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 Making of Milarepa: Reading the Life of Tibet’s Great Poet and Saint

Thursday, September 10 from 7pm to 9pm

In this public talk, Professor Andrew Quintman explores the extraordinary life story of Yogin Milarepa, drawing on his new book, The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet’s Great Saint Milarepa.

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The 1,000,000 Chenrezig Mantras Pledge to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

To honor His Holiness we invited the community to participate in reciting 1,000,000 Chenrezig mantras from July 1 to August 31. Our goal was reached with a total of 1,398,433 Chenrezig mantras!!!
The Center offered the pledge to His Holiness in celebration of his 80th birthday. Thank you to all who participated.
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Lam-Rim Retreat with Ven. Amy Miller on July 24-26, 2015

Please enjoy the photos of the Lam-Rim Retreat on our Facebook album. For the audio recording please click here. The video of the retreat will be available on Shantideva’s YouTube channel soon!

Upcoming Events

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Becoming Your Own Therapist: A Weekly Opportunity to Practice Meditation

Tuesdays from 7-8:00pm

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: The Spiritual Teacher

Wednesday, September 2 from 7-9pm

Please note: The review session for The Spiritual Teacher on Sept. 2  will be held at a private residence.

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Basic Program: Presentation of Tenets

Mondays, August 31 – November 2

We will study part one of Presentation of Tenets: Views of the Vaibashika and Sautantrika Schools with Don Handrick.
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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Death & Rebirth

Wednesdays: September 16 – October 28 from 7-9pm

In this module, we will explore the process of death and rebirth and its impact on how we live our lives.

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Compassion in Action, Go Green, and Animal Liberation

Saturday, September 19 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 20)

Help clean the beach with NYC H2O to care for our environment. After lunch, we will bless the creatures in the sea.

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

Guru Puja

Friday, September 11

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Green Tara Puja

Friday, September 25

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Friday, September 4

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Oral Transmission of Sutra of Golden Light

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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.


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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Book of the Month

For a chance to win a free copy of Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of Tibet’s Beloved Saint, Milarepa by Lama Kunga Rinpoche and Brian Cutillo mailed to your door, please answer this month’s question about the book by September 28.

August’s Book of the Month Winner: Janna

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