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

Spring Meditation series at Rockland Dancing Elephant studio

April 12th—May 17th

In Rockland at the Dancing Elephant Yoga Studio, this series will introduce meditation using Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Continue »

Taking Refuge

April 21st—May 19th

IN PORTLAND Taking Refuge Continue »

Joy In Everyday Life in Brunswick Evenings

April 21st—May 19th

IN BRUNSWICK. Joy expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble-heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion. Through practical methods, we further develop kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Women's Leadership Circle

April 25th—June 13th

Women's Leadership Circle. IN BRUNSWICK. PLEASE NOTE DAY AND DATE CHANGES. Women have wisdom, skills, and carefulness that are needed in the world today. Examine leadership, consider the qualities of feminine leadership, explore the feminine principle. Continue »

Community Potluck

April 26th

Community Potluck IN BRUNSWICK 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

  • Karma taps my shoulder then hits me with a club

    For unknown reasons I was thinking about my meditation path recently.  It is improbable enough as to make one smile at the ways of karma. As far back as I can remember I was bothered by (intrigued by, plagued by) questions that didn’t seem to register on my friends’ radar. I found a journal of … Continue