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

Ecosattva Training

October 11th—December 6th

How might we most thoroughly express our love for this life and all life? What does it mean to express a mindful, compassionate response to climate change? Continue »

Buddhist Non-Theism vs. Christian Theism: Is it really that simple?

with Steven Shippee

October 26th

Sometimes we hear that Buddhists seek their liberation 'on their own' while Christians rely upon external help. Beyond these stereotypes is the opportunity for mutual appreciation and maybe even solidarity. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Steven Shippee

October 27th—October 29th

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

  • Ikebana Autumn

    AN IKEBANA AUTUMN at the Botanic Garden, October 6,7,8.   Our Shambhala Kado Group who creates all the exquisite arrangements for our Center are participating in this event!  They will be at the exhibit on Saturday, October 7 from 11-1.  If you are an Ikebana lover, stop in to see them! Ichiyo School of Ikebana … Continue