“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.

Please note the Shambhala Center will be closed over the 4th of July Weekend: Saturday, July 1st through Tuesday, July 4th. Check the Monthly Calendar to confirm specific community group and event listings.

Featured Programs

Joy in Everyday Life

with Joseph Mauricio & Ashley Dinges

June 29th—July 27th

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 Shastri Ethan Nichtern

July 7th—July 9th

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 »

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 »

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