“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

Radical Self Care Workshop

with Alison Pepper

July 27th

This workshop will be an opportunity to come together, share ideas, and learn from one another. We will sit briefly together, discuss how stress and suffering is manifesting in our life today, and brainstorm ideas of radical self care. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

August 2nd—August 23rd

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: The Complete Path

August 2nd—August 23rd

Shambhala Training is a structured path of mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence education. Experience this comprehensive curriculum with all five retreat weekends and all five evening courses. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Dallas Itzen & P. Kevin Strader

August 8th—August 29th

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 »

Meditation in the City Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness

with Shastri Nick Kranz

August 17th—August 24th

Our annual summer week-long meditation retreat is designed to give people of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine, and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

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