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

Community Camp Out

October 12th—October 14th

Whether you are a seasoned camper and hiker, or have never camped before, this will be a great opportunity to spend time with others in our community in a gorgeous natural setting! Continue »

Ecosattva Training

October 17th—December 12th

How might we most thoroughly express our love for this life and all life? What does it mean to express a mindful, compassionate response to climate change? Continue »

Way of the Moon in the Southwest

with Acharya Holly Gayley & Shastri Kim Kelso

October 19th—October 21st

How do we awaken our hearts in the midst of the chaos and challenges of our times? 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