About the Albuquerque Shambhala Center
The Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center is a place for the practice of meditation, study of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, and enjoyment of the
community, known as sangha. It operates under the direction of its current teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
In Albuquerque, we put a lot of emphasis on welcoming people into our community with open hearts, generosity and humor. The Albuquerque Center has a "home-like" feeling, in an old New Mexico style adobe with hearth warmed community spaces, outdoor contemplation gardens, walking meditation paths, a fire circle and a beautiful shrine room. We welcome participants and teachers from around the world and do our best to meet the needs of the community here. Although we are a relatively small Center, interest has grown rapidly since the opening in the fall of 2004 and we are often filled to capacity. This is wonderful to experience, as the precious Shambhala Buddhist teachings are being showered over the people of New Mexico.
The teachings offered at the Center are comprised of the three wisdom streams of the Kagyü and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and the wisdom of the Shambhala lineage. For more information about the source of the teachings please visit the web site of the Shambhala headquarters, shambhala.org.
The Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center offers classes, weekend workshops,
and single-evening programs on Buddhism and the Shambhala path. Meditation sessions are open to the public and free of charge. Meditation Instruction, also free of charge, is offered in a group format once a month. One-on-one Meditation Instruction is available by appointment.
Read articles in the Shambhala Times Online about the Albuquerque Shambhala Center, and about our first annual dathun.
Porch outside shrine room