“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 mindfulness meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

Join us for public sittings, meditation classes, and urban retreats; or dive into our complete path of meditation practice and study known as Shambhala Training.

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Featured Programs

Weekly Dharma Gathering: State of Shambhala

with David Perrin, Ethan Nichtern, Dr. Shante Smalls

November 20th

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting, to learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life, and to meet and mingle with fellow New Yorkers interested in mindfulness. Bring your friends! Continue »

Art & Objects Sale

November 25th

In support of our transition out of our current location on West 22nd Street, Shambhala New York will be auctioning off art and objects from the Center. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend V: Open Sky

with John Sennhauser

November 30th—December 2nd

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness sharpens. We find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Can we trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment? Continue »

Kado: Public Talk and Demonstration

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

November 30th

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 »

Community Lhasang: Closing Ceremony for the New York Center

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

December 8th

22nd Street Center / Closing Ceremonies Saturday December 8th, 2018 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon will include practicing the Shambhala Sadhana, led by Acharya Spiegel; Remarks and Reminiscence; and a formal Lhasang (ceremonial Tibetan purificatio Continue »

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