Shambhala Neighborhoods

Shambhala Neighborhoods launched in January, with over 80 people registering to attend gatherings all over New York City and surrounding areas. Held monthly, these 11 neighborhood get togethers are opportunities for you to meet your neighbors in the sangha, practice meditation together, and enjoy snacks and conversation.

Meeting spaces may vary from month to month, and what each group plans to do when they meet can be any number of things besides sitting. A group can plan special presentations, dharma art sessions, pot luck suppers, outings to parks or museums, volunteering; the sky’s the limit!

Each group has its own flavor and experience. What exactly Shambhala Neighborhoods is depends on what we want and how we show up.

At this time, the Shambhala Neighborhood Committee and Operations Manager are working towards efficient, effective ways for communications and registration that takes privacy into consideration. In the meantime, find your local Shambhala Neighborhood below, and if a date is listed for the next gathering, save the date!

Manhattan & The Bronx

  • Lower West Side, Manhattan (West 40th St. and below) – Next Gathering: 2/27, 7:30pm
  • Upper West Side, Manhattan (West 41st St. to West 115th St.) – Next Gathering: 3/3, 2pm
  • East Side, Manhattan (Zip Codes 10002, 10003, 10009, 10010 all the way up the east side to 115th) – Next Gathering: 2/24, 3-5pm
  • North Manhattan and the Bronx (116th St. and above in Manhattan, zip codes 10027, 10026, 10035 and above.)


Brooklyn & Staten Island

  • Central Brooklyn Central (Zip Codes 11201, 11231, 11217, 11215, 11238, 11216, 11213, 11233, 11212) Next Gathering: 3/3, 10am
  • North Brooklyn (Zip Codes 11222, 11211, 11206, 11237, 11221, 11205 and north parts of 11207 and 11208) – Next Gathering: 3/17, 3pm
  • South Brooklyn and Staten Island (South and East of Prospect Park; and Staten Island)
    Next Gathering: 2/24, 1-3 pm


Long Island

  • Long Island



  • Queens — Next Gathering: 3/15 Evening, Time TBD


 New Jersey

  • New Jersey – Next Gathering: 2/24 10am-12pm


Westchester & Connecticut

  • Westchester, Connecticut


Can’t come to the next meeting?  If you want to offer to help in the future, please let us know at and we will communicate that to your neighborhood group.