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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal & Karin Williams

March 17th—April 21st

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 »

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 »

An Evening of Ashe

with Acharya Melissa Moore

April 13th

Join Acharya Melissa Moore for an evening workshop to review the fundamental view of practicing stroke. Attendance limited to those who are authorized to do stroke practice. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Dan Benson

May 29th—May 31st

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we want to learn more. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. 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