Learn to Meditate

Please note that Learn to Meditate will not be offered on Wednesday, November 22nd or Sunday, November 26th due to the Center being closed for Thanksgiving weekend.

The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York offers drop-in guided meditation instruction for beginners, or anyone looking to refresh their understanding of mindfulness meditation practice.

Led by a qualified Shambhala Meditation Instructor, this half-hour 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.

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This excellent introduction to mindfulness meditation practice takes place regularly on Wednesdays and Sundays:

Wednesday, 6:00 PM

Sunday, 12:00 PM

Check our MONTHLY CALENDAR to confirm dates and Save Your Seat!

Walk-ups are welcome but pre-registration is appreciated.

The cost of admission is $15; however, if finances are prohibitive, we invite you to pay what you can upon arrival. 

Looking for More?

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

Learn to Live Mindfully: Weekly workshops that offer practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful and compassionate human beings. View upcoming workshops.

Weekly Dharma Gatherings: An introduction to the Shambhala teachings and mindfulness meditation, as well as an opportunity to connect with other practitioners. It consists of group meditation practice, a talk by one of our senior teachers, discussion, and a light reception. Meditation instruction is also provided. View the current schedule.

Shambhala Training – Weekend 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 several days of deep practice.  Learn more about Weekend I.