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.


Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to Speak in Boston


The Sakyong will be giving a public talk in Boston on April 12, 2014 at the Arlington St. Church in Boston. The program “Moving Forward, Boston Strong in Everyday Life” As a marathoner who had run the Boston Marathon in the past, The Sakyong was saddened by the marathon bombings there last year and following that tragedy he delivered a heartfelt message. Now as we near the one year anniversary of this sad event The Sakyong returns to Boston for this program. Details can be found here. Our own blog post from that day is here.






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Featured Programs

Pema Video Series, IN PORTLAND

April 15th—May 13th

IN PORTLAND: Pema Chodron Video Series. "Walk the Walk" Continue »

Creating as Meditation in Action in Portland

April 23rd—May 21st

Whether a first time meditator, long time practitioner, artist or someone interested in creating a more fulfilling life, learn how to meditate and create from that state of mind in everyday life. Continue »

Contemplative Photography

May 4th

Contemplative Photography IN BRUNSWICK Continue »

Being Brave: Is Enlightened Society Possible, with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön

May 10th—May 11th

IN BRUNSWICK. Being Brave: Is Enlightened Society Possible, with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 14th

IN BRUNSWICK. The Sadhana of Mahamudra is an important practice given to us by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala. This practice is a binding factor for our community. It is done on the day of the full or new moon. It is open to all. 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 →

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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

  • Cheerful New Year

    While this is not the Tibetan New Year, it is hard to live here in Maine and not be reminded that this is the last day of 2013. This always feels like a natural time to reflect and as I age I become increasingly trustful of what feels natural.  Call this drala perhaps, a connection … Continue