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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Shantideva Meditation Center’s Annual Appeal

December 18 – February 27

Make a lasting impact for good in the world by supporting Shantideva Meditation Center and the Buddha’s teachings! Join us in contributing to the vast compassionate vision of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the FPMT, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

Please help us reach our goal of $6,000 by February 27!

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We Can All Become Buddhas:
Teachings with Geshe Sherab

Geshe Sherab will be teaching on the topic of buddha nature (tathāgatagarbha). For the public talk, Geshe-la will introduce the weekend teachings by explaining how we can develop our potential for infinite love, wisdom, and happiness to its full extent. For the weekend teachings, Geshe-la will delve deeper into the topic of buddha nature (tathāgatagarbha).

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Audio Recordings of Ven. Amy’s Teachings

The audio recordings of Ven. Amy Miller’s visit in January are now available. For the Tuesday meditation on Jan. 10, please click here, and for the Discovering Buddhism Q&A session on Jan. 11, click here.  From April 14 to 16, Ven. Amy will lead a retreat at Garrison Institute. More information available soon!

Blogs from the Community

During the Annual Appeal drive various members of the Shantideva community have offered their stories about how the Dharma has impacted their life and the importance of Shantideva Meditation Center. Please find blogs below:

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Annual Appeal: Dec 18 – Feb 27 2017

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday Meditation Series

Tuesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm

Please note:  No Tuesday mediation for the following six Tuesdays (Feb 21- Mar 28)

Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Introduction to Tantra

Wednesdays, January 11 – February 22 from 7pm to 9pm

Please note: For Feb 22, optional review session at a private home.

In this module, we will learn the definition of tantra, investigate how tantra works, and explore why it is a powerful form of practice.

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New Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Mind and Its Potential

Wednesdays, March 1 – April 19 from 7pm to 9pm

We will examine what the mind is, what its nature and function are, and how it affects our experiences of happiness and suffering.

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Losar, Monlam and Chotrul Duchen

Feb 26 , Feb 26-March 12 & March 12

For Losar (Feb 26) we will offer an extensive Guru Puja and other meritorious activities, 15 days of Monlam practicing mantra recitations and Chotrul Duchen (Mar 12) blessing the sea creatures.

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Pujas are powerful ceremonial practices that help us achieve success and harmony in our daily lives and progress swiftly in our spiritual development.


Guru PujaGuru Puja
Mar 22 with Geshe Sherab

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Ccittamani-tara-painted-by-lama-yesheittamani Tara Puja
March 10


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Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha Puja

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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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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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Tour of H. E. Choden Rinpoche’s Holy Relics

H. E. Choden Rinpoche, inaugurating Shantideva Meditation Group, New York City, 2004

Tibet House, US: March 3-4
Kurukulla Center FPMT-MA: March 11-12