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

Tuesday, July 11-Saturday, July 22

Teachings with Ven. Robina Courtin

Ven. Robina will spend two weeks in New York City! Venerable will give teachings on several topics including meditation in the Mahayana tradition, radical methods for counteracting self-cherishing, and how to practice both method and wisdom on our path towards enlightenment. She will also give refuge and lead a guru puja.

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Help Us Reach Our Goal of $30,000

by September 15!

Thanks to the generosity of an amazing patron renovating two floors of his building for us, we will be moving into an ideal home of our own in Park Slope, Brooklyn at the end of the year. To make this dream a reality, we will need to furnish our new home and ensure financial sustainability during this year of transition. Please give today and explore our wide range of support options at any level. Your generosity will help us to establish a Dharma home for all, touching countless hearts and minds for generations to come!

For complete information on our Capital Campaign, please click here.


Photos From Geshe Sherab’s Teachings “We Can All Become Buddhas”

View the photos from our teachings with Geshe Sherab on our Facebook album. Audio will be available soon on Shantideva’s Recorded Teachings page. Our heartfelt gratitude to Geshe Sherab for coming to teach at the Center and a big thank you to The New York Buddhist Church for helping host the event. Please, please come back soon Geshe-la.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Capital Campaign: May 13 – Sept 15, 2017

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday Meditation Series: Dealing with Difficult People

Wednesdays, June 6 – 27 from 7pm to 8:30pm

We will offer again the successful series from last year, a topic that challenges us all: how to deal with difficult people.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: How to Meditate

Wednesdays, May 10 – July 5 from 7pm to 9pm

We will discuss the definition and purpose of meditation and learn basic meditation skills.

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Discovering Buddhism: How to Meditate Daylong Retreat Led by Gus Cutz

Saturday, July 1 from 10am to 3:30pm

A silent one-day retreat will enable attendants to practice and integrate the teachings and instructions from the DB How to Meditate module.

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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.

Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga
Friday, June 16

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cittamani-tara-painted-by-lama-yesheCittamani Tara Puja
Saturday, July 1

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Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha 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 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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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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