“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

Community Meeting

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

October 17th

A community meeting to share information about moving out of the physical space at 118 W. 22nd St. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Vito Lesczak

October 18th—November 8th

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 »

Vajra Assembly

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

October 19th—October 21st

All Shambhala tantrikas are warmly invited to a weekend retreat of vajrayana group practice, talks, and discussion led by Acharya Eric Spiegel. Continue »

Dharma Talk with Lama Rod: The Dharma of Keeping it Real

with Lama Rod Owens

November 3rd

Hosted by the NY Shambhala Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality group and Queer Dharma. In this talk, Lama Rod will be exploring the impacts of sexual misconduct in the Shambhala community focusing on dharma-based strategies we can use to practice self Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with David Perrin

November 9th—November 11th

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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