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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

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 »

Kyudo: The Ancient Art of Japanese Archery--First Shot Program with Jinko Kyudojo

October 10th—October 11th

Please join our friends at Jinko Kyudojo in Santa Fe for a weekend program for anyone interested in learning kyudo, the art of Japanese archery. 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 »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Holly Gayley & Sydney Jones

October 20th—November 17th

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 »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Jonathan Barbieri

October 23rd—October 25th

In Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky our awareness continues to expand. This is likened to the open clear sky of mind, which is a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. 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.