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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

February 2nd—March 1st

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. Continue »

Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death

with Andrew Holecek

March 11th—March 13th

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

Sacred Path: Drala

with Sangyum Agness Au

March 18th—March 20th

Drala is the third program in the Sacred Path series and introduces further warriorship practices. These practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world. Continue »

Sacred Path: Meek and Perky

with Jane Carpenter

April 29th—May 1st

The Sacred Path continues with the Four Dignities. The first dignity is MEEK is grounded in humble and gentle precision to every detail. The second of the four dignities, PERKY focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant, and uplifted energy. Continue »

Recent News

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    Winter Solstice Dance Party, December 19

    Bring your friends! Following the Children’s Day activities from 2:00 – 4:30 PM, everyone’s invited for dinner at 5:00 PM followed by a dance party at 6:30 PM with DJ Avalon (Click Continue below for a link to check out his FaceBook page for a preview). For more information about the day’s events, see the … Continue