“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

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Learn to Meditate, Tuesdays at 6:15pm | $10
If you are a beginning meditator or are looking to refresh your understanding of mindfulness meditation practice, join us on Tuesdays nights at the Integral Yoga Institute for our 30-minute Learn to Meditate class.  Under the guidance of a senior teacher, you will receive full instructions on working with posture, breath, and thoughts, as well as an introduction to the view of meditation in the Shambhala tradition. Afterwards, you’re invited to stay for our Weekly Dharma Gathering from 7-9 pm.


Weekly Dharma Gathering, Tuesdays at 7-9pm | $10

A mainstay of the Shambhala New York community since the 1990s, the Weekly Dharma Gathering is a perfect introduction to meditation practice and the Shambhala teachings, as well as an opportunity to connect with like-minded New Yorkers. Join us Tuesday evenings at Integral Yoga for group meditation, a dharma talk by one of our teachers and discussion. Learn More & Register

In Transition

Shambhala New York is currently in transition without a permanent center, but meditation programs and events are still being offered in all five boroughs. Learn more about our transitional home, the Integral Yoga Institute, and the wonderful offerings they provide here.

See the right hand panel for our upcoming offerings and join our mailing list to receive our “In The Now” newsletter for current events and updates.

Learn more about us here. Visit our Resources page to learn about programs at our regional land centers (Sky Lake, Karme Choling, and Shambhala Mountain Center) and helpful information on book recommendations, cushions, and more.

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

Learn to Meditate

May 28th

Led by an experienced instructor, this half-hour basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Gathering: A Meditation on Fear and Openness

with Enrique Redondo

May 28th

Join us for 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 »

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

May 29th

The purpose of these meetings is to create a safe and brave space for honest conversations about race. Held monthly, this gathering is an open forum facilitated by the organizers with prompts for reflection, sharing, and discussion on the issues of race Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana

with Shastri Sheila Bascetta

May 29th

All community members are welcome to attend the Shambhala Sadhana full moon gatherings! Please join us for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the basic goodness of self, others, and society. Continue »

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Dr. Shanté Smalls, Naoko Kojima, Joy Gutierrez

May 30th

The BIPOC Sitting Group provides a space for black, indigenous, and people of color in our sangha. 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.