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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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Help Us Reach Our Goal of $6,000 by March 15

Join us in sharing the wisdom and compassion of Mahayana Buddhism for the benefit of all. Support the Center’s teachings and programs this coming year and preserve the Buddha’s wisdom for generations to come!

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Life as Practice – Life with Purpose
with Ven. Amy Miller

Friday, March 4 from 7 to 9pm: Public Talk
Sat & Sun, March 5-6 from 10am to 5pm: Weekend Retreat

Ven. Amy Miller will teach us practical skills to incorporate Buddhist wisdom and compassion into daily life for greater happiness. The retreat will include teachings, short meditations, exercises, discussion, and Q&A.

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Group photo: "If Only… Learning to Let Go of Our Attachment to Be Really Happy" with Ven. Robina Courtin, Nov. 7-8, 2015. Photo by Edward Sczudlo

Group photo: “If Only… Learning to Let Go of Our Attachment to Be Really Happy” with Ven. Robina Courtin, Nov. 7-8, 2015. Photo by Edward Sczudlo

Please enjoy the videos, audio, and photos from our latest teachings with Venerable Robina Courtin. Our heartfelt gratitude to Ven. Robina for coming to teach at our Center again. Please come back soon!

10% Happier: A Public Talk by Dan Harris of ABC News

In Dec. 2015 Dan Harris, ABC News correspondent and Nightline anchor, spoke about how meditation helped him cultivate positive emotions and a happier life while maintaining his professional edge in a competitive industry. Please enjoy the video, audio and photos.

Annual Appeal 2016

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Upcoming Events

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Becoming Your Own Therapist: A Weekly Opportunity to Practice Meditation

Tuesdays from 7 to 8:00pm

Join us for our weekly drop-in meditation sessions.

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Basic Program: Presentation of Tenets (Part 2)

Mondays, Feb. 8-May 2        from 7 to 9pm

We will study part two of Presentation of Tenets: Views of the Mahayana Schools (Chittamatra and Madhyamaka) with Don Handrick.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Establishing a Daily Practice

Wednesdays: February 24- April 13 from 7 to 9pm

In this module, we will assemble the tools needed to develop a successful daily practice.

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Extensive Practice Day

Saturday, February 20 from 10am to 4pm

We will host a special practice day to accumulate merit and purify negativities. Event and lunch are free!

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Pujas

Guru Puja

Wed, Feb. 17

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TBA

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Green Tara Puja

Friday, Feb. 26

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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 Shakyamuni Buddha mantra, click here.


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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 Studentsgolden light sutra

To read more, click here. To listen to the Shakyamuni Buddha mantra, click here.

Book of the Month

For a chance to win a free copy of The Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and translated by Thupten Jinpa mailed to your door, please answer this month’s question about the book by February 25.

January’s Book of the Month winner: Emmanuel

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