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

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group


February 19th—June 18th

We will be reading and discussing Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's book The Shambhala Principle, Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Yoga at Shambhala

March 9th—April 20th

Yoga At Shambhala is an opportunity to experience the interconnection of body, breath and sitting. This series of six yoga classes, taught by professional yoga instructors, is open to all experience levels - novice to veteran. Chair yoga is available. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group


with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

March 10th—April 27th

Our meditation experience is deepened through cultivation of contentment and simplicity. By understanding the conditions and emotions that keep us trapped in habitual patterns, we can begin to express the qualities of gentleness, appreciation, steadiness Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Way of Shambhala: Meditation in Everyday Life

March 27th—April 24th - Date cancelled

Deepen your practice and understanding of meditation with this five-week evening course that focuses on integrating meditation into day-to-day life. Continue »

Akron Shambhala Meditation Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Fred Schwieg

April 3rd—May 1st

This is the third Thursday evening course in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Sacred Path: Golden Key

April 17th—April 20th - Date cancelled

This program teaches the practice of enriching presence-- the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within oneself, phenomena, and the natural world. Golden Key is the final course in the Sacred Path program, and is offered in a weekend intensive f Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Kathy Faas

April 21st—May 19th

Mondays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: As the path continues, we learn to work with anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. Each class allows for open discussion of the challenges that meditators face in their practice. Continue »

Madison Shambhala Center

Shambhala Sadhana

April 24th

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 »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

April 24th—May 22nd

Fearlessness in Everyday Life: The fourth course in the Way ofShambhala series. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Essential Heart of Kasungship, Level I

April 25th—May 9th

Essential Heart of Kasungship, Level I is an introduction to the Dorje Kasung training path. Continue »

What's New Here in Buffalo?

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  • 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 

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    The Buddha Walks Into A Bar…

    We are reading from a new book after our hour of meditation on Thursday evenings… THE BUDDHA WALKS INTO A BAR: A GUIDE TO LIFE FOR A NEW GENERATION by Lodro Rinzler. We are lucky enough to have been offered the opportunity to have a conversation with Lodro Rinzler via Skype on Thursday, November 15th, … Continue