“Meditation practice begins by sitting down and assuming your seat cross-legged on the ground.  You begin to feel that by simply being on the spot, your life can become workable and even wonderful.”  

– Chögyam Trungpa, Founder of the Shambhala Tradition


Shambhala New York is currently in transition without a permanent center, but meditation programs and events are being offered regularly. Visit our Monthly Calendar to view our upcoming programs. Learn more about our transitional home, the Integral Yoga Institute, and the wonderful offerings they provide here.

If you’re a current member of Shambhala New York and wish to meet with an individual meditation instructor, please contact Dan Schriebman, Operations Manager.


Featured Programs

Community Nyinthun: Daylong Meditation Retreat

February 22nd

A nyinthun is a day-long meditation session: nyin is Tibetan for “day”, and thun means “session” of formal meditation. For meditators of all experience levels, this community nyinthun is a rare opportunity to take a day or half day to relax with ourselves Continue »

Conversations on Patriarchy for Women and Non-Binary Group

with Naoko Kojima & Alison Pepper

February 23rd

The purpose of this group is to create a safe and brave space for practitioners who identify as women and non-binary to explore the construct and manifestation of patriarchy and its impact on our lives and community. Continue »

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

February 25th

As part of our ongoing goal of fostering connection, we invite you to a community gathering with the Interim Governing Council. Please come and share with us. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2020: Year of the Iron Mouse

February 29th

Save the Date! Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year, and represents one of the most important celebrations in Shambhala. Join us for good practice, good food, and good company as we celebrate the new year! Continue »

Mahayana Class

with Vegan Aharonian

March 3rd

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 »

The Four Immeasurables

with Vegan Aharonian

March 3rd

The wheel of life shows Buddhist concepts of karmic cause and effect, cyclic existence and rebirth in such a way that can be easily understood. In this class we will go through the symbolism and meaning and learn how can we free ourselves from the samsari Continue »


Meditation in the City: The Dharma Podcast

Recorded between 2011-2018 at our Weekly Dharma Gathering, the Shambhala New York podcast contains hundreds of hours of rich teachings from the Shambhala tradition. Take your seat and immerse yourself in ancient wisdom made accessible and relevant for modern living.

Listen below or click here to access the entire Meditation in the City archives.