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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 to search for programs being offered at other centers.

Dorje Kasung: Transforming Aggression into Gentleness

with Carolyn Barclay & Mike Verhey

October 18th

The Dorje Kasung are an integral part of Shambhala Culture. Join us as visiting teachers Carolyn Barclay and Mike Verhey introduce us to Kasungship and how it can support us in transforming aggression into gentleness. Continue »

SIT, WALK, WRITE: A Contemplative Writing Retreat

with Pat Pendleton

October 23rd

Inspired by The True Secret of Writing:Connecting Life with Language. This writing retreat is very simple. Sit for 10 minutes. Walk for 10 minutes. Write for 10 minutes. Read what we have written aloud and listen to others. Begin the cycle again. Continue »

FALL BOOK GROUP : The Road Home by Ethan Nichtern

with Pat Pendleton

November 7th—November 21st

FALL BOOK GROUP : The Road Home - A contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path. Explore this wise and witty invitation to Buddhist meditation by Ethan Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. 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 for the latest local programs and updates or find us on Facebook . You can also visit the Miksang Society's main website at 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 »

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 »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Radical Dharma Book Club

September 11th—October 9th

Open to all. Madison Shambhala Center will be hosting a book discussion group starting on Sunday, September 11th from 11:15-1:00 (right after our Sunday morning sit). Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

September 13th—October 11th

Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

September 14th—October 12th

This five-week course provides students with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Shambhala Lineage Supplication - a short course

with Walker Blaine & Patrick Dallas

September 27th—October 11th - Date postponed or cancelled

Explore the structure and meaning of this chant. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Be Grateful To Everyone: An In Depth Guide to the Practice of Lojong

with Scott Kamilar

September 28th—November 9th

Awakened Wednesdays returns with a new format September 28! Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Ecstatic Dance Shambhala

September 30th

Born from the Sunday Morning Ecstatic Dance in Oakland, California, we focus on nurturing a space where you can play and interact authentically. 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