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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 23rd (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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Wisdom in Everyday Life (WIEL)

with Dr. Janice Glowski

August 10th—September 14th

The Wisdom in Everyday Life series looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Heart of Recovery

August 16th—December 27th

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 »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

September 2nd—September 30th

This five-week course provides students with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Learn To Meditate

with Thomas Adducci

September 5th

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Introduction to Meditation

September 5th

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Mindful Parenting

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

September 10th—October 1st

The age-old techniques of mindfulness meditation and contemplative practice can provide a foundation for parents to develop calmness, compassion and cheerfulness in the face of daily life with their kids. Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Way of Nature: Miksang Photography and Haiku

with Miriam Hall

September 11th—September 13th - Date cancelled

In this weekend program we explore two forms of creating from nature: contemplative photography and written haiku. Both forms arise from the direct experience of being in nature. Spend a weekend together on the lovely land of Windhorse, exploring landsc Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

The Protector Principle

September 11th

The Dorje Kasung practice is, at its core, an embodiment of the Protector Principle. This talk is open to all practitioners as an introduction to the Protector Principle and the practice of the Dorje Kasung. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Regional Ritual Academy

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Andrea Doukas

September 11th—September 13th

Open to all Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners who are interested in deepening their practice as an umdze or chöpön, or who wish to make umdze or chöpön training a focus of their ongoing practice path. 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.

  • 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