In the fundamental sense, Buddhist meditation does not involve meditating on anything. You simply arouse your sense of wakefulness and hold an excellent posture. You hold up your head and shoulders and sit cross-legged. Then very simply, you relate to the basic notion of body, speech, and mind, and you focus your awareness in some way, usually using the breath. You are breathing out and in, and you just experience that breathing very naturally. Your breath is not considered either holy or evil; it is just breath.

–Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
From The Myth of Freedom


Learn to Meditate Class

Taught by a senior instructor at the Shambhala Center of New York, this one hour basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. This is a drop-in class; no registration is required!

Every Wednesday, 6 – 7 pm

Every Sunday, 12 – 1 pm

$10 suggested donation



Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York
118 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor (between 6th and 7th Ave.), New York,  NY 10011
Tel. 212-675-6544