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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 →

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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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal & Karin Williams

April 5th—May 3rd

In this course, Acharya Eve Rosenthal shows how, with meditation and contemplation practice, we can relax with ourselves as we are and appreciate simple human experience. Continue »

The Great View of Emptiness

with Joe Puleo

April 6th

Join us for a talk on the view of emptiness and how it is relevant to waking up our innate wisdom and compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Cynthia MacKay

May 5th—May 7th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we want to learn more. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. Continue »

Recent News

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    Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

    All of you accomplished and aspiring New Mexico writers–enter the Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. The theme is “Fresh Start” and the poem should be NO MORE than 4 lines long. Submission deadline is February 12. The winning poem will be read during the Shambhala Day broadcast on February 27. Click “continue” to find the link … Continue