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.

 

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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

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Holly Gayley & Sydney Jones

May 3rd—May 31st

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 »

Karma: What It Is and Why It Matters

with Mark Curtin

June 2nd

This talk will explain the Buddha’s view of karma. We will explore how karma is created, how karma is resolved, what is considered “good” karma and what is considered “bad” karma. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Lulu Strongheart

June 3rd—June 5th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we want to learn more. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana

with Alexandra Shenpen

June 10th—June 12th

Join us for our third program on the practice of Kalapa Ikebana, a school of Japanese flower arranging introduced by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. 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 »

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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