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 22nd (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 »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Summertime Book Discussion Group

July 11th—August 22nd

Just the thing for summer - a book discussion group! Join us for 4 Saturday morning sessions in July and August to talk about an assigned book. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Learn to Meditate

with Mary Whetsell

July 25th—October 31st

In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

July 29th—August 26th

Thursdays from 12noon-1pm. This is the first course in our core program, the Way of Shambhala. Perfect for beginners. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Weekthun: A Week Long Practice Intensive

with Viki Adducci

August 1st—August 8th

Only when you can be extremely soft and pliable can you be extremely hard and strong. (Zen proverb) Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

August 3rd—August 31st

This is the fourth course in the Way of Shambhala series. As the path continues, we learn to work with anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. An exploration of the traditional Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate

August 4th

An introduction to meditation practice that enables us to tame the mind. Taught by Shambhala Guides. First Tuesday of the Month, 7-8pm. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong

with Jennifer O'Hara

August 5th

We will be offering an on-going Qi Gong series at the Center, on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 6:45pm. The fee for this is $17 for a single class, or $85 for a package of six classes (any six - these don't necessarily have to be six in a row). Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Meditation Retreat sponsored by Queer Dharma

with Jon Feller & Larry Wolf

August 7th—August 14th

You are invited to connect body and mind in a warm, supportive environment that welcomes all people just as they are, whatever their gender, race, gender identity, socio-economic class, age or personal quirks. The retreat includes daily meditation and lig Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meditation Retreat (Weekthun) at Windhorse sponsored by Queer Dharma

with Larry Wolf & Jon Feller

August 7th—August 14th

Enjoy two to seven days of a meditation retreat with light yoga in rural Wisconsin that will help you relax, connect with yourself and others. All are welcome - talks will address meditation and experiences of exclusion, inclusion and acceptance. Continue »

What's New Here in Buffalo?

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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