complete Path
The Five-Month Curriculum Cycle: Thursday, January 4th 

Sacred Path: The Complete Series
Shambhala Training Year Two: See the 2018 Dates

Teaching Mindfulness: A 200-Hour Certification
Application Deadline: Monday, January 29th

Meditation in the City Retreat: The Winter Weekthun

This retreat is a pre-requisites for the program for Enlightened Society Assembly and other programs, takes place the week of February 2nd

Enlightened Society Assembly:

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 25th

Featured Programs

Shambhala Training: The Complete Path

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern, Acharya Eric Spiegel, David Perrin, Dr. Shante Smalls

January 4th—June 24th (2018)

Make a change in your life in 2018: Register here for the Winter/Spring 2018 package of Shambhala Training programs. The package includes all six weekend training programs and five weekday evening courses. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern & David Nichtern

January 19th—January 21st (2018)

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 The City Retreat: Winter Weekthün 2018

with David Perrin

February 2nd—February 9th (2018)

By entering into a retreat setting here in New York City, we can bring the rewards of deep meditation practice directly into our reality. Continue »

Teaching Mindfulness - A 200-Hour Certification Program

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern, David Perrin, Dr. Shante Smalls

March 23rd—October 28th (2018)

Through this 200-Hour Teaching Mindfulness certification program, learn to become a mindfulness instructor in your own life. Continue »

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