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

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 - December 2016

with Jose Rodriguez & Jenny Bruce

December 10th

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 Sadhana Feast Practice (DEC. 2016)

December 16th

Shambhala Sadhana Feast. This sadhana provides an opportunity to refresh our faith in our own basic goodness and the basic goodness of humanity. On this evening we will do the full sadhana including the feast portion and evening/closing chants. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life (Winter 2017)

with Jenny Bruce & Steven Clookey

January 4th—February 1st (2017)

Meditation in Everyday Life is the first of five weeknight courses to be offered in the Way of Shambhala series of weekend and weekday courses. Themes covered in Meditation in Everyday Life include peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and apply Continue »

The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Jil Amadio

March 5th (2017)

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 »

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

January 9th—December 29th

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 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 Meditation Center of Columbus

Contentment in Everyday Life (CIEL)

with Shastri Janice Glowski

November 7th—December 12th

LOCATION CHANGE: This introductory class offers an exploration of mindfulness meditation, focused on incorporating gentleness and fearlessness into our lives. Open to the public. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Road Home - book group

with Steven Anderson

November 16th—December 21st

Group exploration of this extraordinary new book. Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Silent Shamatha Meditation Retreat

December 4th—December 10th

Come for the weekend, 3 days, 4 days or do the whole week. Shamatha (peaceful abiding) meditation will be taught to those who have never done it as well as for those who may need a refresher. This retreat is open to everyone whether you've been practici Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

December 9th—December 11th

Prerequisites apply. Friday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm: This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. Continue »

Buffalo Shambhala Meditation Group

Learn to Meditate - December 2016

with Jose Rodriguez & Jenny Bruce

December 10th

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 Center of Lexington

Mindful Hike at McConnell Springs

December 11th

Join us for a two-hour walk in a quiet urban oasis. Mindful hiking opens the senses to the full experience of the beauty of the outdoors. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Full Moon Gatherings and Shambhala Sadhana Practice: A monthly event for members

with Acharya Adam Lobel

December 11th

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has requested that on or near the full moon, we gather as a community throughout Shambhala. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

December 13th

Composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the Shambhala Sadhana aims to uncover basic goodness, our innate longing for enlightened society and the possibility of collective awakening. All community members invited! 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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    Meditation As Experiment

    “Live your life as an experiment,” encouraged meditation master Chogyam Trungpa. Practicing meditation is a way to live your own experiment with intention and awareness. I hear people say that they cannot sit still, their mind is too distracted to even attempt meditation. Anyone who is human experiences these obstacles, but learning a technique from … Continue 

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    Looking and Seeing

    There is still room for participants in the upcoming  contemplative photography program presented by Jennifer Fendya and Trudy Stern… November 19 and 20 Miksang Level I Opening the Good Eye-The Phenomenal World Register here. Be sure to visit Buffalo Miksang, a western New York resource group for anyone interested in Miksang. Image by John McQuade. … Continue