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.

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 www.miksang.org
The Miksang Society for Contemplative Photography is centered in nearby Toronto!

Regional Programs

Programs for Great Lakes Region

Madison Shambhala Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

August 11th—September 15th

Monday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Participants will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Acharya Adam Lobel

August 18th—September 29th

Monday evening course: The Basic Goodness series offers a sustained reflection on the meaning of basic goodness as it relates with our sense of self, others, and reality. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Closing Chants: Joining our Practice with Life

with Fred Schwieg

August 20th

We will discuss the four closing chants from the standpoint of the contents and how we can use them as part of our group and personal practice. Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Land Stewardship (work/practice) Weekend Retreat

August 23rd—August 24th

Dedicated time to practice meditation and land stewardship on the beautiful acreage adjoining the Kettle Moraine State Park Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Joy In Everyday Life

with Dr. Marian Judith Broadus

August 23rd—August 24th

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 »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group


August 24th

Sangha Potluck Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2-5pm The potlucks are an ideal opportunity for Shambhalians to develop community by enjoying each other’s company in a relaxed setting with no program. Please register. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Shambhala Sadhana

August 28th

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: As a group practice, the Shambhala Sadhana is open to everyone who has received the reading transmission (lung), and taken the Enlightened Society Vow. Continue »

Windhorse Shambhala Retreat Center

Shambhala Family Camp weekend

with Deborah Zarate

August 29th—August 31st

Second annual Family Camp weekend at the Windhorse Retreat Center. A great weekend to learn, play, and relax! Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Lance Brunner

August 30th—August 31st

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. We begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters and experience basic goodness, which can neither be created nor destroyed. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Introduction to Ikebana

with Jay Wohlen

August 30th

Ikebana is the contemplative practice of expressing gentleness and elegance through the art of simple flower arrangement. 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