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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Making Our Lives Meaningful:
Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28
at Balance Arts Center

In this public talk and retreat, Don Handrick will discuss how to take the essence of all the Buddhist teachings and turn them into a meaningful practice. 

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Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour

Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19 at Tibet House

Please join us at Tibet House for this worldwide exhibit of ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and many other Buddhist masters from India, Tibet, Korea and China.

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Geshe Tenley with students at Tibet House
How to Apply the Buddha’s Teachings in Daily Life

On June 27-29, Geshe Ngawang Tenley led a public talk and retreat on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend and how to apply the Buddha’s teachings in daily life. Click here for the audio recording of these teachings.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Introduction to Tantra

Wednesdays, September 10, 17; October 1, 8, 15, 22
from 7-9pm

Read and study introductory Buddhist teachings and meet with other students for discussion and meditation of our current study group module, Introduction to Tantra.

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People’s Climate March

Sunday, September 21 at 11:30am

Shantideva Meditation will be participating in the People’s Climate March to support a healthy and safe environment for our planet. 

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Becoming Your Own Therapist: A Weekly Opportunty to Practice Meditation

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


Guru Puja

Fri, Sept 19

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Green Tara

Fri, Oct 10

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Fri, Nov 7

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”


—His Holiness the Dalai Lama




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.