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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Wake-Up Time: Establishing a Path to Peace and Contentment in Challenging Times

A Retreat with Venerable Amy Miller
Saturday, November 11 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, November 12 from 1pm to 6pm

In November we’ll be hosting a delightful retreat with Venerable Amy Miller. Experience and explore a variety of guided meditations that will enhance your happiness, wholeness, and peace of mind. Meditations on the graduated path to enlightenment will be included. This retreat is especially recommended for Discovering Buddhism: Presenting the Path and a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in developing a meditation practice or deepening an already existing one. Open to all levels of practitioners.

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New: Meditation 101, An Experiential Approach to Learning Meditation

Tuesdays, Oct. 24- Nov. 21 from 7:00 to 8:30pm

Join Meditation 101, an introductory course designed by experienced and knowledgeable teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The five sessions will consist of guided meditations that can be used by anyone to create more peace and happiness in daily life.

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Group photo: Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness: A Retreat with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Photos from Venerable Thubten Chodron and Geshe Tenley’s Teachings

Please enjoy photos from our recent teachings with Venerable Thubten Chodron and Geshe Tenley on our facebook page. Our heartfelt gratitude to Venerable and Geshe-la for coming to teach at the Center. Audio will be available soon!

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Capital Campaign $30,000: May 13 – Sept 15, 2017

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday Meditation Series: Introduction to Emptiness with Scott Tusa

Tuesdays, Sept. 19- Oct. 17 from 7:00pm-8:30p

Scott Tusa will lead this four-part meditation series on emptiness. He will guide us into exploring a variety of insight meditation techniques.

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Discovering Buddhism: Presenting the Path

Wednesdays, Sept. 6 – Oct. 25 from 7pm to 9pm

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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Lhabab Duchen with Ven. Amy Miller

Friday, Nov. 10 from 6:30pm to 9pm

Join us as we celebrate Lhabab Duchen with Ven. Amy Miller. Lhabab Duchen commemorates Lord Buddha’s descent from heaven and is a 100 million multiplying day, creating bucketloads of merit!

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New: Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher

Wednesdays, Nov. 8 -Jan. 3 from 7pm to 9pm

The “guru-disciple” relationship is essential for making progress on the path in Tibetan Buddhism, yet for many students this most important relationship can often seem mysterious. This course will explore the role of the teacher on the spiritual path.

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Pujas are powerful ceremonial practices that help us achieve success and harmony in our daily lives and progress swiftly in our spiritual development.


Guru Puja
Friday, October 13

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cittamani-tara-painted-by-lama-yesheCittamani Tara Puja
Friday, October 27 

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Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha Puja
Friday, December 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 Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha and 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

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Practices for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Good Health This Year

fpmt logoThe prayers advised are the Vajra Cutter Sutra and Dependent Arising: A Praise of the Buddha. By joining us in these practices, you will make a strong contribution to the good health of Rinpoche. We will present our collected recitations to FPMT on Losar 2018. To report your recitations, please click here.

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