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.

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the need for social distancing our sitting practice and scheduled programs are now completely virtualThe physical center is temporarily closed.  Please go to our ‘Ongoing Offerings’ page to link into our open meditation sessions and to ‘Programs and Events’ to register for scheduled programs. 

 

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

White Tara Practice

September 8th—December 22nd

WHITE TARA Practice 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month - 7:00 PM All Welcome! September 8th and 22nd October 13th and 27th November 10th and 24th December 8th and 22nd Continue »

LEARN TO MEDITATE

with Jonathan Barbieri

September 26th

It is probably safe to say that at this point in time, perhaps not quite like ever before, our lives have become more complex. Our society and the world are going through upheavals and questioning that can bring a sense of being out of balance. Are we doi Continue »

HARVEST OF PEACE

September 27th

The Harvest of Peace is a Nyida Day, an opportunity to focus on community, and to mark thechanging of seasons as a sangha. "Nyi" comes from "Nyima" meaning sun, and "da" comes from "dawa" meaning moon, so together Nyida is the name given to the holidays w Continue »

FOUR RELIANCES

with Jonathan Barbieri

October 8th

“When the tree starts to shake, we must go back to our roots.” The Four Reliances give us a list of guidelines as students of the Shambhala and Buddha Dharma. What can we, as practitioners, rely upon in these turbulent times, within our lineage and ou Continue »