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 →

Katie Baingbridge

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Karin Williams & Shastri Janet Solyntjes

February 3rd—March 3rd

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our li Continue »

Regreening From the Inside Out

with Shastri Holly Gayley

March 6th

A dialogue on the physical, psychological, and spiritual roots of materialism and how we come into right relationship with ourselves and our world. Continue »

Compassion Practice / Enlightened Society Salon

with Shastri Holly Gayley

March 7th

Join us for a morning of guided meditation exploring the compassion practice of tonglen, The afternoon will feature a reading of the Treatise on Enlightened Society followed by an interactive exploration of the themes of the book. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation / Dharma Arts Open House

with Shastri Holly Gayley

March 8th

Join us Sunday morning for public meditation practice and meditation instruction from Shastri Holly Gayley. After lunch, we'll have a dharma arts open house featuring a selection of demonstrations and activities. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Melissa Moore

April 10th—April 12th

Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness—rather than confusion—is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate hum Continue »

Recent News

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    Public Sitting Resumes February 1

    By the end of January, the construction at the center will be complete. Of course, there will be a few details that will need to be finished, but we’re happy to announce that public sitting will resume on Sunday, February 1, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Please join us for practice and plan to … Continue