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.
Shantideva Meditation invites you to a special Guru Shakyamuni Buddha Puja at Jewel Heart on March 14, to increase our collective merits and rejoice during the Days of Miracles.
Venerable Fedor Stracke with students at Tibet House
Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth
On February 21-23, Venerable Fedor Stracke offered teachings on Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth. Click here for the audio recording of these teachings.
We are excited to share with you our Annual Review of 2013, an opportunity for rejoicing and reflection on the past year!
NEW SERIES: Becoming Your Own Therapist – A Weekly Opportunity to Practice Meditation
Tuesdays, from 7-9pm (beginning March 11)
Please join us for our new meditation offering, which aims to be a weekly opportunity to develop inner peace, understand how the mind works, and share our experience with others.
Verses of praise, meditation, and blessing requests to help us realize our aspirations for health, happiness and spiritual development.
Fri, Mar 7
Fri, Mar 21
“Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others.”
- Lama Thubten Yeshe
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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.