Welcome to the Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo.

Learn to MeditateShambhala 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 was formed in 1999 and became an official member of Shambhala International in June 2009. Over the years we have grown as a community offering meditation instruction rooted in a centuries old tradition and presented with the aspiration of benefiting the greater Western New York community. It is a place to sit in reflection, to make friends with yourself and others, to discuss current events and how the wisdom of the ages may inspire and uplift our minds and hearts.
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We have moved! Our new location: 737 Delaware Avenue, Suite 116.

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 Orchard Park. 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 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

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Acharya Adam Lobel

March 1st—March 29th

We can work with our anxiety so that we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the spacious nature of reality, we see life and death as they are. The meditator goes beyond hope and fear. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

March 1st—March 29th

Mindful appreciation and gentleness to oneself. Foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Fred Schwieg

March 2nd—March 30th

Way of Shambhala, class 4 Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

MEDITATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE in Bloomington

March 7th—April 11th

Meditation in Everyday Life, the first class in The Way of Shambhala series, is open to everyone and introduces students to peaceful abiding meditation while offering practical suggestions for developing a meditation practice at home. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Who am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

March 8th—April 12th

This course asks the question “Who am I?” and focuses on the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Group of WNY Southtowns

Joy in Everyday Life 5-Week Course

with Craig Zink & Jean Marie Gunner

March 8th—April 5th

Joy in Everyday Life course teaches practical methods to develop ongoing kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Mind Beyond Death - a book study

with Susan Engel

March 14th—May 2nd

"With profound understanding of the Western mind and warm informality, Dzogchen Ponlop makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings on the bardos - the intervals of life, death, and beyond - completely available to the modern reader." Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Way of Shambhala: Meditation in Everyday Life

March 15th—April 12th - Date postponed or 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 »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

MEDITATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE in Indianapolis

March 16th—April 13th

Meditation in Everyday Life, the first class in The Way of Shambhala series, is open to everyone and introduces students to peaceful abiding meditation while offering practical suggestions for developing a meditation practice at home. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Ngöndro Retreat

with Acharya Adam Lobel

March 27th—April 2nd

Come to Pittsburgh to fulfill your week of the "land center" residential group retreat requirement for Primordial Rigden ngöndro. 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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    Begin Again and Again

    The challenges and uncertainties ahead of any one of us can be daunting. So…how do we work with this reality? Shambhala Meditation teacher, Pema Chodron reminds us…“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” Finding confidence to begin again and again is the key. Everything … Continue 

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    Good Moon Rising

    The Shambhala Sadhana is observed around the time of the full moon. This group practice centers around spoken text read aloud together as a means of deepening our sense of enlightened society and feeling of basic goodness–awakening our connection to the natural world and one another. Join us at 7:00pm Friday evening December 16th to … Continue