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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Your financial support is essential for our continuation and growth. We hope you will contribute to our Annual Appeal, with a fundraising goal of $10,000 and a membership goal of 10 new members.


Study Group for Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

November 2014 – July 2015

In this intermediate level study group we will learn and discuss Chapters 1 – 7 of Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. Find out more


  Entering the Bodhisattva Path with Geshe Thubten Soepa

On November 21-23 at Tibet House, Geshe Thubten Soepa presented an overview of the first three chapters from Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Our heartfelt gratitude to Geshe Soepa for his kindness and wisdom.

Please view photos from the retreat on our Facebook album. Click here for the audio recording.

Click here for the audio recording of Geshe Soepa’s lecture, “The Power of Purification: Vajrasattva Purification Teaching and Practice”

Holiday Party 2014

The Shantideva Meditation Center Holiday Party 2014!

Please view photos from the holiday party on our Facebook album.

Upcoming Events

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Winter Break

December 22-January 4

Becoming Your Own Therapist: A Weekly Opportunity to Practice Meditation

Meditation will be cancelled on December 16, 23 and 30.Meditation will resume on January 6.

Tuesdays, from 7-8:30pm 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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Basic Program

Thursday, December 18

from 7-9pm

Group Discussion on Chapters 1-3

Note: This session is only for those students enrolled in the Basic Program. For information about enrolling, contact us.

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Compassion in Action: Client-Choice Food Pantry

Saturday, December 20

from 10am-12:30pm

Note: The registration for this event is full. Please consider attending our next Compassion in Action event with New York Cares soon.

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Discovering Buddhism Discussion Group: Mind and Its Potential

Wednesday, January 7

from 7-9pm

In this module, we will examine what the “mind” is, what its nature and function are, and how it affects our experiences of happiness and suffering. Discovering Buddhism (DB) study groups are geared for students who wish to deepen their understanding of fundamental Buddhist concepts.

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

Guru PujaGuru Puja


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Green Tara


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Medicine Buddha

Medicine Buddha


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Oral Transmission of Sutra of Golden Light

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. Find out more about FPMT

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Book of the Month

One Teacher, Many Traditions
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Ven. Thubten Chodron.

Once a month, we will present a book published by Wisdom that corresponds with a teacher or study topic that Shantideva Meditation has actively been involved with.

As a gift, you will receive a discount code for purchasing the book through Wisdom Publications’ website.

You can also enter our contest to win a free copy!

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