“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

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 public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Manifesting Awakened Community on the Spot

with Shastri Nick Kranz

December 1st—December 3rd

This social meditation retreat is a group practice that facilitates creating a culture of nowness, by bringing the wisdom of meditation into the vibrancy of social interaction. This practice is open to everyone of all ages. Continue »

Shambhala Training: The Complete Path

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern, David Nichtern, David Perrin, Dr. Shanté Smalls

January 4th—June 24th (2018)

Make a change in your life in 2018: Register here for the Winter/Spring 2018 package of Shambhala Training programs. The package includes all six weekend training programs and five weekday evening courses. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern & David Nichtern

January 19th—January 21st (2018)

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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