Shantideva Meditation Center welcomes you to our website.  We invite you to get involved in this harmonious New York community that aspires to deepen our understanding of Buddhism, cultivate inner peace and compassion, and transform our minds and hearts so that we might reach our highest potential for the benefit of all.

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Asia Society Event

Introduction to the Buddhist Philosophical Schools and Their Views of Reality

Friday, April 25 from 7-9pm

In this public talk, Dr. Paul Hackett of Columbia University will discuss the major philosophical schools of Buddhism and their views of reality and the two truths.

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Ven. Fedor Retreat Group Photo

Venerable Fedor Stracke with students at Tibet House
Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth

On February 21-23, Venerable Fedor Stracke offered teachings on Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth. Click here for the audio recording of these teachings.

Ven. Fedor Retreat Group Photo

We are enthusiastic to share with you our Annual Review of 2013, an opportunity for rejoicing and reflection on the past year!

Upcoming Events

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Becoming Your Own Therapist – A Weekly Opportunity to Practice Meditation

Tuesdays Drop-in Sessions from 7-8:30pm

Join us for our new meditation offering: a weekly opportunity to develop inner peace, understand how the mind works, and share our experience with others.

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Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Monastery – Private Tour at the Asia Society

Saturday, April 19 from 2:30pm-3:30pm

As part of our Community Events programming, Shantideva Meditation has arranged for a special guided tour of this exhibit at the Asia Society.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Establishing a Daily Practice

Wednesdays, April 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4 from 7-9pm

Read and study introductory Buddhist teachings and meet with other students for discussion and meditation of our current study group module, Establishing a Daily Practice.

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Verses of praise, meditation, and blessing requests to help us realize our aspirations for health, happiness and spiritual development.


Guru Puja

Fri, Apr 18

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Green Tara

Fri, May 2

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Medicine Buddha

Fri, May 30

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“Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others.”

- Lama Thubten Yeshe



Shantideva Meditation Center is dedicated to cultivating wisdom and compassion through the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism within the New York City community. Founded as a study group in 2004 and incorporated as a nonprofit religious organization in 2012, we are 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.

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For as long as space remains,
For as long as sentient beings remain,
Until then may I too remain
To dispel the miseries of the world.