“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.

Featured Programs

Opening Evening of the Urban Retreat

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 18th

FREE and Open to ALL :: The first talk of the Urban Retreat is a great evening for learning how a break from our habitual speed and routine can open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 18th—August 25th

Acharya Daniel Hessey leads our renowned week-long meditation retreat 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 »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid & Vito Lesczak

September 6th—October 4th

Embracing the routine of our spiritual practices is a way to find the ground we need to feel human again. In this class we'll explore the meaning of joy and the true source of personal energy and inspiration. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with David Perrin

September 15th—September 17th

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 »

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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