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

GREEN ZONE: Five Keys to Mindful Communication

with Leslie Bailly

August 7th—September 4th

Join us in exploring mindful communication Continue »

Contentment Weekend

August 24th—August 26th

This introductory class provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. With meditation, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Continue »

Community Practice Day - Sunday Nyinthün

August 26th

Please join us for a full day of practice. We are extending our weekly public meditation practice with an additional afternoon practice session and a celebratory reception at the end of the day. Continue »

Recent News

  • A Special Message from ASMC

    This month, the Shambhala mandala learned of credible allegations against Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, as can be read in the Buddhist Project Sunshine Reports here (external link). Our Center cannot offer an official position at this time because emotions are still far too high. We need time to feel and voice these feelings, to support and … Continue