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 and currently guided by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers a wide range of courses and retreats centered around the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation and how to bring the benefits of meditation to daily life. We offer a wide variety of introductory meditation classes and workshops:

Are you new to the Shambhala NYC community? There are a few great ways to get to know us:

Weekly Dharma Gathering 

Learn to Live Mindfully Workshop Series 

Learn to Meditate Class  

Meditation in Everyday Life Course 

In addition to these introductory classes, we also offer 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.

We invite you to explore our wide array of diverse programming, designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness, confidence and humor.

The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is open to all and is 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 – right in the heart of Manhattan.

Come and sit with us.