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.
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.
Holiday City Meditation Retreat (Weekthun)
December 26th - January 1st (2015)
The City Meditation Retreat is an opportunity for us to connect deeply with meditation while relating it directly with our regular life. Join us in this week of spacious mind - for the entire week, one day, or just an hour or two.more info
Learn to Meditate
January 7th (2015)
Join us for group instruction in sitting meditation practice and an introduction to the Shambhala Center.more info
The Basic Goodness of Being Human: Who Am I?
January 13th (2015)- February 17th (2015)
This course asks the question “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship.more info
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