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. 

 

 

Even though we are not able to meet and practice in our shrine room right now,

we hope you will enjoy practicing with our shrine

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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

January 12th—March 23rd

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 »

A Time to go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

with Judy Lief, Carolyn Gimian, Gaylon Ferguson, Martin Janowitz

February 25th—March 20th

This inspiring, in-depth five-week program (three 1-day retreats and two evening classes—all via Zoom) offers the foundation of the journey and way of life as presented by the Buddha and taught by Chogyam Trungpa. Open to all! Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Core Foundational Teachings

with Gaylon Ferguson

March 6th

In the first presentations by the Buddha, he introduced many core teachings, particularly the Four Noble Truths. We are encouraged to realize the truth of suffering, understand the causes of suffering, and walk the path to liberation from suffering. Open Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Art in Everyday Life

with Anne Saitzyk

March 11th

You are invited to come and experience, or play with, one of Chögyam Trungpa’s favorite activities—object arranging. Drawing on the principles of Heaven, Earth and Humanity, we will explore the process of perception as the foundation of the creative proce Continue »

VIRTUAL SADHANA of MAHAMUDRA – NEW MOON

March 13th

All Welcome The Sadhana of Mahamudra was received by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala, while he was on retreat in Taktsang, Bhutan in 1968. This sadhana is a Vajrayana practice. It can be done in community by all on the Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Community and Lineage

with Carolyn Gimian

March 20th

In the Buddhist tradition there are the “Three Jewels”: the Buddha, Dharma, and the Sangha. This retreat will focus on the Sangha (Sanskrit) or community of practitioners. Open to all! Continue »