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

Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps: Life in Nepal and Pilgrimage to India

July 25th

Albuquerque Shambhala Center members, Matt and Tammy moved to Kathmandu in July, 2017. They’re back for a visit, bringing photos and stories of their adventures. Join us to learn more about living in the land of the historical Buddha. Continue »

Hummingbird Drala Meditation Hike and Potluck Brunch

August 17th

We will travel to Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge near Socorro NM for a short one mile drala meditation hike Continue »

Lineage and Intelligence, with Robert Krupnick

September 12th

Visiting teacher Robert Krupnick joins us to explore Lineage and Intelligence and what it means in our lives. Continue »

Heart Sutra

with Shastri Kim Kelso

September 27th—September 29th

During this intensive study and practice weekend, we will take a deep dive into the Heart Sutra- also called the Sutra of the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge. Continue »

Recent News

  • ASMC Steering Team

    Dear community, This past spring we met as a community and agreed to adopt a “community-lead” leadership model at our center, diverging from the traditional directorship. An interim leadership team, consisting of Lou Keniley and Colleen Cummins, was put in place to help us transition. Their term will be drawing to a close this fall. … Continue