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SMCNH Shrine Room

Our center offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome. Visit our monthly calendar for a full listing of programs.

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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

Why we meditate

with Michael Kern

October 23rd

Why we meditate with Michael Kern Continue »

Working with Emotions

with Susan Ryan

October 30th

Working with Emotions with Susan Ryan Continue »

Leaping into space: Letting Go of What Is

with Tai Pimputkar

November 6th

“If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” ~Ajahn Chah “To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.” Continue »

Don't Attack Cities

with Frank Ryan

November 13th

Meditation is not a process of harshly attacking your own “cities” or entrenched habitual patterns. It’s more the opportunity to cultivate loving kindness towards yourself. It’s possible to know more about yourself without judging or evaluating. Continue »

The Explanation of the Aspiration of Shambhala Chant

with Tai Pimputkar

December 4th

“In this unbound space of nowness, the six realms are but a refraction of the infinite conceivable dimensions….” What does it mean? How does it relate to one's practice? Continue »