Welcome to the Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo New York (737 Delaware Avenue)

Shambhala is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time.  Our community includes people of all ages and walks of life who are looking for something – perhaps meditation instruction, a place to meditate regularly, talks and courses about developing awareness and compassion, a spiritual path, or a group of like-minded people to talk to.

Our regular group meditation sittings are silent, shamatha/vipassana (mindfulness/awareness) one-hour long, with a walking meditation halfway through.  Meditation is followed by a tea break and a one-hour informal talk and discussion. Meditation cushions are provided.

Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The practice of meditation has been taught for over 2,500 years as a vehicle for realizing the beauty and magic of the ordinary world without aggression or manipulation. The teachings of Shambhala emphasize the potential for enlightenment inherent in every situation or state of mind. Through discipline, gentleness and a sense of humor, the practitioner is invited to let go of conflicting emotions and wake up on the spot.

Mindfulness is the foundation of all that we do. This ancient practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind’s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and to develop the compassion and insight necessary to care for oneself and the world genuinely.