“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

Cultural Humility Workshop: Building the Ground of Social Engagement

with Shastri Charlene Leung, Shastri Ethan Nichtern, Robert Pressnall

June 9th—June 10th

In this program, we'll confront our inherited conditioning and discover a new process of connectivity that is the basis for social transformation. Continue »

Learn to Live Mindfully: Self-Care Sunday

with Dallas Itzen

June 11th

Join us for Self-Care Sunday. This day-long urban retreat is held in the style of a traditional day of open meditation known as a Nyinthün. Continue »

Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 18th—August 25th

Acharya Daniel Hessey leads our renowned week-long meditation retreat designed to give wakeful beings 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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