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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

Shambhala Art Parts 1-5, with Art + Mind: A Five-Day Non-Residential Retreat

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Susan Dever

September 5th—September 13th

Regarding life itself as an artistic practice, in this retreat we invite those who variously consider themselves artists or non-artists to participate in five days of contemplative arts practice. Continue »

Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

September 8th—September 10th

An introductory class for people who would like to learn about and experience the fundamentals of Karuna Training, and be introduced to the foundations of Contemplative Psychology. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal & Karin Williams

September 15th—October 13th

In this course, Acharya Eve Rosenthal shows how, with meditation and contemplation practice, we can relax with ourselves as we are and appreciate simple human experience. Continue »

Essential Heart of Kasungship 1

with Mark Curtin

October 3rd

Essential Heart of Kasungship serves as an introduction to the Shambhala teaching on "Protector Principle" and may be taken by the curious without making any commitment. Continue »

Dorje Kasung Regimental Maneuvers

with Aaron Snyder

October 16th—October 18th

Regimental Maneuvers, puts into action the Kasung Dharma studied in parts 1 and 2 of Essential Heart of Kasungship. Continue »

Recent News

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    Monthly Community Practice Day begins June 21

    Beginning Sunday, June 21, we’re initiating a monthly community practice day, or nyinthün, on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Mark your calendars and join us for a full day of practice and community.