“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


 

Community Update on COVID-19 and Programs at IYI

At Shambhala NYC, we wish to do what we can to care for the community — both our immediate community of practitioners and the broader New York community. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are canceling all in-person gatherings at Integral Yoga through April 19.

In the meanwhile, dharma gatherings, classes, and community practice will continue online via Zoom. Please look out for e-mails that will be sent out with details. Having Zoom set up on your computer or phone will come in handy. If you haven’t already done this, please see the link to set up a free zoom account: https://zoom.us/.

We want to stay in touch with all of you. It is more important than ever to support one another with social connection and by encouraging practice. Please stay in touch within your deleks/neighborhoods. If you know someone who is vulnerable please reach out, and if you are having difficulty please reach out to someone, or reach out to the council or Community Life. In short, please take care of yourselves and each other.

Please think of this as an opportunity, especially if you find yourself stuck at home, to find new ways to connect with one another and encourage each other. The bonds that we form outside of the formal meditation hall are part of the glue that holds our society together.

Please stay safe and healthy, and feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

 


Shambhala New York is currently in transition without a permanent center, but meditation programs and events are being offered regularly. Visit our Monthly Calendar to view our upcoming programs. Learn more about our transitional home, the Integral Yoga Institute, and the wonderful offerings they provide here.

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.


 

Featured Programs

Conversations on Patriarchy for Women and Non-Binary Group

with Naoko Kojima & Alison Pepper

March 30th - Date postponed or cancelled

The purpose of this group is to create a safe and brave space for practitioners who identify as women and non-binary to explore the construct and manifestation of patriarchy and its impact on our lives and community. Continue »

Learn to Meditate Online

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

March 31st

Led by an experienced instructor, this half-hour basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. Continue »

Sangha Night with Acharya Spiegel (Online)

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

March 31st

Community sitting is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting as a way to help deepen our practice as individuals and as a community. For meditators of all experience levels, this community sitting is an opportunity to unplug, relax with o Continue »

Learn to Meditate Online

April 7th

Led by an experienced instructor, this half-hour basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life Online

with Rachel Faro

April 7th—June 2nd

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 »

Learn to Meditate Online

April 14th

Led by an experienced instructor, this half-hour basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. Continue »

 


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.