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

Lost Art of Good Conversation Salons

January 10th—February 14th

Join us after public sitting on Wednesdays as we explore the possibilities of creating Enlightened Society , beginning with good conversation. Continue »

The Shambhala Vow: What Does it Mean and Why Do We Take Vows?

with Shastri Pamela Bothwell

January 25th

A talk and discussion on the Shambhala Vow. Primarily for those attending Rigden Weekend but open to those curious about vows in Shambhala. Continue »

Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I?

with Shastri Pamela Bothwell

January 26th—January 28th

This course asks the question, "Who am I?" and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, the five skandhas (form, feeling, perception, formation and consciousness), buddha-nature, and Continue »

Recent News

  • Keshet Dance Performances of Alice in November

    Our Albuquerque Shambhala member Theresa Palmer and her daughter Emily will be performing in the Keshet Dance Company’s brand new production of Alice this November. If you aren’t familiar with Keshet, you are in for a delight. And Theresa invites you to discover for yourself which character in the performance embodies Basic Goodness! “Keshet’s Alice … Continue