Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation

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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.


We are moving! As of Thursday evening, August 18th, 2016 we’ll be meeting at our new location: 737 Delaware Avenue, Suite 116. We hope to see you there.

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 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.

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

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 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—September 25th

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 »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Book group: Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

July 25th—October 3rd

This book group, facilitated by Mary Sehlinger and Neil Griggs, will read and discuss The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Wisdom In Everyday Life

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

August 24th—September 21st

Wisdom in Everyday Life looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and kindness are fully manifested in the world. The master warrior is no longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, but with tremendous forward vision and strengt Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Mindful Minglers: West Loop Social

August 25th

Open to All. Join us for an evening of relaxation and mindfulness with neighbors, friends, and members. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Shastri David Stone

August 26th—August 28th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Patrick Dallas

August 26th—August 27th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Beginners are welcome to this introduction to the Shambhala 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.

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    Buffalo Shambhala Has Moved! Visit us at our new location: 737 Delaware Ave. Suite 116

    You are invited to visit us at our new location…  On August 18 at 7pm we will host our first meditation group at 737 Delaware Avenue, Suite 116 In addition to our usual Thursday Evening and Second Sunday groups, we are pleased to announce a new weekly Mindful Monday Mornings session starting August 29 at 7:15am, a brief 25-minute sit and yoga stretch to get … Continue 

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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