“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

Weekly Dharma Gathering: Why Lineage Matters

with Ethan Nichtern

September 25th

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting, to learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life, and to meet and mingle with fellow New Yorkers interested in mindfulness. Bring your friends! Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life (daytime)

with Dr. David Greenan

October 2nd—October 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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with P. Kevin Strader

October 4th—October 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 II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

with Rick Redondo

October 12th—October 14th

When we open up to our own genuineness through meditation, we can begin to work directly with our fears. We can meet life's challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Vito Lesczak

October 18th—November 8th

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 »

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