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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:

The Emerging Impulse: Writing and the Art of Being
November 1st
A one day experiential writing and meditation workshop. Cultivating a direct, fresh experience of our environment and applying this mind/body awareness to writing. No previous creative writing or meditation experience is necessary.
more info

Contentment in Everyday Life
November 4th - December 2nd
"Suffering is a result of roaming, the urge to keep looking for an external source of happiness. Much of our stress these days is caused by simple lack of contentment." -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
more info

Learn to Meditate
November 5th
Join us for group instruction in sitting meditation practice and an introduction to the Shambhala Center.
more info

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Learn more about meditation and buddhism at shambhala.org
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Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany
747 Madison Avenue, Albany,  NY 12208
Tel. 518-729-4055    Email:

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