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

We offer meditation classes, mindfulness workshops, urban retreats, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala tradition.

In addition, we offer Shambhala Training, a comprehensive curriculum of meditation and emotional intelligence education, rooted in ancient wisdom and designed for the challenges of modern, everyday existence. This secular path of study and practice is suitable for all levels of experience and open to people of all faiths.

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Featured Programs

Dharma Arts Weekend

with Lance Brunner & Laura Simms

March 30th—April 1st

Play is central to our practice as it provides a way of relearning how to be in the world. In this weekend, students will invite play through storytelling, movement, poetry, and vocal improvisation. These contemplative practices help us to not only create Continue »

Shambhala Training: The Complete Path

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid, Shastri Ethan Nichtern, David Perrin, Acharya Eric Spiegel

April 5th—December 16th

Shambhala Training is a structured path of mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence education. Experience this comprehensive curriculum with all six retreat weekends and all five evening courses. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Maho Kawachi & P. Kevin Strader

April 5th—April 26th

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 »

Learn to Work with Difficult People

with Maho Kawachi

April 11th

This class will explore how awakening our own heart can help us extend loving-kindness to others, particularly personalities we find challenging. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Anne Kenan & Kevin Bogle

April 11th—May 2nd

This course is an experiential training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we begin to feel a simple worthiness that makes life less forced and more enjoyable. Continue »

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