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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Master Shantideva

We’ve Found a Home!
Learn More at the April 30 Meeting

We will be moving into a beautiful home of our own at the end of the year. It’s a dream about to come true for the Center. We’re eager to share details, hear your ideas, and invite everyone to be involved in this exciting adventure! To find out more, please join us at our community meeting:

Sunday, April 30 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
National Opera Center, McKay Studio
330 7th Ave. (between 28th and 29th St.), 8th Fl.


Audio Recording of Ven. Amy’s Teaching

The audio recording of Ven. Amy’s last visit to the Center are now available. For the Discovering Buddhism: Mind and Its Potential teachings on March 1, please visit our Recorded Teachings page.

Thousands of Mantras Recited During Monlam

During the auspicious time of Monlam, the Center invited the community to recite specific mantras for helping sentient beings living in a body of water and the lower realms. We are thrilled to share that thousands of mantras were recited. Students practiced blessing water through mantra recitations and many of the mantras were offered on Chotrol Duchen in a sea blessing for the lower realms. We deeply thank all who participated in this beneficial practice.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Annual Appeal: Dec 18 – Feb 27 2017

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday Meditation Series: Befriending Our Fears

Tuesdays, April 11 – May 2 from 7pm to 8:30pm

Note: Topic for April 25: Changing Perspective: There is Nothing to Fear, led by Scott Tusa

Through a series of integrated meditations and discussions, we will explore methods for not only managing our fears, but also using them for spiritual transformation.

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Go-Green Event:
People’s Climate Mobilization

Saturday, April 29 from 6am-8pm

Concerned about climate change? Join other Buddhist communities to come together on April 29 in Washington DC as part of the People’s Climate Mobilization.

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New Discovering Buddhism Study Group: How to Meditate

Wednesdays, May 10 – June 28 from 7pm to 9pm

We will discuss the definition and purpose of meditation and learn basic meditation skills, including how to set up a meditation session, the different types of meditation techniques, and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to meditation.

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Light of the Path Retreat

Aug 20 – Sept 17, 2017

Registration for Light of the Path is now open!

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

Guru Puja

Guru Puja
Friday, April 21 & June 16

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Cicittamani-tara-painted-by-lama-yeshettamani Tara Puja
Wednesday, May 3

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Medicine Buddha Puja
Friday, June 2

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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 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

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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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