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

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 Center of Lexington

Council Meeting

March 27th—September 18th

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 Chicago

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Janet Hasz & Ira Abrams

March 27th—April 24th

This class explores the benefits of mindfulness meditation in working with the ups and downs of everyday life. Starting with the foundation of basic goodness, we can approach both positive and negative emotions with gentleness and fearlessness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Meditation in Everyday Life

March 29th—April 26th - Date postponed or cancelled

A Five Week Interactive Course Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Way of Shambhala: Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Blessie Hornilla & John Harding

March 30th—April 27th

This is the 4th class in the Way of Shambhala weeknight series. Prerequisites apply. 5 Thursdays, 7-9PM. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society.

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

April 12th—May 17th

This course asks the question, "How can I help?" and explores our aspiration to help our world, how we relate with others, and how real social transformation could occur. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 12th—May 10th

Meditation uncovers our wisdom. Students receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld & Bob Gillespie

April 18th—May 16th

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

Shambhala Chicago

Shambhala Training Level II : Birth of the Warrior

with Larry Wolf

April 22nd—April 23rd

This is the 2nd course in the Shambhala Training series. Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. 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