About Us

Shantideva Meditation Center is dedicated to cultivating wisdom and compassion through the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in New York City. We are affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught by Founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Programs include public Dharma talks and retreats with qualified teachers, Discovering Buddhism study groups, meditation, pujas and ritual practices, community service, and special events.

Learn how you can get involved in a community that aspires to deepen our understanding of Buddhism, cultivate inner peace and compassion, and transform our minds and hearts so we may reach our highest potential for the benefit of all.

A Dharma center which offers practices and education [fulfills] an extremely important need.  It is a very important tool to bring peace in the world, and peace in numberless sentient beings’ minds.  Whatever you are able to contribute will benefit not only for peace of this world but for all sentient beings.

—Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Shantideva Meditation Center is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All monetary donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.