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

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

July 27th

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Learn to Meditate

with Karin Williams

July 28th

Learn to train and calm the mind through the practice of meditation. Ideal for beginners as well as those who would like to stabilize and deepen their meditation experience. Continue »

Improvisational Writing Group

with Maria Espinosa

July 29th—November 25th

Improvisational Writing Group Forming! Continue »

Recent News

  • Circo Latino!

    This original performance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center will include two young artists from our local sangha.  Aidan, the son of Chrissy Kenna and Emily, the daughter of Theresa Palmer will be a part of the show presenting trapeze, juggling, stilting, acrobatics, clowning, live music and more. Thursday, June 28 at 5pm Friday, June … Continue