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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Managing Life’s Ultimate Transition: Meditations on Death and Impermanence Daylong Retreat with Venerable Amy Miller

Saturday, February 24 from 10am to 4pm
at Jewel Heart Center

Contemplating death and rebirth prepares us to be at peace and unafraid at the time of death and also inspires us to make our lives much more meaningful. This retreat is a special opportunity to practice and integrate the teachings from the DB Death and Rebirth module, but is also open to those who have some experience with Buddhist practice.

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Reality Check! Seeing Things As They Are Teachings on Impermanence and Emptiness

Friday, March 16 – Sunday, March 18
at Jewel Heart Center

Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Treatise on the Middle Way is considered one of the most important and profound Buddhist teachings. It offers us the key to understanding the true nature of reality, thereby opening the door to liberation and enlightenment. Join us for a public talk and weekend teachings on this masterpiece with Geshe Thubten Sherab. He will introduce the text and the topic of emptiness on Friday and give a commentary on the first two chapters on Saturday and Sunday.

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Now Is the Time to Practice! Teachings on Death and Impermanence

Tuesday, March 20 from 7pm to 9pm
at Jewel Heart Center

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, like all great Buddhist teachers, advises us again and again to contemplate death and impermanence. With warmth, wisdom, and clarity, Geshe Sherab takes a practical approach to transforming a seemingly gloomy subject into an inspirational life-changer, energizing us to practice with determination and joy as we strive for liberation and enlightenment.

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Karma and the Nature of the Mind: A Meditation Retreat in Upstate New York with Venerable Amy Miller

Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29
at Garrison Institute

This is now an annual gathering: our next spring retreat at Garrison Institute with Venerable Amy Miller will be held on April 27-29, 2018. Join us for this insightful and practical retreat that will also include a variety of guided meditations, such as shiné (calm abiding), karma (the law of cause and effect), the nature of mind, death and dying, developing the good heart, emptiness, and other topics on the path to awakening.

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Group photo: Nyung Nä Retreat with Ven Amy Miller, Jan 12-15, 2018 at Menla Mountain Retreat Center.

Now Available: Photos from the Nyung Nä Retreat with Venerable Amy Miller

Please enjoy the photos from our recent Nyung Nä retreat with Venerable Amy Miller that took place on Jan 12-15, 2018 at Menla Mountain Retreat Center.

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Tuesday Meditation Series: Courageously Facing Change and Impermanence

Tuesdays, Feb. 6-27                 from 7pm to 8:30pm

Note: Ven. Amy Miller will be joining us on February 27.

In this new series, we will contemplate change, become familiar with it, and cultivate courage.

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Discovering Buddhism: Death and Rebirth

Wednesdays, Jan. 10 – Mar. 7 from 7pm to 9pm

Note: Ven. Amy Miller will be joining us on February 21.

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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Monlam (15 Days of Miracles)

Friday, February 16 – Thursday, March 1

Monlam marks a period when Lord Buddha performed many miracles, beginning with Losar (Tibetan New Year) on the first day and culminating on the 15th day, Chotrul Duchen (Day of Miracles).

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Chotrul Duchen (Day of Miracles)

Wednesday, February 28        from 6:30pm to 9pm

Join us as we celebrate Chotrul Duchen with Venerable Amy Miller.

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New Discovering Buddhism: All About Karma

Wednesdays, March 28 – May 2 from 7pm to 9pm

In this module, we will examine the essential facts of the law of cause and effect of actions, developing a clear understanding of how karma works.

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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.

cittamani-tara-painted-by-lama-yesheCittamani Tara Puja
Fri., Feb. 23

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Extensive Medicine Buddha Puja
Sat., Mar. 31

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Guru Puja

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Medicine BuddhaMedicine Buddha & 35 Confession Buddhas

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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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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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