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

Torma, Mamos, Maras and Dons, Oh My!

with Office of Culture Delegate Susanne Keniley

January 24th

Hands on Learning! Continue »

Mamo Chants: Clearing Out Our Karma for a Fresh Start

January 25th—February 3rd

The year-end Mamo Chant practice is a means of clearing up the environmental negativity of the whole year leading up to Shambhala Day, which is Tuesday, February 5. Everyone is welcome. Continue »

Caring for the Earth: RECYCLING

with Candace Stoughton

February 3rd

A Kindness Circle Event Continue »

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