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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Benefit Auction with Ven. Robina Courtin

Thursday, October 29 at 7pm
at Fig. 19

Join us for a delightful evening as we raise funds for sustaining Shantideva Meditation Center. Ven. Robina Courtin will celebrate with us and assist in auctioning off exciting items donated by the wider community.

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The Wisdom of Emptiness:
The Path to Real Peace

Friday, October 9 from 7pm to 9pm
Public Talk 
at Jewel Heart Center

Saturday & Sunday, October 10-11 from 10am to 5pm
Weekend Retreat at Tibet House

By combining the rigor of 25 years of studies toward a Geshe degree and years of teaching Westerners, Geshe Sherab will explain in a simple way the Buddhist view of reality. He will guide us into what emptiness means, how it differs from the way we perceive reality and how to reflect and meditate on emptiness. All are welcome!

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Ven. Robina Courtin’s Teachings and Events

Tuesday, October 27 to Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ven. Robina will spend two full weeks in New York and give several teachings, as well as Refuge and Bodhisattva vows. She will also be our special guest at Shantideva Meditation’s first-ever auction on Thursday, October 29.

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Please enjoy the videos, audio and photos from our latest teachings and events: Opening the Door to Liberation with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.Our heartfelt gratitude to Lama Zopa Rinpoche for visiting New York. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Lama Zopa Rinpoche for providing many teachings and affording us invaluable advice and transmissions.

Public Talk: The Making of Milarepa with Professor Andrew Quintman

Please enjoy the video, audio and photos from Prof. Quintman’s public talk on Yogin Milarepa.

Upcoming Events

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Becoming Your Own Therapist: A Weekly Opportunity to Practice Meditation

Tuesdays from 7-8:00pm

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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 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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Discovering Buddhism Study Group: Death & Rebirth

Wednesdays: September 16 – October 28 from 7-9pm

Please Note: Geshe Sherab will be teaching the study group on Wednesday, October 7.

In this module, we will explore the process of death and rebirth and its impact on how we live our lives.

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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, October 2

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Green Tara Puja


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Friday, October 16

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Oral Transmission of Sutra of Golden Light

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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.


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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Book of the Month

For a chance to win a free copy of Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of Tibet’s Beloved Saint, Milarepa by Lama Kunga Rinpoche and Brian Cutillo mailed to your door, please answer this month’s question about the book by September 28.

August’s Book of the Month Winner: Janna

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