Shambhala Meditation Center of New York

New York
United States

The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is a non-profit spiritual organization established in 1971 and is the New York branch of a larger global community, Shambhala International. Founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, this diverse community welcomes members of all traditions and experience levels to learn and connect through the Shambhala practice. 


Tradition & Practice
Kind of Place
Center

the Path

The path of this Place is Tibetan. Learn more about Tibetan by clicking on the field to the right.

the Practice

One can connect with like-minded New Yorkers on Zoom every Tuesday for Dharma Gathering, an introduction to meditation practice and Shambhala teachings. These gatherings feature different guest speakers every week, varying on topics from meditation’s influence on restorative justice to “discovering elegance” in our daily lives. If you’re looking for more of an introduction to Shambhala, the center offers Shambhala Training, a multi-week course of training programs and retreats to study mindfulness-awareness meditation and contemplative living practices as it relates to daily life and modern society. 


the Organization

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the Place

Shambhala NYC is located on a beautiful tree-lined street in Greenwich Village. At 227 W 13th St, Shambhala NYC is only a short walk from the 14th Street A, C, E, L, 1, 2, and 3 subway stops. As you stroll through the neighborhood, you'll also find the Shambhala center is close to several Greenwich Village parks.


the Lineage and History

The Shambhala practice, founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1970s, is a revolutionized form of meditation stemming from the Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Trungpa Rinpoche was the 11th descendent of this lineage and became renowned for this practice in the ‘70s for his ability to translate ancient Buddhist teachings to a modern Western audience. Shambhala training is rooted in the belief that every individual contains inherent goodness, and through the fostering of this innate goodness, we are able to benefit and uplift ourselves and our communities as a whole. While this realization and meditative practice begins inside the individual, Shambhala is focused towards connecting a global community of all backgrounds, faiths, and phases of life. Specifically, the Shambhala community is oriented and organized around the energetic pattern of the classic mandala, with community members building relationships radiating out from a central, shared teaching. 


Details

ny.shambhala.org/info@shambhalanyc.org+1 (212) 675-6544
227 W 13th St
New York
10011
United States
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Shambhala Meditation Center of New York

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United States

The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is a non-profit spiritual organization established in 1971 and is the New York branch of a larger global community, Shambhala International. Founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, this diverse community welcomes members of all traditions and experience levels to learn and connect through the Shambhala practice. 


Tradition & Practice
Buddhism
Tibetan
Shambhala
Kind of Place
Center