“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.

Featured Programs

Learn to Work with Strong Emotions

with Robert Chender

March 29th

In this class, students will learn to work with the difficult emotions and meet them with gentleness, nowness and inquisitiveness. Continue »

Learn to Make a Difference

with Vegan Aharonian

April 5th

This class explores how to set intentions and approach daily life with the tools to make a difference. The class includes guided meditation, teaching, and group discussion. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Lisa Piemont & Kevin Bogle

April 6th—April 27th

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 »

Qigong Workshop Levels I & II

with Cynthia Spencer

April 8th—April 9th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing practice of Qigong, the ancient Taoist practice of energy cultivation and circulation. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Lodro Rinzler

May 5th—May 7th

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 »

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