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

Dependent Origination: Understanding the World as It Really Is with Geshe Tenley

Friday, September 22  – Sunday, September 24

For the public talk, Geshe Tenley will draw on traditional Buddhist teachings about interdependence. For the weekend teachings, he will explain the relationship between emptiness and dependent origination in a clear and concise way. Geshe-la’s teachings will open the door for newcomers to Buddhism while laying the groundwork for the in-depth weekend teachings.

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Teachings with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Thursday, October 5 – Sunday, October 8

We rejoice to announce that Venerable Thubten Chodron will spend four days with our community in October! On October 5, Venerable will explore how the Buddha engaged in the society of his time and left a legacy of teachings on wisdom and compassion that continue to transform our world. From October 6 to 8 Venerable will teach from her latest book, Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness: A Commentary on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland by Khensur Jampa Tegchok in our retreat at Garrison Institute.

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Photos and Audio from Ven. Robina Courtin’s Teachings

Please enjoy photos and audio from our recent teachings with Venerable Robina Courtin. Our heartfelt gratitude to Venerable for coming to teach at the Center!

Audio Available from Geshe Sherab’s Teachings

Note: Due to technical issues you may here some dropouts during the teachings. Audio from our teachings with Geshe Sherab in March 2017 is now available, here.

Capital Campaign Closed: Over $30,000 Contributed!

Together the SMC community has raised $33,045 and met our Capital Campaign goal. These funds will cover our moving-in costs to the new location in Brooklyn. The Capital Campaign is now closed, but there are still sponsorship opportunities. Please consider making a one-time or ongoing contribution here. Thank you for your support!

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Capital Campaign $30,000: May 13 – Sept 15, 2017

Upcoming Events

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Discovering Buddhism: Presenting the Path

Wednesdays, Sept. 6 – Oct. 25 from 7pm to 9pm

In this module, we will study an overview of the path, including basics, such as the Three Principal Aspects of the Path, and seminal texts, such as The Foundation of all Good Qualities.

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Tuesday Meditation Series: Introduction to Emptiness with Scott Tusa

Tuesdays, Sept. 19- Oct. 10 from 7:00pm-8:30pm

Scott Tusa will lead this four-part meditation series on emptiness. He will guide us into exploring a variety of insight meditation techniques.

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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
Tuesday, August 29

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Lama Chöpa (Guru Puja)
Friday, September 15

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Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha Puja
Friday, September 29

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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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