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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.



Featured Programs

Courageous Compassion- Study Group in ROCKLAND

with Rachel Nixon

January 31st—February 28th

Why Meditate? At the Rockland Public Library

with Shastri Christopher St John

March 2nd

Join Shastri Christopher St. John for a relaxed and inspiring conversation regarding the question: Why Meditate? Continue »


March 4th

Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is coming up on the new moon February 27th, ushering in a year of the Firebird. Our community celebration will be taking place on March 4th at our Brunswick Center. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life- in Portland

with Karen Monahan & Eunice St John

March 7th—April 11th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Participants will receive practical instructions for discovering trust and magic, even in the midst of challenge. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both conte Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life- in Brunswick

with Toby Sifton

March 7th—April 11th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Continue »

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- PORTLAND

March 9th

Monthly Second Thursday Evening Dharma Talks. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Level I in ROCKLAND

March 10th—March 12th

This first weekend retreat of the Way of Shambhala series introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. The program includes meditation instruction, talks by t Continue »


March 12th

All community members are welcome to attend the Shambhala Sadhana full moon gatherings! Please join us for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the basic goodness of self, others, and society. Continue »

No Time to Lose: Book Study in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

March 15th—April 19th

No Time to Lose- Pena Chodron A timely Guide tot he Way of the Bodhisattva Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life in ROCKLAND

March 21st—April 18th

In Rockland at the Dancing Elephant Yoga Studio, this series will introduce Shambhala and meditation. Continue »

Recent News

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    This Week in Shambhala, February 16, 2017

      Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. Our Winter Spring Season Schedule is up online. We invite you to check out our classes and retreats in Brunswick, Portland and Rockland. Our website offers a lot of information regarding local offerings, information about meditation, Shambhala International, our structure, contacts and more. However, if you would be more … Continue