Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo invites you consider this….


To be a student of meditation is to be a student

of life, a student of process (Shastri Ethan Nichtern).”

Our group is currently in the process of finding a sustainable solution for paying the rent each month. During the last eight years, we have offered meditation instruction and other Shambhala programs to hundreds of curious Buffalo residents. We have consistently hosted our Thursday Evening Group Meditation Open House and Second Sunday Morning Nyinthun. We took a huge leap one year ago and relocated from our modest sublease arrangement with the C.G. Jung Center on Franklin Street to our current location at 737 Delaware Avenue. Our spacious refuge has proven to be an uplifted and fertile place for practice. Rent is paid entirely through funds collected through weekly donations, program registration fees, and membership dues. We are now at risk of losing our ability to continue if we do not find additional sustainable support—especially through membership.

What do we most value? What would we miss terribly if it went away? The practice of Shambhala Meditation means taking time for self-awareness, belonging, and connection. We value the community of like-minded others who wish to wake up to the journey of their lives. Looking ahead, we plan to offer guest speakers, social gatherings, more program in Meditation in Everyday Life, Learn to Meditate, Shambhala Training, Miksang Photography, and Contemplative Writing. Please consider how you might be able to help with this intention, both through participation and financial support .

In order to keep the doors open, we need twenty people to offer a $25 (or more) recurring monthly membership contribution. Monthly subscriptions are routinely paid for all kinds of experiences to enhance our lives–gyms, health clubs, television and music streaming services, yoga classes. A few fancy coffee drinks at Starbucks, Perks, or Spot each month can easily add up. The way we spend our precious financial resources is personal. This also indicates what we value and what shape we want our lives to have.

Membership takes just a few moments. Click the “Membership” tab above to complete an online form.

We will have a New Member Ceremony and Celebration in September. New members will receive a pin, a book, and a certificate, but the actual benefits of practicing generosity are numerous and unique to each person—an adventure of another kind.

Many thanks for reading this!

Upcoming Meditation Sessions

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 for the latest local programs and updates or find us on Facebook . You can also visit the Miksang Society’s main website at The Miksang Society for Contemplative Photography is centered in nearby Toronto!

Regional Programs

Programs for Great Lakes USA Region

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 Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 24th—August 21st

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Joy in Everyday Life

July 11th—August 8th

Explore genuine, joyful energy in this five week course. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

The Awakened One: A Life of the Buddha - A Book Study

with Paul Libersher

July 12th—September 13th - Date postponed or cancelled

The story of the founder of Buddhism is one of the world's great tales of spiritual awakening. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group


with Acharya Holly Gayley

July 18th—August 15th

As our meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. This leads to a sense of joy and bravery. The teachings on compassion become the inspiration Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee


with Shastri Deborah Zarate

July 19th—August 16th

This course is the study and practice of the fanmous Heart Sutra. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Learn to Meditate

with Alan Anderson

July 22nd

This class is ideal for beginners and is taught by an instructor with 30 plus years of experience. All necessary materials are provided. Dress in comfortable clothing is recommended. A tea break will be provided. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Mindful Hike

July 23rd

Join us for a two-hour walk in a quiet urban oasis. Mindful hiking opens the senses to the full experience of the beauty of the outdoors. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Practice

July 23rd

The Sadhana of Mahamudra practice is the centerpiece of monthly community gatherings on, or near, each new moon. Continue »

Shambhala Chicago

Basic Goodness: Who Am I?

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

July 27th—August 24th

This is the first of the 3 courses in the Basic Goodness Series. All are welcomed. Continue »

What's New Here in Buffalo?

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  • Global Spiritual Traditions Series

    Mysticism from a Sufi Perspective A Night of Learning and Discussion Mystics are those who seek to experience a more intimate relationship with God. Followers of this path have existed throughout human history and in all cultures. Some mystics are sole practitioners while others gather to follow traditional paths developed over a long period of time.Sufism is one such tradition. Presenter  John Lloyd​ is a center leader and spiritual guide in the Inayati Sufi Order. He brings 35 years of experience walking, stumbling, and growing on the path. July 18 7:00pm – 9:00pm 737 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 737 Delaware Ave is handicapped accessible. There will be a door assistant attending from 6:15pm to 7:15pm.

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