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 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: Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri David Stone

May 10th—June 7th

The final class of the Way of Shambhala is Wisdom in Everyday Life, where we study the unwavering warrior whose confidence is unconditional and playful. Here the practitioner is introduced to the Vajrayana teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas & Scott Kamilar

May 10th—June 7th

This five-week evening course looks at how contentment is often hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

CONTENTMENT IN EVERYDAY LIFE in Bloomington

with Sarah Flint

May 16th—June 13th

This course is an exploration of mindfulness meditation and meditation in action in our daily lives. We can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness, Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Establishing the Ground

May 16th—June 6th

Continuing Education for Current Shambhala Guides, MI's, and AD's Continue »

Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Meditation Group

CONTENTMENT IN EVERYDAY LIFE in Indianapolis

May 25th—June 22nd

This course is an exploration of mindfulness meditation and meditation in action in our daily lives. We can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness, Continue »

Shambhala Center of Madison

Joy in Every Day Life

with Lisa Cappelli

May 31st—June 28th

This class provides an introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta and the path of the bodhisattva. Continue »

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

The Courage of Kindness (Shaker Heights)

with Ann Palomo

May 31st

Finding and generating kindness in our lives Continue »

What's New Here in Buffalo?

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