Geistlight_4548_SandiasShambhala in the Land of Enchantment

The Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center is part of Shambhala, a global community of more than 200 meditation centers and groups founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

The Albuquerque Center opened its doors in the fall of 2004 and has since been growing in size, interest, and vision. A small center with a big heart, we recently moved from our home of more than 10 years to a new location in the center of Albuquerque. As we expand our programming of practice and study to meet the needs of our community, we keep at the core our open hearts and minds.

Our center offers meditation instruction and practice, programs and classes on Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, as well as training in contemplative arts. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness, fearlessness, and humor.



New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

Conscious Acts of Kindness: Maitri, Compassion, and Tonglen

with Susan Dever

October 6th

Join us for a dharma talk, practice, and discussion with Susan Dever. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Holly Gayley

October 18th—November 15th

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Joining gentleness with discipline leads to a sense of joy. Continue »

Maitri Space Awareness: Working with the Five Wisdom Energies

with Joe Puleo

October 21st—October 23rd

Join us for a weekend intensive on the five wisdoms or expressions of sanity according to Vajrayana buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Shastri Holly Gayley & Susan Dever

November 4th—November 6th

In Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

January 6th—January 8th (2017)

In Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky our awareness continues to expand. This is likened to the open clear sky of mind, which is a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Recent News

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    October 1 & 2: Don’t miss these a capella performances with Prana

    Bruce Milner (Barry’s brother) performs this weekend with Prana, a five-voice, a cappella ensemble that uses only the breath to make sound, to relax the body, still the mind, and open the heart. Saturday, October 1, at 7:30 PM at Outpost Performance Space (Albuquerque); Sunday, October 2, at 7:30 PM at GIG Performance Space (Santa … Continue