“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

Welcome to the New York City Shambhala Center

Shambhala Meditation Center of NY offers programs and community events both online and in-person. Please check our calendar or listings for upcoming program information, and subscribe to our newsletter for weekly updates on upcoming programs.
The location for in-person programs is provided on each event page. See our Contact Us page for more information about locations and contact information.


Featured Programs

Community Meditation (In-Person)

August 11th

Open to meditators of all experience levels, community meditations offer us a chance to practice and study together, meet and connect with other members of our community and refresh our sense of well-being, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

Understanding Vajrayana: An Exploration of the Vajrayana Path and Culture (Online)

with Judith Simmer-Brown

September 7th—October 26th

Join an exploration of the profound path of Vajrayana that is open to all! This course is ideal for those who are longing to learn more about, inquire into, or refresh their connection to, the Vajrayana path. Continue »

Great Eastern Sun: The Sacred Path Series (Online)

with Alexander DeVaron

September 21st—September 22nd

Great Eastern Sun builds on the teachings of basic goodness, “cocoon”, fearlessness, inquisitiveness, and openness in the Heart of Warriorship series (Shambhala Training Levels I-V) and introduces how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is a Continue »

Windhorse: The Sacred Path Series (Online)

October 26th—October 27th

Windhorse builds on the teachings of basic goodness, “cocoon”, fearlessness, inquisitiveness, and openness in Shambhala Training Levels 1-V and the teachings of the Great Eastern Sun—a societal vision and aspiration to help the world manifest a good huma Continue »

Being a Bodhisattva: Exploring the Bodhisattva Vow (Online)

with Judith Simmer-Brown

November 2nd—November 16th

This three-session course explores the moment in a person’s life when they decide to go one step further than “being Buddhist”—and make a profound commitment to put all others before themselves. Continue »