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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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 9th—July 4th

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 »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Mindfulness Training for Teachers

March 18th—April 29th

CARE helps teachers handle stress and rediscover the joys of teaching, without introducing new curriculum. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Acharya Adam Lobel

April 6th—May 11th

What is real? Simply asking this question opens up a world of other questions. This course will provide the space and community to explore our relationship with our world and our assumptions about what is real. 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Fearlessness In Everyday Life (FIEL)

with Morgan Root

April 18th—May 16th

In this course, we work with anxiety and the spaciousness of mind, so that our lives are not blocked by fear. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond hope and fear. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Gary Heinz

April 25th—May 23rd

Joy in Everyday Life will illuminate the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. These teachings help us to cultivate the noble heart of compassion and provide a strong introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Kathy Faas & Lisa Cappelli

April 26th—May 24th

Five Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm. This introductory class is open to beginners, while at the same time offers an opportunity for long-time practitioners to deepen their practice. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

AWAKEN CHICAGO: The Power of All People. Together.

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Acharya Pema Chödron

April 29th—May 1st

Learn how inner peace and social action work together to create community. Drawing on ancient traditions and the latest research, we will hear from various keynote speakers, unlock the power of mindfulness, and participate in small group discussions. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Community Garden Meeting

April 29th

Community Garden Planning and Registration 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