Learn to Meditate

Whether you are completely new to meditation and want to learn the basics or an advanced practitioner looking to deepen your practice, a personal meditation instructor is the ideal (perhaps only) way to accomplish this.  We offer free individual meditation instruction. Check out our list of meditation instructors.

If you have any questions or comments about meditation or Shambhala, contact us here.




Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.


Local Events are listed below. (Calendar Here)


For a list of Mandala Wide Events, Click Here.





Featured Programs

Women's Leadership Circle

April 25th—June 13th

Women's Leadership Circle. IN BRUNSWICK. PLEASE NOTE DAY AND DATE CHANGES. Women have wisdom, skills, and carefulness that are needed in the world today. Examine leadership, consider the qualities of feminine leadership, explore the feminine principle. Continue »

"Glimpses of Vajrayana" Talk by Acharya Judy Lief

with Acharya Emerita Judy Lief

June 3rd

Acharya Judy Lief will share how all of Chogyam Trungpa's teachings were influenced by the Vajrayana view, based on her work as editor of the The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma and many of Trungpa's other teachings. Continue »

Nyinthun: Day of Meditation at Rockland Dancing Elephant Yoga Studio

with Christopher St John & Eunice St John

June 7th

Taking time to sit in meditation all day is a powerful gift - to yourself, to your family, and to your community. We are delighted to offer this retreat with our friends Christopher and Eunice St. John from the Brunswick Shambhala Center. Continue »

Learn the View and Practice of a Shambhala Umdze IN BRUNSWICK

with Toby Sifton

June 17th

Review the view of timekeeper practice and learn the details of the practice in order to volunteer as a timekeeper for Just Sit and Sunday sitting events. Continue »

New to Shambhala?

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 →

Katie Baingbridge

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 →

Recent News

  • Karma taps my shoulder then hits me with a club

    For unknown reasons I was thinking about my meditation path recently.  It is improbable enough as to make one smile at the ways of karma. As far back as I can remember I was bothered by (intrigued by, plagued by) questions that didn’t seem to register on my friends’ radar. I found a journal of … Continue