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.

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Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi

Taking Delight in Making our Lives Meaningful with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi

Friday, May 29 from 7pm to 9pm – Public Talk

Saturday & Sunday, May 30 – 31 from 10am to 5pm- Retreat

In this retreat, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi will explain how to develop enthusiasm in our spiritual practice and help us unfold and integrate the profound meaning behind Shantideva’s chapter on Joyous Perseverance from The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life into our daily lives.

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Reason and Religion: Logic in Tibetan Buddhism with Geshe Tharchin

Friday, June 26 from 7pm to 9pm

Saturday, June 27 from 10am to 5pm

Geshe Tharchin will speak about the role of logic and reason in the Buddhist path and will give an introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Debate including teaching how to debate.


Healing Anger with Patience with Geshe Tenley on April 24-26.
Please view photos from the retreat on our Facebook album. Click here for the audio recording or view on our YouTube channel.

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: How to Meditate

Wednesday, May 27 from 7-9pm

Note: For May 27, we will be meeting at a private home for the review session. If you would like to attend please contact us at info@shantidevameditation.org.

In this module, we will discuss the definition and purpose of meditation and learn basic to intermediate meditation skills.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Presenting the Path

Wednesdays: June 3 – July 8 from 7-9pm

In this module, we will study an overview of the path, including basics such as the Three Principal Aspects of the Path and seminal texts such as The Foundation of all Good Qualities.

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

Thursday, June 25 from 7-9pm

Discussion group ch 7 . Note: This session is only for those students enrolled in the Basic Program.

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Saka Dawa:Celebrate the Buddha’s Enlightenment

Tuesday, June 2 from 5:30-9:30pm

Celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment and passing into nirvana with Shantideva Meditation Center.

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Community Event: Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas

Saturday, June 6 from 2-3pm

Note: Registration is closed. This event is full.

Please join us for a special guided tour offered by the Met. Advance registration of $15 by Wednesday, June 3 is required. Space is limited to 20.

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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, June 19

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Friday, July 3

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Friday, June 5 

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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.


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

Joyously Through the Days

by Les Kaye

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 May 30th for our giveaway contest to win a free copy of this book mailed to your door.

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