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.
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.
Transforming Problems into Happiness: Teachings with Venerable Amy Miller
Shantideva Meditation Center is delighted to welcome back Venerable Amy Miller for a public talk and daylong retreat at Tibet House on June 14 and 15. Ven. Amy will offer teachings and meditations on mind training, which focuses on transforming adversities into opportunities for greater resilience, love, and compassion.
During a 4-week class in March, Geshe Choewang Dakpa Rinpoche gave teachings on “Understanding Essential Buddhist Prayers in Tibetan,” which touched upon Tibetan language vocabulary, grammar and syntax, and worked with the transliteration of basic Buddhist prayers recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche for daily practice.
Community Gathering with Geshe Choewang Dakpa Rinpoche
Saturday, June 29 from 12-2pm
Geshe Choewang Dakpa Rinpoche will give short teachings on the Four Noble Truths followed by a vegetarian pot-luck brunch, shared with one another in a relaxed, friendly setting.
Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Refuge in the Three Jewels
Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2 from 7-9pm
Delve into reading and studying introductory Buddhist teachings, and meet with other students for discussion and meditation on the meaning of taking refuge and its essential practices.
Saka Dawa: Golden Light Sutra Recitation from Home
Saturday, May 25
Shantideva Meditation Center invites you to participate by reciting all or part of the Golden Light Sutra privately or in groups on Saka Dawa.
Verses of praise, meditation, and blessing requests to help us realize our aspirations for health, happiness and spiritual development.
Fri, May 24
Fri, June 7
Fri, July 12
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For as long as space remains,
For as long as sentient beings remain,
Until then may I too remain
To dispel the miseries of the world.