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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 Study Group in Brunswick

September 19th—December 19th

"37 Practices of a Bodhisattva" using Book: Reflections on Silver River and various videos from Pema. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky in Brunswick

with Shastri Diana Evans

December 2nd—December 4th

In Brunswick. Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind- a delightful source of wisdom and uplifting energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

An Introduction to the Way of the Bodhisattva- PORTLAND

December 8th

An Introduction to the Way of the Bodhisattva Continue »

P & E Conference in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John & Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

December 11th

Practice & Education Conference for Shambhala Educators Continue »

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

December 11th

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 »

CHILDREN'S SOLSTICE DAY in Brunswick

December 18th

In Brunswick. Join us as we come together to celebrate family and community. Continue »

LEARN TO MEDITATE: Group Meditation Instruction- BRUNSWICK

with Shastri Christopher St John

January 5th (2017)

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

Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

January 5th (2017)

Meditation interviews with Shastri Christopher St John. Schedule your appointment. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Level I in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

January 6th—January 8th (2017)

In Brunswick. This first weekend retreat of the Way of Shambhala series introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. The program includes meditation instruction, talks by t Continue »

The Art of Being Human: FRIDAY NIGHT TALK - in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

January 6th (2017)

Friday Evening Opening Talk for the first weekend retreat of the Way of Shambhala series introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala. Open to Public! 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

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    This Week in Shambhala December 1, 2016

      Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. Our Winter Spring Season Schedule is up online. We invite you to check out our 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, if you would be … Continue