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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Shantideva Meditation Center’s Annual Appeal

December 18 – February 27

Make a lasting impact for good in the world by supporting Shantideva Meditation Center and the Buddha’s teachings! Join us in contributing to the vast compassionate vision of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the FPMT, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

Please help us reach our goal of $6,000 by February 27!

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Riding the Wave: Moving Forward in Vulnerable Times with Ven. Amy Miller

Public Talk and Weekend Teachings 
Friday, February 3 from 7pm to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 4-5 from 10am to 5pm

For the public talk, Ven. Amy Miller will introduce the weekend teachings by sharing simple techniques for changing our experience of difficulty, helping us get through difficult times, and using them as opportunities to grow kinder and more confident.

For the weekend teachings, Ven. Amy will delve deeper into the topic of facing difficulties. What are their causes? What causes must we create in order to have a different experience? Please join us as Ven. Amy offers inspiring answers to these timely questions!

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Shantideva Meditation Center’s Second Annual Benefit Auction

Thank you to our amazing donors, sponsors, bidders and volunteers who supported Shantideva Meditation’s second auction on Nov 10, 2016! While we did not hit our fundraising goal this year, the energy was powerfully positive and our guests had a great time. People reported that their spirits were uplifted, which is core to our mission! If you might like to support the Center, you can do so through our Annual Appeal. Please enjoy the photos here.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Annual Appeal: Dec 18 – Feb 27 2017

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday Meditation Series: Warm Up Your Winter: Connect With Your Buddha Potential

Tuesdays: January 10- 24 from 7pm to 8:30pm

Our next meditation series will consist of visualizations of the different qualities we can develop in ourselves: the unlimited ability to help all others, enlightened energy, and infinite love and compassion.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Introduction to Tantra

Wednesdays, January 11 – February 22 from 7pm to 9pm

In this module, we will learn the definition of tantra, investigate how tantra works, and explore why it is a powerful form of practice.

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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.

cittamani-tara-painted-by-lama-yesheCittamani Tara Puja
Fri, March 10

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Guru PujaGuru Puja
Fri, Jan 20 & Feb 21

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Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha Puja Fri, Feb 10

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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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Become a Member of Shantideva Meditation Center

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Practice Advice for Shantideva Meditation Students

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Light of the Path Retreat 2016

Please click here for the recordings. For more information on FPMT’s Essential Lam-Rim Program, Living in the Path, please click here.