Learn to Meditate

Shambhala NYC offers free meditation instruction for beginners, or anyone looking to refresh their understanding of mindfulness meditation practice.

Led by a qualified Shambhala Meditation Instructor, this 45-minute session presents the view and technique of mindfulness-awareness meditation. Each class features a guided practice session – full instructions on working with posture, breath, and thoughts, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Through synchronizing mind and body in meditation, we create the foundation for a sane and balanced life. These classes take place virtually every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Eastern.

These free classes are open to all and may be repeated as often as desired.

View upcoming classes on our Monthly Calendar.

Shambhala offers a range of classes, workshops and retreats for both new and experienced meditators.

Community Meditations: Open to meditators of all experience levels, Community Meditations take place every second Sunday of the month and are a good opportunity to engage in sitting meditation in community in-person. Many people find that sitting with others is a helpful support for their practice of meditation.

Meditation in Everyday Life: This five-part course is designed to help new meditators learn the basics of mindfulness meditation practice and how to bring its benefits into their daily lives. It is also helpful for more experienced meditators in stabilizing and deepening their practice and daily discipline. Meditation in Everyday Life is one of several courses included in Shambhala Training. Learn More about Shambhala Training.

Shambhala Training – Level I: The first in Shambhala’s renowned series of weekend training programs. This weekend includes meditation instruction, teaching, and is an excellent opportunity to settle into deep practice. Shambhala Training Level I is one of several weekend retreats included in Shambhala Training. Learn More about Shambhala Training.