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 

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Meditation As Experiment

“Live your life as an experiment,” encouraged meditation master Chogyam Trungpa. Practicing meditation is a way to live your own experiment with intention and awareness. I hear people say that they cannot sit still, their mind is too distracted to even attempt meditation. Anyone who is human experiences these obstacles, but learning a technique from … Continue 

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Looking and Seeing

There is still room for participants in the upcoming  contemplative photography program presented by Jennifer Fendya and Trudy Stern… November 19 and 20 Miksang Level I Opening the Good Eye-The Phenomenal World Register here. Be sure to visit Buffalo Miksang, a western New York resource group for anyone interested in Miksang. Image by John McQuade. … Continue 

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So Many Dharma Books So Little Time

“To understand the context of the Awake-ist teachings in the twenty-first century, we have to recognize a very recent historical development: escape from society is now almost impossible,” writes Ethan Nichtern. Just the other day, I was pondering the notion of “going off the grid,” but the actuality of that these days is slim. The … Continue 

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Fall Enrichment Programs

After six weeks in our new home, settling in seems to be an ongoing process that calls upon us to exercise exertion and effort. Steven Clookey has been working to creating a larger shrine to accommodate the more spacious meditation hall. We had an inspiring conversation with Shastri Debbie McCubbin when she visited last month. … Continue 

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Buffalo Shambhala Has Moved! Visit us at our new location: 737 Delaware Ave. Suite 116

You are invited to visit us at our new location…  On August 18 at 7pm we will host our first meditation group at 737 Delaware Avenue, Suite 116 In addition to our usual Thursday Evening and Second Sunday groups, we are pleased to announce a new weekly Mindful Monday Mornings session starting August 29 at 7:15am, a brief 25-minute sit and yoga stretch to get … Continue 

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Shambhala Day

You are warmly invited to join us at 7:00PM on February 11, 2016 to celebrate the Tibetan New Year and our sense of community. We will have our usual open house meditation sitting followed by a video address from Sakyong Mipham, conversation, refreshments, conviviality, poetry readings and a short fundraising and membership drive presentation by … Continue 

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Buffalo Miksang Hosts Level 1 This Weekend

Contemplative Photography Workshop Miksang Level I: The Phenomenal World with Jennifer Fendya & Trudy Stern Saturday Mar. 14th, 9:00AM-5:00PM / Sunday Mar. 15th, 9:00AM-5:00PM C.G. Jung Center, 408 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “Good Eye.” This two-day program introduces a form of contemplative photography bringing together the art … Continue 

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How can you help? Glad you asked…

The Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo is seeking practitioners of all levels of experience to help with various aspects of the group. We could use help with basic things like setting up for open house, flower arranging, tea service, or sprucing up the environment before a course. If you have experience  with accounting, organizational management, or anything that … Continue 

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