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Public Talk and Weekend Retreat: Protecting Our Minds with Mindfulness and Introspection

March 6-8, 2015

In this public talk, Venerable Fedor Stracke will focus on the practice of protecting the mind from disturbing thoughts, following Shantideva’s famous verses about mindfulness and introspection.

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Guided Meditation and Teachings: Urban Meditation Skills: How to Be a Happy Meditator

March 3, 10 & 11, 2015

On March 3 and 10VenFedor will guide our Tuesday weekly meditation to give students an experiential taste of being a happy meditator. On Wednesday, March 11, he will share simple advice on how to achieve greater success in our meditation practice. This teaching and all sessions are suitable for beginners to experienced meditators.

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Conquering Stress and Anxiety with Ven. Amy Miller

On February 20-21, Ven. Amy Miller presented the deeper triggers behind stress and shared meditations for transforming stress, anxiety and unhealthy mental patterns into a healthy and stable mind. Our heartfelt gratitude to Ven. Amy for her kindness and wisdom.

Please view photos from the retreat on our Facebook album. Click here for the audio recording.


Upcoming Events

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Monlam: 15 Days of Miracles

Feb. 19 – Mar. 5

An auspicious group of Buddha Multiplying Days begins on February 19 with Losar (the Tibetan New Year) and culminates two weeks later on March 5 with Chotrul Duchen (Day of Miracles).

Sutra of Golden Light Group Recitation

Tuesday, February 24 – Thursday, March 5
We will be meeting at Jewel Heart to recite parts of the sutra. You can join for one or several sessions.

Becoming Your Own Therapist: A Weekly Opportunity to Practice Meditation

Tuesdays, from 7-8:30pm

Please join us for our weekly drop-in meditation sessions, which aim to be an opportunity to develop inner peace, understand how the mind works, and share our experience with others.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Mind and Its Potential

Wednesday, March 4

from 7-9pm

In this module, we will examine what the “mind” is, what its nature and function are, and how it affects our experiences of happiness and suffering. 

Note: For March 4, Discovering Buddhism will be lead by Ven. Fedor. All are welcome. For those who are not registered for Mind and Its Potential Module, the suggested donation is $10.

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Basic Program: Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

Thursday, March 26

from 7-9pm

Discussion group on chapter 5.

Note: This session is only for those students enrolled in the Basic Program. For information about enrolling, contact us.

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Compassion in Action: The City Harvest Mobile Market

Saturday, March 28

from 8:45am- 12:00pm

We will be assisting in the distribution of fresh produce to pre-registered NYCHA residents in an effort to fight hunger in low-income communities where nutrient-dense food is expensive and inaccessible. Registration will be open on February 26th.


Verses of praise, meditation, and blessing requests to help us realize our aspirations for health, happiness and spiritual development.

Guru Puja

March 27, 2015

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Medicine Buddha

March 13, 2015

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Green Tara

April 10, 2015
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Oral Transmission of Sutra of Golden Light

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is for the Sutra of Golden Light to be recited for world peace. 

Click here to receive the transmission online.


Shantideva Meditation Center is dedicated to cultivating wisdom and compassion through the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism within the New York City community. Founded as a study group in 2004 and incorporated as a nonprofit religious organization in 2012, we are 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. Find out more about FPMT

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Book of the Month

The Four Noble Truths
by Geshe Tashi Tsering

Once a month, we will present a book published by Wisdom that corresponds with a teacher or study topic that Shantideva Meditation has actively been involved with.

As a gift, you will receive a discount code for purchasing the book through Wisdom Publications’ website. Enter by February 25th for our giveaway contest to win a free copy of this book mailed to your door.

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