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

Great Eastern Sun

with Mary Kubicki

December 4th—December 6th

Great Eastern Sun, the first program in the Sacred Path, is based on seeing that there is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in this world -- which is the innate wakefulness of human beings. Continue »

Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death

with Andrew Holecek

March 11th—March 13th (2016)

In this weekend program, Andrew Holecek guides us through the rich teachings on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. 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.