Welcome to the Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo.

Learn to MeditateShambhala 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 was formed in 1999 and became an official member of Shambhala International in June 2009. Over the years we have grown as a community offering meditation instruction rooted in a centuries old tradition and presented with the aspiration of benefiting the greater Western New York community. It is a place to sit in reflection, to make friends with yourself and others, to discuss current events and how the wisdom of the ages may inspire and uplift our minds and hearts.
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We have moved! Our new location: 737 Delaware Avenue, Suite 116.

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 are happy to be a part of this rich and diverse region, including the various local meditation and mindfulness groups.
Our Western New York sister group is located just south of Buffalo in Orchard Park. 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

Mindful Monday Mornings

February 27th - Date postponed or cancelled


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.

Learn to Meditate - February 25 2017

with Jose Rodriguez & Jenny Bruce

February 25th - Date postponed or cancelled

Learn to Meditate is taught by a pair of our highly trained and qualified instructors, this half-day (3 hour) program suitable for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2017: Year of the Firebird

March 2nd

Everyone is warmly invited to celebrate this occasion with us on March 2nd at 7pm during our weekly Thursday evening meeting. We will sit, watch a brief video and socialize with refreshments. If you wish, bring a food item or drink to share. Continue »

The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Jil Amadio

March 5th

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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life Early Spring 2017

with Jenny Bruce & Steven Clookey

March 15th—April 12th - Date postponed or cancelled

The Contentment in Everyday Life course has two main areas of focus: * how meditation can help to introduce some contentment and space into our minds and our lives; learning/reviewing meditation technique * exploring how we relate with strugg 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 USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Bodhisattva Warrior: Six Paramitas

with Steve Tibbetts

January 10th—February 21st

Buddhism's six transcendent actions and how to put them into practice in our everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Shambhala Principle - a book study

with Patrick Dallas

January 18th—February 22nd

The Shambhala Principle - a book study Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Meditation and Activism Circle

February 6th—March 6th

"We humans have come to a crossroads in our history. We can either destroy the world or create a good future." Sakong Mipham, The Shambhala Principle. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

End of Year Practice: Mamo Chants

February 16th—February 25th

At the end of the year, practitioner's gather for this end of year practice, which helps us dispel personal, social, and environmental accumulations and prepare to begin fresh with the new year. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Dön Season Practice

with Mary Sehlinger

February 16th—February 25th

Dön Season with Mary Sehlinger Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Mindfulness Connections for Educators

February 21st—April 18th

Mindful Connections is an 8-week program that introduces mindfulness practices for social and emotional regulation and well-being for educators. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Silent Transformations of Engaged Spirituality, Ecology, and Politics

with Acharya Adam Lobel

February 23rd

How can we turn to ecological truths fearlessly, without becoming overwhelmed? Join us at the Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center for the first event in a series focused on engagement with ecology. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Awakened Heart (Shambhala Training Level IV)

with Morgan Root

February 24th—February 26th

Weekend Retreat: Connecting with the world and communicating with it more directly permits us to experience our heart and the ways we respond to experience. Shambhala Training Level IV will guide us through this practice and exploration based on the pract Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

All-Day Meditation Practice (Nyinthun)

with Steven Anderson

February 25th

Log Out, Tune In: Community Nyinthun Day, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Training Level 5: Open Sky

with Shastri Gary Heinz

February 25th—February 26th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. 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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    Begin Again and Again

    The challenges and uncertainties ahead of any one of us can be daunting. So…how do we work with this reality? Shambhala Meditation teacher, Pema Chodron reminds us…“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” Finding confidence to begin again and again is the key. Everything … Continue 

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    Good Moon Rising

    The Shambhala Sadhana is observed around the time of the full moon. This group practice centers around spoken text read aloud together as a means of deepening our sense of enlightened society and feeling of basic goodness–awakening our connection to the natural world and one another. Join us at 7:00pm Friday evening December 16th to … Continue