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 Daylong Retreat: Identifying and Fighting Back Afflictive Emotions
January 30 – 31, 2015
In this public talk, Geshe Tenley will talk about why unhealthy emotions create suffering and how we can train to replace them with wholesome emotions. Find out more
Public Talk and Daylong Retreat: Conquering Stress and Anxiety
February 20 – 21, 2015
In this daylong retreat, Ven. Amy will teach exercises and meditations for dealing with stress and anxiety. Find out more
On November 21-23 at Tibet House, Geshe Thubten Soepa presented an overview of the first three chapters from Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Our heartfelt gratitude to Geshe Soepa for his kindness and wisdom.
Click here for the audio recording of Geshe Soepa’s lecture, “The Power of Purification: Vajrasattva Purification Teaching and Practice”
On December 20th, in association with New York Cares, Shantideva Meditation Center volunteers gathered to help set-up, distribute food and clean up at a Client-Choice Food Pantry near Port Authority. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped distribute food to 90 families/individuals in less than an hour.
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 Discussion Group: Mind and Its Potential
Wednesday, January 21
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.
Basic Program: Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
Thursday, January 22
Group Discussion on Chapters 2-3
Note: This session is only for those students enrolled in the Basic Program. For information about enrolling, contact us.
Animal Liberation Ceremony
Postponed: Please stay tuned for updated information.
Please join us for our first animal liberation event. This compassionate practice benefits the animals, the people saving lives (who accumulate positive karma for a longer life), and the environment.
Thursday, February 5
from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Verses of praise, meditation, and blessing requests to help us realize our aspirations for health, happiness and spiritual development.
March 13, 2015
January 23, 2015
February 6, 2015
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Book of the Month
One Teacher, Many Traditions
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Ven. Thubten Chodron.
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.