Venue Rental

The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York offers venue rental options for a variety of events, including weddings, memorial services, corporate retreats, parties and more. We have three individual spaces, all of which can be configured with meditation cushions, chairs, or cleared for standing events or yoga practice. Kitchen and/or lobby use may be arranged in advance for an additional fee.

For more information or to inquire about venue rentals, call the Shambhala Center at 212-657-6544, or contact Mary Beth Minton, Finance Director, by email.

Rental_MSRMain Shrine Room: Our largest space, the Main Shrine Room is ideal for large gatherings and has audio/visual capabilities.

  • Size: 1,800 square feet
  • Capacity: 150 seated (cushions), 200 standing
  • Tech: Audio soundboard, wireless handheld mics, lapel mic, speakers and recording capabilities
  • Rate : $225 / hour (four-hour minimum), plus a 15% administrative fee

 

Rental_SHShambhala Hall: Our second largest space, the Shambhala Hall can be configured to remove all banners and imagery.

  • Size: 900 square feet
  • Capacity: 40 seated (cushions), 100 standing
  • Tech: Audio soundboard, wireless handheld mics, lapel mic, speakers and recording capabilities
  • Rate : $125 / hour (four-hour minimum), plus a 15% administrative fee

 

Rental_DRDragon Room: The Dragon Room is our smallest room. This intimate space is ideal for rehearsals, private meetings, or meditation practice.

  • Size: 230 square feet
  • Capacity: 25 seated (cushions), 30 standing
  • Tech: Not outfitted for amplification or recording
  • Rate : $75 / hour (four-hour minimum), plus a 15% administrative fee

Memorial Services

Members of Shambhala New York are welcome to plan memorial services at the Center to memorialize a deceased person. A memorial service is defined as a service without the body of the deceased person present. Regrettably, the Center may not host funeral services (ie, services with the deceased body present).
There are two individual spaces available for use for memorial services:

 

Main Shrine Room: our largest space, the Main Shrine Room is best suited for large gatherings and ​has a permanent shrine​. It is 1800 sq ft and holds up to 150 people seated on cushions or 200 standing.
Cost for members: $125/hour (for actual time needed, including time for set-up and break down) plus 15% admin fee.

 

Shambhala Hall: our second largest space, the Shambhala Hall is 900 sq ft and holds up to 40 people seated on cushions or 100 standing. ​The Shambhala Hall does not have a permanent shrine but one can be set up. ​
Cost for members:  $75/hour (for actual time needed, including time for set-up and break down) plus 15% admin fee.

 

Both rooms have audio/visual capabilities, including audio soundboard, wireless handheld mics, lapel mic, speakers and recording capabilities.
Please call the Center for availability of space. Keep in mind that daytime hours on weekdays are the easiest times to find space available.

Corporate Retreat Packages

Bally1URBAN RETREATS IN CHELSEA: The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York in Chelsea offers corporate retreat packages that can be customized to your company’s needs. Base packages include three-hour use of the Shambhala Hall and a one-hour guided meditation practice with a senior Shambhala teacher. Meditation practice and discussion topics can be modified to address a topic of interest to your company or employees, including mindfulness, productivity, and more.

Corporate Rental pricing begins at $1,500 and includes:

  • Three-hour use of the Shambhala Hall. Room capacity: 40 seated (cushions), 100 standing.
  • One-hour group guided meditation instruction with a Shambhala teacher.
  • Use of in-house AV equipment, Wi-Fi, furniture.
  • 10 complimentary passes for your employees to attend our popular Learn to Live Mindfully workshops ($420 value).
  • Tea/coffee service throughout.
  • Optional breakfast or lunch for additional charge.

 

Sky-Lake-LodgeRURAL RETREATS AT SKY LAKE LODGE: Shambhala’s Sky Lake Lodge retreat center in the Hudson Valley is an ideal location for meditation, retreats, and yoga practice and can be rented by the day, week, or weekend. The facility offers a serene, and rejuvenating atmosphere with sleeping accommodations for 16 people including private bathrooms in each room. To learn more about Sky Lake Lodge rental, visit their website.

 

For more information or to inquire about venue rentals, call the Shambhala Center at 212-657-6544, or contact Mary Beth Minton, Finance Director, by email.