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
Shantideva Meditation Center welcomes you to our website. We invite you to get involved in this harmonious New York community that aspires to deepen our understanding of Buddhism, cultivate inner peace and compassion, and transform our minds and hearts so that we might reach our highest potential for the benefit of all.
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.
Guided Meditation and Teachings: Urban Meditation Skills: How to Be a Happy Meditator
March 3, 10 & 11, 2015
On March 3 and 10, Ven. Fedor 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.
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.
Monlam: 15 Days of Miracles
Feb. 19 – Mar. 5
Sutra of Golden Light Group Recitation
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.
Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Mind and Its Potential
Wednesday, March 4
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.
Basic Program: Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
Thursday, March 26
Discussion group on chapter 5.
Note: This session is only for those students enrolled in the Basic Program. For information about enrolling, contact us.
Compassion in Action: The City Harvest Mobile Market
Saturday, March 28
from 8:45am- 12:00pm
Verses of praise, meditation, and blessing requests to help us realize our aspirations for health, happiness and spiritual development.
March 27, 2015
March 13, 2015
April 10, 2015
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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.