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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With joy and gratitude, we invite you to become a member of Shantideva Meditation Center through our new membership program! The first 20 new members to join at any level will receive an invitation to a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s acclaimed exhibition, Lost Kingdoms. We hope you will join us, and may all beings benefit!

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Geshe Tenley with students at Tibet House
How to Apply the Buddha’s Teachings in Daily Life

On June 27-29, Geshe Ngawang Tenley led a public talk and retreat on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend and how to apply the Buddha’s teachings in daily life. Click here for the audio recording of these teachings.

Shantideva Meditation members enjoying a potluck picnic
in Central Park

To celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 79th birthday and Compassion Day, Shantideva Meditation hosted a potluck picnic in Central Park on July 6. We had an enjoyable and fun time on this beautiful day.

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Drawing the Offerings of the Five Senses: Tibetan Buddhist Art Workshop with Carmen Mensink

Saturday, July 19
from 10am-5pm

Artist Carmen Mensink will teach us how to draw the most famous set of offerings in Tibetan Buddhist thangka art: the offerings of the five senses.

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Wind and Water:
The Wonderful World
of Feng Shui

Wednesday, August 20
from 7-9pm

In this public talk with Ven. Jampa Ludrup, we will learn some of the principles of Feng Shui and the many ways it can benefit us and our loved ones.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Wisdom of Emptiness

Wednesdays, June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13 from 7-9pm

Read and study introductory Buddhist teachings and meet with other students for discussion and meditation of our current study group module, Wisdom of Emptiness.

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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.


Medicine Buddha

Fri, Aug 1

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Guru Puja

Fri, Aug 8

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Green Tara

Fri, Aug 15

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Save the Date

Maitreya Loving Kindness Relic Tour

October 17-19, 2014
Tibet House US



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.