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.
Study Group for Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
November 2014 – July 2015
In this intermediate level study group we will learn and discuss Chapters 1 – 7 of Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. 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”
Please view photos from the holiday party on our Facebook album.
December 22-January 4
Becoming Your Own Therapist: A Weekly Opportunity to Practice Meditation
Meditation will be cancelled on December 16, 23 and 30.Meditation will resume on January 6.
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.
Thursday, December 18
Group Discussion on Chapters 1-3
Note: This session is only for those students enrolled in the Basic Program. For information about enrolling, contact us.
Compassion in Action: Client-Choice Food Pantry
Saturday, December 20
Note: The registration for this event is full. Please consider attending our next Compassion in Action event with New York Cares soon.
Discovering Buddhism Discussion Group: Mind and Its Potential
Wednesday, January 7
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. Discovering Buddhism (DB) study groups are geared for students who wish to deepen their understanding of fundamental Buddhist concepts.
Verses of praise, meditation, and blessing requests to help us realize our aspirations for health, happiness and spiritual development.
Become a Member of Shantideva Meditation Center
Join Our Mailing List
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.
You can also enter our contest to win a free copy!