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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.

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Ven Amy Garrison Retreat

Finding Focus and Clarity: Meditation Retreat in Upstate New York

Retreat at Garrison Institute with Venerable Amy Miller            Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15
We are delighted to announce our second annual retreat at Garrison Institute with Venerable Amy Miller. It is a wonderful opportunity to take a break from the daily grind, experience the happiness of a calm mind, and strengthen our spiritual practice.

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Group photo: Weekend teachings: "Being a Bodhisattva in the Modern World" with Prof. Jan Willis, Apr. 9-10.

Group photo: Weekend teachings: “Being a Bodhisattva in the Modern World”, Apr. 9-10.

Teachings with Prof. Jan Willis

In April 2016, the Center hosted Prof. Jan Willis for a public talk and retreat at Tibet House. The topic of Friday’s public talk was Buddhism and social justice and for the weekend retreat, she led students in a recitation of Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, as well as commentary, discussion and a Q&A afterward.

Audio of Friday’s public talk is available on Soundcloud. Photos of the retreat can be found on our Facebook page. The weekend teachings were not recorded in order to preserve a retreat setting for participants.

Click here for a recap of the Center’s recent teachings and retreats, with links to photos, audio and video. Our heartfelt gratitude to Geshe Chodha, Ven. Amy Miller and Professor Jan Willis for coming to teach our community. Please come back soon!

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Upcoming Events

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Basic Program: Presentation of Tenets (Part 2)

Mondays, Feb. 8-May 2           from 7 to 9pm

We will study part two of Presentation of Tenets: Views of the Mahayana Schools with Don Handrick.

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Meditation 101

Tuesdays, May 3-31                   from 7 to 8:30pm

An introductory course designed by experienced and knowledgeable teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Samsara and Nirvana

Wednesdays: May 4- June 22 from 7 to 9pm

In this module we will examine samsara and nirvana.

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Saka Dawa

Saturday, May 21                           from 10:30am to 5pm

Join us in celebrating Saka Dawa, an auspicious day that celebrates Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana

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Light of the Path Retreat

Aug 14-28, 2016

Led by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in North Carolina.

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Guru Puja

Friday, May 6

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Friday, June 3

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Green Tara Puja

Friday, July 1

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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 Shakyamuni Buddha mantra, click here.


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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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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Practice Advice for Shantideva Meditation Students

To read more, click here. To listen to the Shakyamuni Buddha mantra, click here.

Book of the Month

For a chance to win a free copy of Enlightened Beings by Jan Willis mailed to your door, please answer this month’s question about the book by April 25.

March’s Book of the Month winner: Alexis

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