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

Join us for public sittings, meditation classes, and urban retreats; or dive into our complete path of meditation practice and study known as Shambhala Training.

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Featured Programs

Learn To Tame Your Mind

August 29th

This class will provide and clarify instructions on basic mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, and introduce the Shambhala view of practice: to connect with our own inherent wisdom and cultivate compassion for ourselves and others. Continue »

Buddhist Studies: Taming the Mind

with Ronald Stiskin

September 5th—October 10th

This course in the Buddhist Studies series introduces a deeper study of the view and practice of the Hinayana Buddhist path. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Vito Lesczak & Vera Lutter

September 6th—September 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 »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

September 14th—September 16th

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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