A warrior's duty is to generate warmth and compassion for others...Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


NEW Buffalo Shambhala website www.buffalo.shambhala.org

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NEW Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo Website


Meditation Class Begins October 24th

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Debbie McCubbin

Wednesdays October 24, 31, November 7, 12, 217pm to 9pm
Prerequisite: at least two of  these programs:
Meditation in Everyday Life, Contentment in Everyday Life, Joy in Everyday Life
Course includes teachings on meeting fear with more clarity and wisdom, understanding the impermanent nature of things, relating with death, and understanding what is meant by 'emptiness'.

Tuition: $50
Generosity Policy: If you can't pay the full fee, please inquire about paying what you can.

Contact Jenny Bruce to register...


Special Offering

Jenny Bruce's letterpress poster is available for $25. All funds will be donated to Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo. If interested, please contact Jenny at jnybruce@gmail.com.


Shambhala Arts Festival March and April 2012

Thank you to the Shambhala artists included in FIRST THOUGHT BEST THOUGHT, featured during our first celebration of the contemplative arts in Buffalo...

Jennifer Fendya
Trudy Stern
Michael Morgulis
Jane Bergenn
Barbara Frackiewicz
Pat Pendleton
Jenny Bruce
Steven Clookey
Stephen Paskey.


What is Shambhala Meditation?

Meditation is the practice of taming one's mind and developing the compassion and insight necessary to care for oneself and the world genuinely. The practice of meditation has been taught for over 2,500 years as a vehicle for realizing the beauty and magic of the ordinary world without aggression or manipulation.

The worldwide community of over 200 meditation centres on five continents provide meditation instruction and the opportunity to develop awareness and compassion in everyday life.

Shambhala International was founded during the early 1970s by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist teacher who helped to bring Buddhism to the west. The international organization is now directed by son and heir of the Vidyadhara, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

The Shambhala teachings present a unique view that combines the practice of meditation and contemplative arts as a path to living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

Way of Shambhala is a series of programs designed to introduce the Shambhala teachings that were founded on the premise that there is basic human wisdom that can help to solve the world's problems. This wisdom does not belong to any one culture or religion. Rather, it is a tradition of human warriorship that has existed in many cultures at many times throughout history.

Shambhala is a secular meditation program which emphasizes both a deepening experience of meditation and an integration of that experience into daily life. By bringing the mindfulness cultivated through meditation into everyday experience, we are able to change our own lives and the world around us.


Our Buffalo Group

Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo has evolved since 1999 and became an official member of Shambhala International in June 2009.

Our Buffalo group is bound by both Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The waterfront city is also just twenty miles from Niagara Falls and home to several colleges, universities, museums and parks...as well as a growing arts community.

We meet in the historic Allentown neighborhood at the The C.G. Jung Center in their victorian era home. This location is distinguished by a three hundred year old sycamore tree that is reported to be the oldest tree in Buffalo. We are happy to be a part of this rich and diverse community, including the network of other local buddhist meditation groups.