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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 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 »

Madison Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

May 11th—June 8th

Monday evening class series Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

JOY IN EVERYDAY LIFE (via SHAMBHALA ONLINE)

with Shastri Holly Gayley

May 15th—July 14th

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Joining gentleness with discipline leads to a sense of joy. The mahayana teachings on compassi Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

BASIC GOODNESS 3 - WHAT IS REAL? (via SHAMBHALA ONLINE)

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

May 15th—July 14th

This course explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. Is society something that is ultimate Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Joy In Everyday Life

May 20th—June 17th - Date cancelled

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

QiGong Level 3

with Eva Wong

May 23rd—May 24th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School, neith Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

EVERYDAY MAGIC: THE FOUR DIGNITIES

with Acharya Richard John

May 23rd—May 24th

This weekend program is suitable for new practitioners, and it will be challenging and useful for the most senior practitioners. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Refuge Vow Ceremony

May 24th

The time for this ceremony includes a reception afterward. All are welcome to attend this ceremony and the reception. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Battle of Ego

with Olivia Parry

May 26th—June 23rd

Five Tuesday nights class series on the "Battle of Ego" Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Swallowing the Sun and Moon Without Leaving the World in Darkness: An Introduction to the Esoteric Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism

with Acharya Adam Lobel

May 29th

Acharya Lobel will give historical and philosophical context to the Vajrayana but will emphasize the outrageous freedom of this unique approach to meditation training. 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