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

Sacred Path: Meek and Perky

with Jane Carpenter

April 29th—May 1st

The Sacred Path continues with the Four Dignities. The first dignity is MEEK is grounded in humble and gentle precision to every detail. The second of the four dignities, PERKY focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant, and uplifted energy. Continue »

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 »

The Five Buddha Families: Transforming Emotions into Wisdom

with Joe Puleo

May 5th

Join us for an introduction to the five wisdoms or expressions of sanity according to Vajrayana buddhism. We will discuss the possibility of embracing our emotions and developing unconditional friendliness to ourselves and others. 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 »

Qigong Levels 1 & 2

with Shastri David Stone

September 10th—September 11th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. 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