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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

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

July 28th—August 25th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic. Continue »

Embracing Vulnerability: Open-Hearted Warriorship

with Acharya Melissa Moore

July 31st

Join us for an open house exploring the development of loving kindness and compassion in Shambhala Warriorship. This evening will be an experiential exploration of growing the potency of the heart. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes & Karin Williams

August 1st—August 2nd

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 »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Doria Cross

August 28th—August 30th

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 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 »

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.