What we're about

Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Established in 1981, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany is part of an international community of meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Albany, NY, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

We will be posting all of our scheduled courses and sitting times on this Meet Up page. We are new to this so let us know if you have any questions!

Upcoming events (5)

Learn to Meditate at the Shambhala Center of Albany

Online event

Taught by our qualified instructors, this basic meditation class and introduction to the center is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique.

Meditation instruction is not just for "new" meditators, instruction is also recommended as part of our ongoing practice. You are always welcome to come in and speak to an instructor about your regular practice and you may even ask to form a working relationship with the instructor of your choice. The evening will include detailed sitting meditation instruction, question and answer periods and refreshments. Cushions, meditation benches and chairs are provided.

$5 donation suggested. If you can't afford the suggested donation, you're welcome to attend and offer what you can.

Due to Covid this class will be on-line till further notice. Please register and RSVP ahead of time so instruction knows to let you into class from waiting room.

To Register: https://albany.shambhala.org/registration/?action=form&id=349930&utm_source=

Learn to Meditate at the Shambhala Center of Albany

Online event

Taught by our qualified instructors, this basic meditation class and introduction to the center is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique.

Meditation instruction is not just for "new" meditators, instruction is also recommended as part of our ongoing practice. You are always welcome to come in and speak to an instructor about your regular practice and you may even ask to form a working relationship with the instructor of your choice. The evening will include detailed sitting meditation instruction, question and answer periods and refreshments. Cushions, meditation benches and chairs are provided.

$5 donation suggested. If you can't afford the suggested donation, you're welcome to attend and offer what you can.

Due to Covid this class will be on-line till further notice. Please register and RSVP ahead of time so instruction knows to let you into class from waiting room.

To Register: https://albany.shambhala.org/registration/?action=form&id=349930&utm_source=

Learn to Meditate at the Shambhala Center of Albany

Online event

Taught by our qualified instructors, this basic meditation class and introduction to the center is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique.

Meditation instruction is not just for "new" meditators, instruction is also recommended as part of our ongoing practice. You are always welcome to come in and speak to an instructor about your regular practice and you may even ask to form a working relationship with the instructor of your choice. The evening will include detailed sitting meditation instruction, question and answer periods and refreshments. Cushions, meditation benches and chairs are provided.

$5 donation suggested. If you can't afford the suggested donation, you're welcome to attend and offer what you can.

Due to Covid this class will be on-line till further notice. Please register and RSVP ahead of time so instruction knows to let you into class from waiting room.

To Register: https://albany.shambhala.org/registration/?action=form&id=349930&utm_source=

Monthly Sing - Joining Mindfulness and Song at the Shambhala Center of Albany

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

$5.00

For anyone who wishes to join mindfulness and song...

This 1.5 hour gathering will include singing in unison, in parts, rounds and vocal warm-ups. We will also mix in mindfulness practice and guided vocal exploration.

Singing prompts the body to release endorphins, tones up the muscles in the torso, benefits heart, lungs and circulation, helps free up emotions, and creates a strong sense of community. It’s also a great gateway into different cultures: we will sing music from many countries and centuries.

Whatever your relationship with singing might be, our gatherings will be a safe and accepting place to explore your voice.

Each meeting is its own event, so you can come when your schedule allows.

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