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


with Robert Krupnick

October 27th

All Welcome Robert Krupnick joins us to lead us in this practice. He will also introduce and reacquaint us with it’s history as well as discuss and explain some of the vivid imagery it contains. Continue »


November 14th—December 19th

Joy in Everyday Life expands the meditation experience to develop further kindness toward ourselves and others. Through our discipline of meditation, we can begin to touch our inherent confidence and open heart of basic goodness Continue »

When the Three Lords of Materialism Have Seized Power, Then What? An Exploration of the Worthiness of Warriorship

November 16th—November 17th

This program will explore Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's key teachings on working with materialism: material materialism, psychological materialism, and spiritual materialism. Continue »

Recent News

  • ASMC Steering Team

    Dear community, This past spring we met as a community and agreed to adopt a “community-lead” leadership model at our center, diverging from the traditional directorship. An interim leadership team, consisting of Lou Keniley and Colleen Cummins, was put in place to help us transition. Their term will be drawing to a close this fall. … Continue