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

Making Friends with Yourself

with Angela Lutzenberger

September 15th—October 13th

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 beginning Continue »

The Essential Heart of the Kasung Part 1

with Tim Fuller

September 21st—October 26th

In Portland.In a Shambhala Center, the Dorje Kasung is a path of warriorship manifesting the protector principal and service to others. Continue »

Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

with Christopher St John

September 22nd—October 20th

In Portland. “Awaken our enlightened genes”. An introduction to the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Eunice St John

September 23rd—October 21st

In Brunswick.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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 12th—December 11th

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 →

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

  • This Week in Shambhala October 1, 2015

    Community is part of our practice. Join us in the exploration & practice of community.      “Activating the Shambhala principle, we can transform the feeling of worthlessness into worthy. Ignorance into Intelligence. End doubt into confidence.” ~Sakyong Mipham Featured This Week: Dharma Drop-In. Dharma Drop-in, Thursday 7pm-8:30pm Ready to make your mind flexible and … Continue