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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

Pema Chodron: The Heart of the Matter in Brunswick

June 22nd—July 27th

Join us for Pema Chodron: The Heart of the Matter- How to Live with Compassion and Courage Continue »

Coordinator and Staff Training in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John & Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

July 30th

SERVICE AS PATH: Have you ever thought about staffing or coordinating a weekend retreat? Would you like to brush up on the View and the Logistics for the weekend? Continue »

Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

August 7th—December 1st

An ideal way to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice if meditation into your life. Continue »

Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

August 7th—December 1st

Shastri Christopher St John offers meditation interviews by appointment (or drop-in) on the first Sunday morning of each month. Continue »

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

August 18th

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 »

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome, Sit, Study, Engage. in Portland

with Shastri Christopher St John

September 8th—December 8th

Monthly Second Thursday Evening Talks. Continue »

Making Friends With Yourself in Brunswick

with Kathy Bither & Eunice St John

September 13th—October 18th

In Brunswick -.MAKING FRIENDS WITH YOURSELF- THROUGH MEDITATION AND EVERYDAY AWARENESS. The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, & an overall sense of well-being. But those benefits are just the beginni Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life in Portland

with Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

September 13th—October 11th

IN PORTLAND> Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of emptiness and clear seeing, the meditation opens to the groundlessness, uncertainty and creativity of the world as it is. Continue »

Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

September 14th—October 19th

We awaken to the innate capacity we all possess to explore and directly experience the essence of reality, the essence of basic goodness. Continue »

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Portland

September 16th

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 »
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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 center 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

  • july 28, 2016

    This Week in Shambhala: July 28, 2016

    “What leads to satisfaction is appreciation. That comes from paying attention.”  ~Sakyong Mipham, The Shambhala Principle   Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.  We currently offer 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 … Continue