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

Awareness, Interdependence and the Cocoon of White Privilege

with Karin Williams

August 4th

We will begin to unpack our culture of white privilege by exploring what it often obscures and how this connects to the Shambhala vision of Enlightened Society. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes & Karin Williams

August 6th—August 7th

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. Continue »

Esssential Heart of Kasungship 1

with Mark Curtin

August 20th

Learn more about the Shambhala path of Protection and the Dorje Kasung, an organization within Shambhala modeled on the ancient tradition of dharma protectors and drala warriors. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Stephen Vosper

August 26th—August 28th

In Shambhala Training Level III, we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. Continue »

Center Uplift & Community Clean-up

September 3rd

Please join us for a community cleaning day to uplift our center as we head into the busy fall season. Continue »

Recent News

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    “Graceful Exit” Weekend Workshop

    Andrew Holecek has come and gone from Albuquerque, and he’s left us with plenty to ponder about the winds of change that mark death and life. The March 11-13 workshop entitled “Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death”, was attended by 70 people, including students from Susan Dever’s film class at UNM, and a sprinkling of … Continue