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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The Source of Lasting Happiness: The Art of Meditation and How to Develop the Fully Awakened Heart  with Ven. Amy Miller

Public Talk and Weekend Retreat
Friday, September 30 from 7 to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 1-2 from 10am to 5pm
at Tibet House

Warmly welcoming back Ven. Amy Miller for a public talk and weekend retreat on the eighth chapter of Master Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. A critical chapter that explains the significance of meditative absorption and how to achieve it. These teachings will be organized in a retreat mode with exercises during the breaks to implement the teachings.

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Ven Tenzin Chogkyi Group photo Aug 2016

Teachings with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi July 29- Saturday, August 6

From July 29 to August 6 Venerable taught an array of Dharma topics. Audio of the teachings will be available soon! Photos will be available on our Facebook album. Group Photo: “Breaking Through Illusion” with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi. August 2016

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1M Chenrezig Mantras

Upcoming Events

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Center Closed – Summer Break

August 14-29

The 1M Chenrezig Mantras Pledge

Frid, June 17- Wed, August 31

Please join us in reciting one million Chenrezig mantras.

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Tuesday Meditations: Dealing with Difficult People

Tuesdays: August 30- Sept 20 from 7pm to 8:30pm

Through a series of integrated meditations and discussions, we will explore methods for handling difficult situations and people.

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New Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Transforming Problems

Wednesdays: Sept 14- Oct 26 from 7pm to 9pm

DB study groups are geared for students who wish to deepen their understanding of fundamental Buddhist concepts.

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Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Saturday, September 24          from 11am to 4pm
Our next Compassion in Action event will be at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary (WFAS) in upstate New York.

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Guru PujaGuru Puja
Friday, Sept 9 & Oct 7

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Green TaraGreen Tara Puja   Friday, Sept 23

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Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha Puja Friday, Oct 28

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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.


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.

Light of the Path Retreat August 14- 28, 2016

Light of the Path Retreat is a series of teaching retreats led by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in North Carolina, and hosted by FPMT’s Kadampa Center. All are welcome to attend, even those who did not come in previous years. The retreat will be livestreamed.

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