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. Tenzin Chogkyi’s Teaching Schedule in NYC

Oct. 25: Refuge and Lay Vows
Oct. 28: Leading the Medicine Buddha Puja
Oct. 29-30: Buddhism in a Nutshell

On Tues, Oct. 25 Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi will teach on what it means to take refuge (safe direction) in the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha) and how taking lay vows enhances our spiritual growth. After the teachings Venerable will bestow refuge and the pratimoksha (individual liberation) vows for the lay person. On Oct. 29-30, Venerable will teach the introductory course on Buddhism for complete beginners.

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website-auction-2016Shantideva Meditation Center’s Benefit Auction 2016

Thursday, November 10 at 7pm
Salomon Arts Gallery, 83 Leonard Street, 4th Floor  NYC

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

We’ll have live music, delicious hors d’œuvres, and a complimentary selection of drinks. A display of some of the selected auction items and general admission and sponsorship tickets are now available.


Compassion in Action

On September 24, Compassion in Action volunteers helped create a new space for the pigs living at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary (WFS) and recited/played precious mantras for the farm animals. WFS provides shelter to hundreds of rescued farm animals that have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Photos of the event are available here.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

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Upcoming Events

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New Tuesday Meditation: Freeing the Mind, Opening the Heart

Tuesdays: Nov. 1-22                   from 7pm to 8:30pm

This new four-week series will provide tools for living a happier life in a more fluid and open way.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Transforming Problems

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

Please note:  Oct. 26 will be an optional review session at a private residence.

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

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New Discovering Buddhism Study Group:Wisdom of Emptiness

Wednesdays: Nov. 2- Dec. 21       from 7pm to 9pm

In this module, we will work to enhance our ability to bring about the realization of emptiness, discuss and practice different methods to use in meditation on emptiness, and practice accumulation of merit and purification of obstacles.


Guru PujaGuru Puja
Friday: Nov. 18 & Dec. 9

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Green TaraGreen Tara Puja   Friday: Nov. 25

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Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha Puja Friday: Oct. 28 (with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi) & 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 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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Light of the Path Retreat 2016

Please click here for the recordings. For more information on FPMT’s Essential Lam-Rim Program, Light of the Path, please click here.