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.

Featured Notices

Gugu Puja Photo by Kalleen Mortensen. (2)White Tara Jenang with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Sunday, July 31 starting at 10am

At the request of Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche will confer a White Tara Jenang. The event is being hosted by the Tibet Center. We hope that you can attend this special event. If you have any questions, please contact the Tibet Center.

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Teachings with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi

Friday, July 29- Saturday, August 6

We have changed Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi’s teaching schedule to accommodate those wishing to attend the White Tara Jenang with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Sunday, July 31.

On July 29, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi will begin her more than week-long teachings with a public talk, How to See Yourself As You Really Are, and on Saturday, July 30 will teach on a Dharma topic that has never been taught at the Center: The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination. During the week she will facilitate the Center’s Tuesday weekly meditation, offer a teaching to the Discovering Buddhism Study Group, and will lead a Guru Rinpoche Puja. On Saturday, August 6 Venerable will conclude the teachings on The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination.


Teachings with Don Handrick from June 6-12

From June 6 to 12 Don Handrick taught an array of Dharma topics. Audio for Tuesday’s meditation is available here and the Discovering Buddhism: Samsara and Nirvana Q&A with Don here. Photos are available on our Facebook album.

Chenrezig Guru Yoga with Paula Chichester

Please enjoy the photos from our latest Dharma event with Paula Chichester. The focus of the day was on the meditation practice written by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for his students, Merging the Mind of the Guru with Chenrezig.

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Upcoming Events

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The 1M Chenrezig Mantras Pledge

Frid, June 17- Wed, August 31

Please join us in reciting one million Chenrezig mantras. You can pledge and report your recitations here from June 17 to August 31. We will dedicate the practice to world peace and offer to His Holiness through Dagri Rinpoche.

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Tuesday Meditations: A New Series on How to Manage Our Emotions

from 7pm to 8pm

Until August 9 the Center is currently running a new series of meditations on how to manage our emotions. Join us every Tuesday for Shantideva Meditation’s weekly meditation offering.

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Discovering Buddhism: How to Develop Bodhicitta

Wednesdays: June 29- Aug 3   from 7pm to 9pm

In this module, we will examine what “bodhicitta” actually means and why this is an important type of mind to develop, and will explore the step-by-step methods taught by the Buddha for achieving bodhicitta ourselves.

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Guru Rinpoche with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi
Friday, August 5

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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 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 founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Spiritual Director, Lama Thubten 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

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

Light of the Path Retreat August 14- 28, 2016

Light of the Path Retreat is a series of teaching retreats led by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in North Carolina, and hosted by FPMT’s Kadampa Center. All are welcome to attend, even those who did not come in previous years.

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