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.

A small center with a big heart, the Albuquerque Center opened its doors in the fall of 2004 and has since been growing in size, interest, and vision. 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 Day 2017: Year of the Fire Bird

February 27th

Please join us as we celebrate the start of the New Year, with practice, a live online address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and a community lunch. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Melissa Moore

March 3rd—March 5th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional basic goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Why The World Needs Karuna: An Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Acharya Melissa Moore

March 6th

Go deeper...Learn to transform everyday challenges into experiences of openness and wisdom - by engaging with the practices of meditation, compassionate presence, and skillful communication. Continue »

Recent News

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    Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

    All of you accomplished and aspiring New Mexico writers–enter the Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. The theme is “Fresh Start” and the poem should be NO MORE than 4 lines long. Submission deadline is February 12. The winning poem will be read during the Shambhala Day broadcast on February 27. Click “continue” to find the link … Continue