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.

 

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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

August 30th—September 27th

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 »

Center Uplift & Community Clean-up

September 3rd

Please join us for a community cleaning day to uplift our center as we head into the busy fall season. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana

with Alexandra Shenpen

September 9th—September 11th

Join us for our third program on the practice of Kalapa Ikebana, a school of Japanese flower arranging introduced by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. 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 »

Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Gary Allen

September 16th—September 18th

Outrageous and Inscrutable—these fruitional dignities refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior. Continue »

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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