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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

There are no programs at this time

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.

There are no programs at this time

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

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice

January 21st—December 13th

These Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practices are open to our entire sangha community, Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Council Meeting

April 18th—November 21st

Our bimonthly Council meeting wlll be held on this night. All are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. If you would like to suggest an item for the agenda, please email it to [email protected] Continue »

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

Meditation & Book Discussion Group

June 5th—August 28th

Come join us for a weekly group in which we will meditate some together and discuss the book, The Road Home by Ethan Nichtern . How Much?: Free How Often?: From June through September. Come whenever you can make it. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

June 30th—July 28th

Meditation in Everyday Life presents peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and ways that meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Joy in Everyday Life

with Brenda Sussna

July 5th—August 16th

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 »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Summer Times of Mindfulness

July 23rd—August 12th

Our Center is pleased to offer summer Times of Mindfulness in which a Shambhala Guide will offer meditation instruction, lead the meditation including chants, and a discussion or mindfulness exploration. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Fundraiser Concert - Robbie Fulks, Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen

July 29th

Come support the Chicago Shambhala West Loop center by celebrating with an evening of the music of popular singer-songwriters Robbie Fulks, Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen. Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Relax, Renew, Rejuvenate (Program is full registration is closed at this time)

with Frank Fischer

July 29th—July 31st

Please Join us for a weekend of meditation, walks, reading, star gazing and relaxation with Frank Fischer. Frank structures these weekends with the intention of helping people learn to slow down and relax in a healthy way-he offers a number of skillful t Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Joy in Everyday Life - Saturdays

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

July 30th—August 6th

This is the 3rd class in the Everyday Life series; all are welcome. This class emphasizes awareness of the environment and expanding the heart. It introduces the contemplation of the Four Immeasurables for arousing and strengthening compassion for self Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

August 2nd—August 30th

The fourth class in the In Everyday Life series 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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    Shambhala Day

    You are warmly invited to join us at 7:00PM on February 11, 2016 to celebrate the Tibetan New Year and our sense of community. We will have our usual open house meditation sitting followed by a video address from Sakyong Mipham, conversation, refreshments, conviviality, poetry readings and a short fundraising and membership drive presentation by … Continue 

  • 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