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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Basic Program: Presentation of Tenets

Mondays, August 31 – November 2 

We will study part one of Presentation of Tenets: Views of the Vaibashika and Sautantrika Schools with Don Handrick.

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Mudras, Gestures of Enlightenment with Carmen Mensink
on July 18, 2015.

Please view photos from the art workshop on our Facebook album. Our heartfelt gratitude to Carmen for coming to teach at our Center again.

Upcoming Events

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Becoming Your Own Therapist: A Weekly Opportunity to Practice Meditation

Tuesdays from 7-8:00pm

Note: On Tuesday, August 11 the Center’s weekly meditation offering will be cancelled and will resume on August 18.

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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The One Million Chenrezig Mantras Pledge to H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama

July 1- August 31

We would like all to participate and hope you can pledge to recite 108 or even 1,000,000.

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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: The Spiritual Teacher

Wednesdays: July 29 – September 2 from 7-9pm

Please note: We will not be meeting on August 12.

This study group will explore the role of the teacher on the spiritual path.

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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

Friday, August 21

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Green Tara Puja


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Friday, August 28

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Oral Transmission of Sutra of Golden Light golden_light_sutra_image_228x228

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is for the Sutra of Golden Light to be recited for world peace.  Click here to receive the transmission online.


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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Book of the Month

The Compassionate Life by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Once a month, we will present two books published by Wisdom that corresponds with a teacher or study topic that Shantideva Meditation has actively been involved with. Enter by July 31 for our giveaway contest to win a free copy of the The Compassionate Life.

June’s Book of the Month Winner: Lauren

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