Dharma Gathering

The Dharma Gathering is a perfect introduction to meditation practice and the Shambhala teachings, as well as an opportunity to connect with like-minded New Yorkers. The evening consists of guided meditation, a talk by one of our teachers, and discussion.

Join us to meditate in a supportive group setting, learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to daily life, and to virtually meet with others interested in mindfulness.

If you’re new to Shambhala NYC, we definitely encourage you to join us on a Tuesday night. Bring your friends!

Please Note: In continuing response to the pandemic, our dharma gatherings will continue online via Zoom. Please subscribe to our email list for updates.

Please see below for our upcoming Dharma Gatherings:

Open Community Sitting

with Ashley Dinges

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for an hour-long open community sitting, which will include two sitting sessions. You’re invited to join us at 7pm (first session, guided instruction will be provided) or 7:30pm (second session) for group meditation practice. This gathering is open to all practitioners with a suggested donation of $10. New meditators are also encouraged to join us at 6pm for our free Learn to Meditate class prior to the open sitting.

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Mindfulness of Body: Discovering Elegance

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Exploring how mindfulness of body leads to elegance in one’s body and actions.  Among other study, will use the tool of the Alexander Technique.

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Ikebana: The Way of Flowers

with Anjie Cho

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

One of our precious gifts from the Shambhala tradition is the gift of discovering elegance through dharma art. Join us for a demonstration and dharma gathering about this practice of meditation in action, and learn ways to create art through your everyday life.

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The Sword of Manjushri: Exploring Prajna

Lödrö Gyendon

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

In this dharma talk, we’ll explore the facets of wisdom through invoking and befriending Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Insight. Looking at the Bodhisattvas as expressions of our own being can support us in expanding our ideas of wisdom, compassion, and strength. When invoked, these beings can become helpful guides and friends on our spiritual path.

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Harvesting the Dharma

with Irene Woodard

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a special talk in celebration of Harvest of Peace (Fall Equinox). Allowing the dharma to be planted in us, with ordinary care natural growth occurs and we are the harvesters and recipients of all that blossoms, weeds that invade, plump fruits, vibrant vegetables, and peace.

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Meeting Life with An Open Hand

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

As we come earnestly to meditate, we can often try too hard and find ourselves tightening up in knots rather than relaxing. It is good to recognize the grip we can have on our body and mind. We will explore some exercises to gently open our hand, physically and mentally, finding that it is possible to do less and therefore feel more. We can step back and let our world speak and unfold.

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View additional upcoming meditation programs on our Monthly Calendar.