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)


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Featured Programs

Winter Solstice Pot Luck Community Gathering

December 21st

IN BRUNSWICK. Winter Solstice Party. Pot Luck and Community Gathering Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I, The Art of Being Human

with Janet Romaine

January 9th—January 11th (2015)

IN BRUNSWICK. Take a weekend and learn to meditate. Open To All. Open your eyes, heart and mind to your own basic goodness and the sacredness of life. Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as Continue »

Entering the Path of Individual Liberation

January 14th—February 11th (2015)

IN BRUNSWICK. Entering the Path of Individual Liberation Continue »

Creating as Meditation in Action

January 15th—February 12th (2015)

IN BRUNSWICK Morning Class. 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 »

Lojong Mind Training Slogans

January 20th—February 24th (2015)

IN PORTLAND This class presents the teachings on Lojong, or mind training. Which are a set of slogans that offer essential teachings on developing genuine compassion on the path of meditation. 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

  • The Christmas Carol Sutra

    I have a very old copy of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Each year at about this time I enjoy reading the yellowing pages by the fire.  I must have read that book at least twenty five times. In recent years I have become increasingly aware of the parallels to Buddha’s teachings.  The most obvious … Continue