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Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers under the auspices of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Our center, located at 747 Madison Ave in Albany offers public meditation, free meditation instruction, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. Shambhala Meditation Center is a nonprofit, volunteer organization.

We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

 

Ongoing Programs

Please join us for regularly scheduled meditation practice.

WEEKLY SITTING PRACTICE

Monday Evening / 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Tuesday Morning / 9:00-10:00 AM

Wednesday Evening / 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Thursday Evening / 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday Morning / 9:00-10:00 AM


Sessions include sitting meditation, a reading, and walking meditation.
Maitri bhavana, a practice for the sick and dying, is included the first Monday of the month at 6:30.

LEARN TO MEDITATE
The first and third Wednesday of each month/
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Taught by our qualified instructors, this basic meditation class and introduction to the center is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique.
Meditation instruction is not just for "new" meditators, instruction is also recommended as part of our ongoing practice. You are always welcome to come in and speak to an instructor about your regular practice and you may even ask to form a working relationship with the instructor of your choice. The evening will include detailed sitting meditation instruction, question and answer periods and refreshments. Cushions, meditation benches and chairs are provided.

 

 

 

Upcoming Programs:

Friday Morning Book Discussion: The Shambhala Principle
November 14th - December 19th
Join morning meditators for this five week book discussion of Sakyong Mipham's newest book, "The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure".
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Mindfulness in Motion---Work, Sex, and Media
December 5th - December 7th
Susan and Frank Ryan visit Shambala Meditation Center of Albany for a wonderful weekend of teaching, discussion, and meditation. Susan and Frank will facilitate an opportunity to explore the depths of mindfulness practice and its capacity to transform ev
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Cool Boredom - The Way of Contentment
December 13th
"The practice of meditation could be described as relating with cool boredom, refreshing boredom, boredom like a mountain stream. It refreshes because we do not have to do anything or expect anything." —Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, The Myth of Freedom
more info

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Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany
747 Madison Avenue, Albany,  NY 12208
Tel. 518-729-4055    Email:

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