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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

Council Meeting

May 5th—May 3rd

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 director@lexingtonshambhala.org Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Heart of Recovery

January 3rd—April 24th

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

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Acharya Adam Lobel

January 6th—February 17th

In this six-class course we will look deeply at the nature of society and our intrinsic desire to help one another. Through dynamic exercises, discussion, and readings we will explore this topic together. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Fully Alive - Pema Chodron video course

with Scott Kamilar

January 19th—March 1st

Open to all. Each week includes meditation practice, viewing video teachings, and group discussion. No pre-requisites. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Kathy Faas & Ann Hall

January 19th—February 16th

Tuesdays from 7-9pm. This is the first course in our core program, the Way of Shambhala. Perfect for beginners. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice

January 21st—February 22nd

These Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practices are open to our entire sangha community, Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Joy In Everyday Life (JIEL)

with Janice Glowski

January 25th—February 22nd

Monday evening course: Joy in Everyday Life delves into the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Olivia Parry

February 3rd—March 9th

This is the first of the Basic Goodness Series which introduces the view of Shambhala in an experiential way. The primary practice is Shambhala Meditation. Continue »

Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group

Joy in Everyday Life

February 7th—March 6th - Date postponed

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Day: The Year of the Fire Monkey

February 9th

SHAMBHALA DAY 2016, the Year of the Fire Monkey, marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. It is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage. 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