“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

Returning March 5th:

Weekly Dharma Gathering & Learn to Meditate

Learn to Meditate, March 5th at 6:15pm | $10
If you are a beginning meditator or are looking to refresh your understanding of mindfulness meditation practice, join us on Tuesdays nights beginning March 5th at the Integral Yoga Institute for our 30-minute Learn to Meditate class.  Under the guidance of a senior teacher, you will receive full instructions on working with posture, breath, and thoughts, as well as an introduction to the view of meditation in the Shambhala tradition. Afterwards, you’re invited to stay for our Weekly Dharma Gathering from 7-9 pm. Cost $10.  Register here to attend.


Weekly Dharma Gathering, March 5th at 7-9pm | $10

A mainstay of the Shambhala New York community since the 1990s, the Weekly Dharma Gathering is a perfect introduction to meditation practice and the Shambhala teachings, as well as an opportunity to connect with like-minded New Yorkers. Returning Tuesday, March 5th at Integral Yoga, this evening consists of guided meditation, a dharma talk by one of our teachers and discussion. Cost $10.  Register here to attend.  Important: The doors of Integral Yoga will close at 7:15pm after which point you will not be admitted. Please arrive on time. Thank you!

Learn more about our transitional home, the Integral Yoga Institute, and the wonderful offerings they provide here.

In Transition

Shambhala New York is currently in transition without a permanent center, but meditation programs and events are still being offered in all five boroughs. See the right hand panel for upcoming offerings and join our mailing list to receive our “In The Now” newsletter for current events and updates.

Visit our Resources page to learn about programs at our regional land centers (Sky Lake, Karme Choling, and Shambhala Mountain Center) and helpful information on book recommendations, cushions, and more.

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.

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.