Shantideva Meditation Center is dedicated to cultivating wisdom and compassion through the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism within the New York community. We invite you to get involved in our harmonious community that aspires to transform our minds and hearts to reach our highest potential for the benefit of all.

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Annual Appeal
Please Help Us Flourish in 2018!

Thursday, November 16 – Sunday, February 18

We’ve had another amazing year at Shantideva Meditation Center, including the astounding good fortune to begin establishing a home of our own. Please help us flourish in 2018! Consider becoming a member, or offering a one-time donation. Sustaining contributions to fully or partially guarantee our rent are a uniquely meritorious opportunity.

We are deeply grateful for all of your contributions, each of which has helped make Shantideva Meditation Center a vibrant Buddhist community. Because you care about good in the world, we’ve benefited thousands, and with your continued support we’ll be here for you and thousands more!

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Group photo: Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness: A Retreat with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Photos from Venerable Thubten Chodron and Geshe Tenley’s Teachings

Please enjoy photos from our recent teachings with Venerable Thubten Chodron and Geshe Tenley on our facebook page. Our heartfelt gratitude to Venerable and Geshe-la for coming to teach at the Center. Audio will be available soon!

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Annual Appeal: Nov 16 – Feb 18, 2018

Upcoming Events

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Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher

Wednesdays, Nov. 8 -Jan. 3 from 7pm to 9pm

Note: Ven. Amy Miller will be joining us on Dec. 13. Dec. 20 will be a teaching via Skype.

This course will explore the role of the teacher on the spiritual path.

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New Tuesday Meditation: Seeing the Glass Half Full (or Even Completely Full)

Tuesdays, Nov. 28, Dec. 5 & 19 from 7pm to 8:30pm

This new series provides tools to rewire our minds, developing gratitude for our infinite potential.

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Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Tuesday, December 12

We will join our friends at Jewel Heart to celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day with a special Guru Puja (Lama Chöpa) and Tsog, to honor our lineage gurus.

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No Events Scheduled

Sunday, December 24 – Tuesday, January 2


Pujas are powerful ceremonial practices that help us achieve success and harmony in our daily lives and progress swiftly in our spiritual development.

Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha & 35 Confession Buddhas
Friday, Dec. 1 

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Guru Puja

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cittamani-tara-painted-by-lama-yesheCittamani Tara Puja

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Guru Rinpoche Puja

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Practice Advice for Shantideva Meditation Studentsgolden light sutra

To read more, click here. To listen to the Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha and the Shakyamuni Buddha mantra, click here.


The Dalai Lama, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa

Shantideva Meditation Center is 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 our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Spiritual Director, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is our inspiration and spiritual guide.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Practice Advice for Shantideva Meditation Students

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Practices for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Good Health This Year

fpmt logoThe prayers advised are the Vajra Cutter Sutra and Dependent Arising: A Praise of the Buddha. By joining us in these practices, you will make a strong contribution to the good health of Rinpoche. We will present our collected recitations to FPMT on Losar 2018. To report your recitations, please click here.

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