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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Lam Rim Retreat with Ven. Amy Miller

Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26 

Through the peaceful setting of the Garrison Institute and the kind and wise guidance of Ven. Amy Miller, we can deepen our meditation experience of the different topics of the Lam Rim (Stages of the Path).

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Mudras, Gestures of Enlightenment Tibetan Buddhist Art Workshop with Carmen Mensink

Saturday, July 18 from 10am to 5pm

In this daylong art workshop, you will learn how to draw mudras (special hand gestures of enlightened beings) according to the Tibetan Thangka tradition. It is suitable for everyone, including beginners with no drawing experience at all.

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Taking Delight in Making our Lives Meaningful with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi on May 29- 31

Please view photos from the retreat on our Facebook album. Click here for the audio recording. The video of the public talk and weekend retreat can be viewed on Shantideva’s YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events

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Becoming Your Own Therapist: A Weekly Opportunity to Practice Meditation

Tuesdays from 7-8:00pm

Note: For Tuesday, July 7 we will be celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. All are welcome.

Please join us for our weekly drop-in meditation sessions, which aim to be an opportunity to develop inner peace, understand how the mind works, and share our experience with others.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Presenting the Path

Wednesdays: June 3 – July 8 from 7-9pm

Note: The last session on July 8 will be led by Ven. Amy Miller in person.

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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Basic Program: Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

TBA from 7-9pm

Evaluation corrections for chapters 1-7 Note: This session is only for those students enrolled in the Basic Program.

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Celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday!

Tuesday, July 7 from 7-9:30pm

July 6 is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. To honor His Holiness we are inviting you to a special event on Tuesday, July 7. All are welcome.

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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

Friday, July 17

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Friday, July 3

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Friday, July 31 

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One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is for the Sutra of Golden Light to be recited for world peace.  Click here to receive the transmission online.


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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Book of the Month

The Compassionate Life by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Once a month, we will present two books published by Wisdom that corresponds with a teacher or study topic that Shantideva Meditation has actively been involved with. Enter by July 31 for our giveaway contest to win a free copy of the The Compassionate Life.

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