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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 Region

Akron Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Melissa Van & Robert Carterette

January 29th—March 5th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. This course builds on the discovery of basic g Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Community Gathering and Celebration

January 31st—May 23rd

Please join the Columbus Shambhala Community for an evening of fine food and conversation on Saturday, January 31. The gathering will take place at 6 pm at 636 Chase Road. Please bring a dish to share, if you are able. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Contentment In Everyday Life (CIEL)

with Deborah Zarate

February 4th—March 4th

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

Madison Shambhala Center

Heart of Recovery

February 8th—April 26th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Way of Shambhala: Joy in Everyday Life

with Viki Adducci

February 24th—March 24th

In this course, we explore the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion toward others, and through these, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Please note that class meets five Tuesday evenings. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Yoga Offering

March 1st—March 22nd

A twenty-minute yoga practice focusing on simple and gentle breath based practice during Sunday morning meditation. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Kathy Faas

March 2nd—March 30th

Mondays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: This is the first course in our core program, the Way of Shambhala. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate

March 3rd

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

Madison Shambhala Center

Lojong: Training the Mind

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Dr. Lora Wiggins

March 3rd—March 31st

Tuesday evenings, 7pm - 9pm for five weeks Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong

with Jennifer O'Hara

March 4th

We will be offering an on-going Qi Gong series at the Center, on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The fee for this is $20 for a single class, or $100 for a package of six classes (any six - these don't necessarily have to be six in a row). Continue »

What's New Here in Buffalo?

Find Out What 's New at the Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo take a look attour most current blog posts. Is there anything you would like to contribute? A book review, a poem? Let us know.

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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 

  • Comfortable with Uncertainty

    Comfortable with Uncertainty

    As part of our weekly meditation sessions we will be reading and contemplating a chapter from Pema Chodron’s wonderful book Comfortable with Uncertainty, 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion. The following description comes from Shambhala Publications: This book offers short, stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily … Continue