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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Overcoming Obstacles on the Path to Enlightenment with Ven. Thubten Chodron

Saturday, November 1 from 10am-4pm at Jewel Heart

In this daylong retreat, Ven. Chodron will offer teachings on overcoming obstacles in our practice. She will also explain some of the Buddhist concepts that are difficult for Westerners, such as guru devotion and rebirth. This retreat is open to students of all levels.

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Don Handrick with students at the Balance Arts Center
Making Our Lives Meaningful: Three Principal Aspects of the Path

On September 26-28, 2014, Don Handrick led a public talk and retreat on Lama Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path, explaining how to take the essence of all the Buddha’s teachings and turn them into a meaningful practice. Click here for the audio recording of these teachings.

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Becoming Your Own Therapist: A Weekly Opportunty 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.

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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

Fri, Oct 24

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Fri, Dec 5

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Fri, Nov 7

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”


—His Holiness the Dalai Lama




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.

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For as long as space remains,
For as long as sentient beings remain,
Until then may I too remain
To dispel the miseries of the world.