Shantideva Meditation Center welcomes you to our website.  We invite you to get involved in this harmonious New York community that aspires to deepen our understanding of Buddhism, cultivate inner peace and compassion, and transform our minds and hearts so that we might reach our highest potential for the benefit of all.

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Public Talk and Daylong Retreat: Identifying and Fighting Back Afflictive Emotions

January 30 – 31, 2015

In this public talk, Geshe Tenley will talk about why unhealthy emotions create suffering and how we can train to replace them with wholesome emotions. Find out more

Ven AmyPublic Talk and Daylong Retreat: Conquering Stress and Anxiety

February 20 – 21, 2015

In this daylong retreat, Ven. Amy will teach exercises and meditations for dealing with stress and anxiety. Find out more


  Entering the Bodhisattva Path with Geshe Thubten Soepa

On November 21-23 at Tibet House, Geshe Thubten Soepa presented an overview of the first three chapters from Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Our heartfelt gratitude to Geshe Soepa for his kindness and wisdom.

Please view photos from the retreat on our Facebook album. Click here for the audio recording.

Click here for the audio recording of Geshe Soepa’s lecture, “The Power of Purification: Vajrasattva Purification Teaching and Practice”

Compassion in Action!

On December 20th, in association with New York Cares, Shantideva Meditation Center volunteers gathered to help set-up, distribute food and clean up at a Client-Choice Food Pantry near Port Authority. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped distribute food to 90 families/individuals in less than an hour.

Upcoming Events

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Becoming Your Own Therapist: A Weekly Opportunity to Practice Meditation

Tuesdays, from 7-8:30pm

Please join us for our weekly drop-in meditation sessions, which aim to be an opportunity to develop inner peace, understand how the mind works, and share our experience with others.

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Discovering Buddhism Discussion Group: Mind and Its Potential

Wednesday, January 21

from 7-9pm

In this module, we will examine what the “mind” is, what its nature and function are, and how it affects our experiences of happiness and suffering. 

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Basic Program: Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

Thursday, January 22

from 7-9pm

Group Discussion on Chapters 2-3

Note: This session is only for those students enrolled in the Basic Program. For information about enrolling, contact us.

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Animal Liberation Ceremony

Postponed: Please stay tuned for updated information.

Please join us for our first animal liberation event. This compassionate practice benefits the animals, the people saving lives (who accumulate positive karma for a longer life), and the environment.  

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Documentary film: Dalai Lama Awakening

Thursday, February 5

from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Join us for movie night!  
To purchase tickets please click here or purchase at the box office. We’ll be meeting at the box office at 6pm. For further information, please contact us.


Verses of praise, meditation, and blessing requests to help us realize our aspirations for health, happiness and spiritual development.

Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha

March 13, 2015

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Guru Puja

January 23, 2015

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Green Tara

February 6, 2015

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Oral Transmission of Sutra of Golden Light

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is for the Sutra of Golden Light to be recited for world peace. 

Click here to receive the transmission online.


Shantideva Meditation Center is dedicated to cultivating wisdom and compassion through the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism within the New York City community. Founded as a study group in 2004 and incorporated as a nonprofit religious organization in 2012, we are affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which follows the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Spiritual Director, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. Find out more about FPMT

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Book of the Month

One Teacher, Many Traditions
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Ven. Thubten Chodron.

Once a month, we will present a book published by Wisdom that corresponds with a teacher or study topic that Shantideva Meditation has actively been involved with.

As a gift, you will receive a discount code for purchasing the book through Wisdom Publications’ website.

Congratulations to Danielle for winning a free copy.

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