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.

A small center with a big heart, the Albuquerque Center opened its doors in the fall of 2004 and has since been growing in size, interest, and vision. 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

Winter Solstice Celebration and Children's Day

December 17th

Join us at the Albuquerque Shambhala Center for a joyous celebration of the Winter Solstice. Continue »

Esssential Heart of Kasungship 1

with Mark Curtin

December 24th—December 25th

Learn more about the Shambhala path of Protection and the Dorje Kasung, an organization within Shambhala modeled on the ancient tradition of dharma protectors and drala warriors. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

January 6th—January 8th (2017)

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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    Shambhala at Standing Rock

    We’ve received word via Sangha Announce that Acharya Adam Lobel and other Shambhalians are in North Dakota now, in unity with all the other tribes protecting the land at Standing Rock. For more information and ways you can help, click on the title above to go to this blog post where you’ll find a link … Continue