“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.

Key Dates and Deadlines for those planning their 2018 Retreat Schedule:

Teaching Mindfulness: A 200-Hour Certification
Application Deadline: Monday, January 29th

Meditation in the City Retreat: The Winter Weekthun

This retreat is a pre-requisites for Enlightened Society Assembly, and takes place the week of February 2nd

Enlightened Society Assembly:

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 25th

Featured Programs

Weekly Dharma Gathering: Deep Retreat in the Heart of the City

with David Perrin

January 16th

Register in advance for this special Weekly Dharma Gathering and be entered to win a week, weekend, or day of the upcoming "Meditation in the City: Retreat" Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern & David Nichtern

January 19th—January 21st

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 »

Meditation In The City Retreat: Winter Weekthün 2018

with David Perrin

February 2nd—February 9th

By entering into a retreat setting here in New York City, we can bring the rewards of deep meditation practice directly into our reality. Continue »

Teaching Mindfulness - A 200-Hour Certification Program

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern, David Perrin, Dr. Shante Smalls

March 23rd—October 28th

Through this 200-Hour Teaching Mindfulness certification program, learn to become a mindfulness instructor in your own life. Continue »

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