Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

The Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo has evolved since 1999 and became an official member of Shambhala International in June 2009.

Our Buffalo group is bound by both Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The waterfront city is also just twenty miles from Niagara Falls and home to several colleges, universities, museums and parks…as well as a growing arts community.

We meet in the historic Allentown neighborhood at the The C.G. Jung Center’s victorian-era home. This location is distinguished by a three hundred year old sycamore tree that is reported to be the oldest tree in Buffalo. We are happy to be a part of this rich and diverse community, including the network of other local buddhist meditation groups.

Our Western New York sister group is located just south of Buffalo in the Southtowns. We coordinate program offerings with them to offer members greater options to expand our community. You can visit their site by clicking here.

Upcoming Meditation Sessions

Featured Programs in Buffalo

Learn More about Meditation, Further your Practice The following programs and classes will be offered at the Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo. While some classes have prerequisites, others are open to the public. You can also visit Shambhala.org to search for programs being offered at other centers.

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Contemplative Arts : Miksang Photography

Shambhala is a Creative Community

Miksang is a Tibetan word that means “good eye.” A contemplative art, it is based directly on the Dharma Art teachings of the late meditation master, artist and scholar, Chögyam Trungpa, specifically by his teachings on the nature of perception. The “good” refers to our world, just as it is, is inherently rich and vivid. The “eye” reference is that in working with the practice of contemplative photography, we can tune into these qualities of our world.

Please visit our new website at buffalomiksang.weebly.com for the latest local programs and updates or find us on Facebook . You can also visit the Miksang Society's main website at www.miksang.org The Miksang Society for Contemplative Photography is centered in nearby Toronto!

Regional Programs

Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 4th—January 23rd (2016)

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice written by Chögyam Trungpa, founder of Shambhala, which addresses overcoming obstacles and materialism in life. This practice is open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Council Meeting

May 5th—May 3rd (2016)

Our bimonthly Council meeting wlll be held on this night. All are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. If you would like to suggest an item for the agenda, please email it to director@lexingtonshambhala.org Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Heart of Recovery

August 16th—December 27th

The Heart of Recovery is a meditation and discussion group with the purpose of bringing together the practice of meditation, the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, and the Twelve Steps of recovery. Continue »

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

Contentment in Everyday Life

November 1st—November 29th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life through talks, guided meditation, contemplation, and discussion. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Basic Goodness III: What Is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality.

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Kathy Faas

November 2nd—November 30th

This course asks the question, “What is real?” and focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Lisa Cappelli

November 3rd—December 1st

Five Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm. This introductory class is open to beginners, while at the same time offers an opportunity for long-time practitioners to deepen their practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Contentment in Everyday Life (CIEL)

with Morgan Root

November 9th—December 7th

Monday evening course: This introductory class offers an exploration of mindfulness meditation, focused on incorporating gentleness and fearlessness into our lives. Open to the public. Continue »

Akron-Canton Shambhala

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Fred Schwieg

November 12th—December 17th

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. These classes are perfect for beginners and those relatively new to mediation. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Nyinthun (open meditation)

November 29th

An extended meditation practice day Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Treatise On Enlightened Society Offering

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

November 29th

Open to all. In 2010 Sakyong Mipham wrote the Treatise on Enlightened Society. It is a statement clarifying the meaning of enlightened society and its relevance in the modern world. Continue »

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  • Buffalo Miksang Hosts Level 1 This Weekend

    Contemplative Photography Workshop Miksang Level I: The Phenomenal World with Jennifer Fendya & Trudy Stern Saturday Mar. 14th, 9:00AM-5:00PM / Sunday Mar. 15th, 9:00AM-5:00PM C.G. Jung Center, 408 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “Good Eye.” This two-day program introduces a form of contemplative photography bringing together the art … Continue 

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    How can you help? Glad you asked…

    The Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo is seeking practitioners of all levels of experience to help with various aspects of the group. We could use help with basic things like setting up for open house, flower arranging, tea service, or sprucing up the environment before a course. If you have experience  with accounting, organizational management, or anything that … Continue