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.

The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level 1

with Debbie McCubbin

February 27th—February 28th (2015)

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 Region

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group


November 1st—December 30th

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanim Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group


November 15th—January 14th (2015)

Meditation in Everyday Life presents peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and ways that meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through the practice of meditation, w Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Lineage and Devotion

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

November 17th—December 22nd

Monday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: This class explores the transmission of the dharma and the relationship between students and teachers; a central component of the study and practice of Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 20th

Join us on December 20th - something for people of all ages - young and old! Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Winter solstice dinner

December 20th

Food, conversation and meditation! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Children's Day - A Celebration of the Winter Solstice

December 21st

Get out your finery and jollity, because Children’s Day is coming to the Minneapolis Shambhala Center on Sunday, December 21! Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Winter Solstice & Children's Day Celebration

December 21st

December 21st provides a special opportunity to express appreciation for, and with, our children. At a time when the weather begins to bear down upon us, we turn to family for celebration, creativity, and generosity. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 21st

All are welcome to this Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Children's Day

December 21st

Bring your family and children to celebrate winter solstice with at the Shambhala Center. There will be games, story-telling and sharing of delight and food! Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Winter Solstice and Children's Day Celebration

December 21st

Save the date for our Winter Solstice and Children's Day celebration! More details to follow. 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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    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 

  • Comfortable with Uncertainty

    Comfortable with Uncertainty

    As part of our weekly meditation sessions we will be reading and contemplating a chapter from Pema Chodron’s wonderful book Comfortable with Uncertainty, 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion. The following description comes from Shambhala Publications: This book offers short, stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily … Continue