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 

Yard Sale is Back on – July 20th

Dear Friends and Members Thanks to our wonderful members and our Ikebana group, the yard sale is back on. We are going to be having a huge yard sale to raise funds for the Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center on July 20th , from 9:00 am to 3:00  pm  at 626 Bryn Mawr NE, click here … Continue 

Thursday, May 16, Dharma Talk: The Six Paramitas

The Six Paramitas – generosity, discipline, patience, diligence, meditation, wisdom – can guide us to awaken our compassion. Shastri Sandra Ladley will talk about working with the Paramits as a daily life practice. She recently studied the Paramitas at Gampo Abbey for seven seeks with Pema Chodron and will share her experience with us. ALL … Continue 

Center closed Sunday October 21 – No Public Sitting

Our center will be closed Sunday October 21 for a regional Way of the Moon program.  Public sitting will resume on Wednesday October 24 at 6PM.  Join us then – all are welcome.

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 

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 

Help Mountain Road Come Alive with Art!

Artists – Do you have an image that relates to the history of our downtown neighborhoods in Albuquerque?  If so, submit it for consideration.  Be one of 10 artists to have artwork featured in an exhibition of banners along Mountain Road.  A public “Banner Walk” will announce the show, followed by a dedication and reception. … Continue 

Shambhala Guides Offer Meditation Instruction at NM Wellness Symposium

Shambhala Guides from our center will be offering free introductory meditation instruction on Saturday, February 24 at the NM Wellness Symposium.

Keshet Dance Performances of Alice in November

Our Albuquerque Shambhala member Theresa Palmer and her daughter Emily will be performing in the Keshet Dance Company’s brand new production of Alice this November. If you aren’t familiar with Keshet, you are in for a delight. And Theresa invites you to discover for yourself which character in the performance embodies Basic Goodness! “Keshet’s Alice … Continue 

Ikebana Autumn

AN IKEBANA AUTUMN at the Botanic Garden, October 6,7,8.   Our Shambhala Kado Group who creates all the exquisite arrangements for our Center are participating in this event!  They will be at the exhibit on Saturday, October 7 from 11-1.  If you are an Ikebana lover, stop in to see them! Ichiyo School of Ikebana … Continue