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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.

The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level 1

with Debbie McCubbin

February 27th—February 28th

This introductory weekend intensive explores and deepens the basic technique of mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds we begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters. Continue »

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Joy In Everyday Life (JIEL)

with Dr. Janice Glowski

January 5th—February 2nd

Monday evening course: Joy in Everyday Life delves into the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life (Eastside): a five week course

January 7th—February 4th

Open to the public, this is a foundational course in mindfulness and awareness meditation practice. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences, and the contentment that comes from knowing who you are. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Joy in Everyday Life

January 7th—February 4th

We need more than mindfulness and relaxation to go forward. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life (Lakewood): a five-week course

January 8th—February 5th

Open to the public, this is a foundational course in mindfulness and awareness meditation practice. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences, and the contentment that comes from knowing who you are. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

CONTENTMENT IN EVERYDAY LIFE (via SHAMBHALA ONLINE)

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

January 15th—March 14th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation and contemplation practice, we can relax with ourselves as we are and appreciate simple human experience. Difficult emoti Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

BASIC GOODNESS 1 - WHO AM I? (via SHAMBHALA ONLINE)

with Acharya Adam Lobel

January 15th—March 14th

In this 6-session course, Acharya Lobel leads participants on a journey of contemplative inquiry focused on the timeless question, "Who am I?" Course participants will learn Buddhist teachings on how our sense of self arises moment by moment to provide a Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

WISDOM IN EVERYDAY LIFE (via SHAMBHALA ONLINE)

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

January 15th—March 14th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path and play with whatever arises. The chal Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

January 19th—February 16th

Mondays evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: 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 Center of Lexington

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Joseph Fiala & Craig Sargent

January 26th—February 23rd

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our li 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