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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

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 »

Madison Shambhala Center

Yoga Offering

March 1st—May 10th

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

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Basic Goodness III: What is real?

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

March 23rd—April 27th

What is real? Simply asking this question opens up a world of other questions. Our course will provide the space and community to explore our relationship with our world and our assumptions about what is real. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

March 25th—April 29th

This course asks the question, “What is real?” and focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Fearlessness In Everyday Life (FIEL)

with Dr. Janice Glowski

April 6th—May 4th

In this course, we work with anxiety and the spaciousness of mind, so that our lives are not blocked by fear. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond hope and fear. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Joy In Everyday Life

with Marian Judith Broadus & Joseph Fiala

April 8th—May 6th

Joy in Everyday Life will illuminate the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. These teachings help us to cultivate the noble heart of compassion and provide a strong introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

The Heart of Bravery - with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Pema Chodron

April 14th—May 12th

A video class with discussion facilitated by local Shambhala teachers. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 15th—May 13th

Meditation uncovers our wisdom. Students receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Joy in Everyday Life (Lakewood)

April 16th—May 14th

As meditation expands, we develop trust in Basic Goodness Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Brenda Sussna

April 21st—May 19th

This five-week evening course looks at how contentment is often 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. 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