“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

Learn to Work with Anger as Path

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

May 3rd

Join Ethan as we discuss one of the most difficult emotions to discuss, and the emotion we must learn to work with well in these troubled times. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Anne Kenan

May 4th—May 25th

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 Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Lodro Rinzler

May 5th—May 7th

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 »

Inseparable Union: the Expression of the Feminine and Masculine Principles

with Sangyum Agness Au

May 5th—May 7th

Join Sangyum Agness Au for a special weekend retreat exploring feminine and masculine principles in today’s world. 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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