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-oct-2016Save the Date: Retreat with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi at Menla and Teachings in NYC

Schedule below:

Oct. 18: Tuesday Meditation: Seeing the Glass Half Full (or Even Completely Full)
Oct. 19: Q&A session with Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Transforming Problems
Oct. 21-23: Bodhicitta Retreat at Menla
Oct. 25: Refuge and Lay Vows
Oct: 28: Leading the Medicine Buddha Puja
Oct. 29-30: Buddhism in a Nutshell course

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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 of the teachings available on our Facebook album.

Update: Pledge for One Million Chenrezig Mantras

We are happy to announce we reached the 1M goal on August 31 finishing with 1,167,221 Chenrezig mantras. Thank you to all who participated in the pledge. The Center will dedicate this wonderful collective practice to world peace and offer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

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1M Chenrezig Mantras

Upcoming Events

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Donate to the Maitreya Buddha Project

September 2016

The Center will offer all proceeds from events during the month of September to this immensely meritorious endeavor.

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Save the Date: 2016 Benefit Auction

November 10

Join us for a delightful evening as we raise funds to sustain Shantideva Meditation Center and foster peace, compassion and wisdom in our world.

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Tuesday Meditation: Seeing the Glass Half Full

Tuesdays: Sept 27- Oct 18 from 7pm to 8:30pm

This new series addresses dwelling on problems and incorporates tools to rewire our minds so we don’t focus on getting stuck but rather develop gratitude for our infinite potential.

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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
Fridays:  Oct 7 & Dec 9

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Green TaraGreen Tara Puja   Fridays: Sept 23 & Nov 25

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Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha Puja Fridays: Oct 28 & Dec 16

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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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Become a Member of Shantideva Meditation Center

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Practice Advice for Shantideva Meditation Students

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Light of the Path Retreat 2016

Light of the Path Retreat 2016: Please click here for the supplemental texts and videos. For more information on FPMT’s Essential Lam-Rim Program Light of the Path, please click here.