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 →

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

Embodied Being: Meditation Practice With Psycho-Physical Unity

with Suzanne Powell

July 6th

Join us for an exploration of the mind-body, a term that describes the understanding that one's mental activity--thoughts, storylines, emotions--have physical manifestations in the body. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Karin Williams

July 29th

Learn to train and calm the mind through the practice of meditation. Ideal for beginners as well as those who would like to stabilize and deepen their meditation experience. Continue »

Recent News

  • Staff and Coordinator Training

    Are you interested in staffing a program?  We welcome you to come to a staff training on April 30 from 1:30-3:30 at the Center.  Staffing is an opportunity to hold the practice container with your presence and joyful exertion. We hope you feel inspired and will join us. Please register so we know how many … Continue