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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We Can All Become Buddhas: Teachings with Geshe Sherab

Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19
at The New York Buddhist Church

Geshe Sherab will be teaching on the topic of buddha nature (tathāgatagarbha). For the public talk, Geshe-la will introduce the weekend teachings by explaining how we can develop our potential for infinite love, wisdom, and happiness to its full extent. For the weekend teachings, Geshe-la will delve deeper into the topic of buddha nature (tathāgatagarbha). Geshe Sherab is well known for his warmth and ability to explain profound Buddhist concepts clearly in English.

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Glimpsing the Nature of Mind: Meditation Retreat in Upstate New York with
Ven. Amy Miller

Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 16
at Garrison Institute

We are delighted to announce our third annual retreat with Ven. Amy Miller at Garrison Institute. The nature of mind will be a central theme during this retreat, and, as in previous years, we will experience the integrative approach that has made these retreats so successful: alternating concentration (shiné) and analytical meditations, keeping silence during the breaks. This retreat will benefit both relatively new Buddhists and more experienced practitioners.

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Audio Recording of Ven. Amy’s Teaching

The audio recording of Ven. Amy’s last visit to the Center are now available. For the Discovering Buddhism: Mind and Its Potential teachings on March 1, please visit our Recorded Teachings page.

Thousands of Mantras Recited During Monlam

During the auspicious time of Monlam, the Center invited the community to recite specific mantras for helping sentient beings living in a body of water and the lower realms. We are thrilled to share that thousands of mantras were recited. Students practiced blessing water through mantra recitations and many of the mantras were offered on Chotrol Duchen in a sea blessing for the lower realms. We deeply thank all who participated in this beneficial practice.

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Upcoming Events

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Tuesday Meditation Series

Tuesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm

No Tuesday mediation for the following six Tuesdays (February 21- April 4)

Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Mind and Its Potential

Wednesdays, March 1 – April 19 from 7pm to 9pm

We will examine what the mind is, what its nature and function are, and how it affects our experiences of happiness and suffering.

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Pujas are powerful ceremonial practices that help us achieve success and harmony in our daily lives and progress swiftly in our spiritual development.


Guru PujaGuru Puja
March 22 with Geshe Sherab

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Medicine Buddha

Medicine Buddha Puja


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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 Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha and the Shakyamuni Buddha mantra, click here.


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 Students

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Light of the Path Retreat
Aug 20 – Sept 17, 2017

Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang

Registration for Light of the Path is now open!

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