About Us

Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, and is part of Shambhala International, a global community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

We are currently in transition without a permanent center, but are continuing to offer an array of programs and events. Join our mailing list for the latest news and updates.

If you’re new to Shambhala, we recommend you join us for our thirty-minute Learn to Meditate class, or our Weekly Dharma Gathering, which includes guided meditation, followed by a dharma talk and discussion.

Our central offering is Shambhala Training, a complete path of weekly classes and weekend retreats that provides a comprehensive overview of mindfulness and contemplative meditation techniques. In addition, Shambhala Training presents profound, simple and incredibly relevant teachings on how we can bring our meditation practice into every facet of daily life.

Through awakening our inherent goodness and potential as human beings – as individuals and as social networks and communities – we can help to foster an awake and compassionate global human society.

Shambhala Meditation Center exists to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness, confidence and humor.

We are open to all and provide a home to a vibrant and diverse community of members and friends who provide ongoing volunteer and financial support, creating a warm and genuine space to wake up.

Come sit with us!