“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


Shambhala New York is currently in transition without a permanent center, but meditation programs and events are being offered regularly. Visit our Monthly Calendar to view our upcoming programs. Learn more about our transitional home, the Integral Yoga Institute, and the wonderful offerings they provide here.

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

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Dr. Shanté Smalls, Naoko Kojima, Joy Gutierrez

July 18th

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

BIPOC Retreat: Encountering Basic Goodness

with Dr. Shanté Smalls, Naoko Kojima, Brandon Sloan

July 19th—July 21st

Held at Sky Lake Lodge, weekend retreat will include meditation, contemplation, discussion, and movement. Open to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with all levels of meditation experience, from any tradition. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

July 23rd

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

with Vegan Aharonian

July 23rd

This open house is 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

July 24th

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 »

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

July 30th

As part of our ongoing goal of fostering connection, we invite you to a community gathering with the Interim Governing Council. Please come and share with us. 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.