“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

Commit to Sit: May Meditation Challenge

May 1st—May 31st

Shambhala NYC invites YOU to take our May Mindfulness Challenge. Join us for 20 minutes of daily group meditation practice. Drop in Monday-Friday at 1pm all month long. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Vito Lesczak

May 3rd—May 24th

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

May 3rd—January 31st (2019)

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 David Perrin

May 4th—May 6th

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 »

Kado: The Path of Flowers

with Barbara Craig

May 12th—May 13th

Discover the Japanese art of flower arranging, known as Kado or Ikeban. Students will learn to create beautiful arrangements and experience Kado as a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and perception. Continue »

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