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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Nyung Nä Retreat with Ven. Amy Miller

Friday, January 12 – Monday, January 15 at Menla Retreat Center

Join us for a rare and incredibly beneficial practice with Ven. Amy Miller at Menla retreat center! Nyung Nä is an intensive two-and-a-half-day purification practice based on Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (the Buddha of Compassion). It’s a fantastic way to purify vast amounts of negative karma in a short time while developing compassion.

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Shantideva Holiday Party!

Saturday, December 16 from 7pm to 9pm at Salomon Arts Gallery

Please join us for a year-end celebration of generosity and compassion for all sentient beings. Delightful company, clever amusement, and rejoicing will be in ample supply. Please RSVP to director@shantidevameditation.org by Wednesday, December 13 so that we can prepare for the appropriate number of guests.

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Annual Appeal: Please Help Us Flourish in 2018!

Thursday, November 16 – Sunday, February 18

We’ve had another amazing year at Shantideva Meditation Center, including the astounding good fortune to begin establishing a home of our own. Please help us flourish in 2018! Consider becoming a member, or offering a one-time donation. Sustaining contributions to fully or partially guarantee our rent are a uniquely meritorious opportunity.

We are deeply grateful for all of your contributions, each of which has helped make Shantideva Meditation Center a vibrant Buddhist community. Because you care about good in the world, we’ve benefited thousands, and with your continued support we’ll be here for you and thousands more!

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Group photo: Wake-Up Time: Establishing a Path to Peace and Contentment in Challenging Times. Weekend retreat with Venerable Amy Miller. Saturday, November 11-12, 2017 at Jewel Heart Center.

Photos from Venerable Amy Miller’s Retreat

Please enjoy the photos from our recent retreat with Venerable Amy Miller that took place on Saturday, November 11-12, 2017 at Jewel Heart Center. Ven. Amy taught on the topic of “Exploring a Path to Peace and Contentment in Challenging Times,” and led a variety of guided meditations.

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Annual Appeal: Nov 16 – Feb 18, 2018

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday Meditation: Seeing the Glass Half Full (or Even Completely Full)

Tuesdays, Nov. 28, Dec. 5 & 19 from 7pm to 8:30pm

This new series provides tools to rewire our minds, developing gratitude for our infinite potential.

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Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher

Wednesdays, Nov. 8 -Jan. 3 from 7pm to 9pm

Note: Ven. Amy Miller will be joining us on Dec. 13. Dec. 20 will be a teaching via Skype.

This course will explore the role of the teacher on the spiritual path.

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Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Tuesday, Dec. 12                       from 7pm to 9pm

We will join our friends at Jewel Heart to celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day with a special Guru Puja (Lama Chöpa) and Tsog, to honor our lineage gurus.

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Spring Retreat at Garrison Institute

April 27 – April 29, 2018

Ven. Amy Miller will lead our fourth annual Spring retreat at Garrison Institute, “Karma and the Nature of Mind.” Details to come!

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Sunday, December 24 – Tuesday, January 2


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

Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha & 35 Confession Buddhas

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Guru Puja

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cittamani-tara-painted-by-lama-yesheCittamani Tara Puja

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Guru Rinpoche 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 our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Spiritual Director, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is our inspiration and spiritual guide.

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Become a Member of Shantideva Meditation Center

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Practice Advice for Shantideva Meditation Students

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Practices for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Good Health This Year

fpmt logoThe prayers advised are the Vajra Cutter Sutra and Dependent Arising: A Praise of the Buddha. By joining us in these practices, you will make a strong contribution to the good health of Rinpoche. We will present our collected recitations to FPMT on Losar 2018. To report your recitations, please click here.

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