Welcome to the Shambhala Center of Albany

A Fresh Start with SMCA

If you feel you need a fresh start, please join us as we dedicate ourselves to living in the present moment with open, gentle and courageous hearts. Let’s reconnect to the joy, beauty and magic within and around us. Ki Ki So So!!!

Where to Begin?

We offer a wealth of classes and retreats. Here are a few to start with:

Learn to Meditate: 1st Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Public Sitting Meditation: Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Heart of Recovery: Mondays 7:00-8:00 pm.

Sunday Healing Service:  Sundays, 10 – 11:30 am
For details, click here to see  our calendar.  Then click on the date you wish to attend.


Featured Programs

Saturday Sits and the Three Jewels: Dharma and Practice- Together

with Elissa Kane

June 1st

Saturday Sits is a monthly morning class for those of us who find it easier to come to a meditation center to support our mindfulness practices in community than to figure them out alone. Moved from 5/18 to 6/1 Continue »

Write a Delight Half Day Writing Retreat

with Ellen White Rook

June 8th

Inspired by Natalia Goldberg's 'The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language, join us for a morning meditation, movement, and writing retreat. All welcome, Instruction will be provided Continue »

July Ikebana

with Ellen White Rook

July 13th

Enjoy summer flowers! Explore ikebana--Japanese flower arranging. Monthly class for new and returning students. All welcome. Continue »