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 Freedom to Choose Something Different

with Christopher St John

January 13th—February 17th

In Brunswick. Ever feel triggered and stuck in a reactive tailspin despite all your efforts? Continue »

MEDITATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE

with Karen Monahan & Erika Bjorum

January 19th—February 16th

In Portland.This first class in the Way of Shambhala series is for new meditators and offers the opportunity to deepen their experience and understanding of meditation. Continue »

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick

January 29th—February 7th

Mamo Chants Begin Friday, January 29. We will begin this year-end protector practice on January 29. These sessions are open to all practitioners. Continue »

MEDITATION PRACTICE WEEKEND

February 6th—February 7th

In Brunswick. Full weekend of practice Continue »

SHAMBHALA DAY CELEBRATION

February 13th

In Brunswick. Celebrate the Tibetan New Year. Continue »

MILAREPA DAY

February 21st

In Brunswick. Practice group chanting from the Rain of Wisdom, realizing songs of the Kagyu masters. All are welcome. Continue »

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Members Only

February 22nd—June 20th

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 »

UNCONDITIONAL CONFIDENCE: RIGDEN WEEKEND

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

February 26th—February 28th

In Brusnwick. The Way of Shambhala I culminates in the Rigden Weekend. The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of the Way of Shambhala culminate in unconditional confidence. Confidence that comes from genuineness and wakefulness instead of aggressi Continue »

BIRTH OF THE WARRIOR: LEVEL II

with Angela Lutzenberger

March 4th—March 6th

In Brunswick. Looking directly at our habitual patterns of thought, emotions and gestures, we can arouse fearlessness and make more direct contact with basic goodness. Prerequisite: The Art of Being Human Continue »

TASTE OF SHAMBHALA: SUNDAY POTLUCK

March 6th

In Portland. Gather, share, eat. Join a community potluck and gathering after Sunday Meditation. Please bring a dish to share Continue »
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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: February 4, 2016

    Community is part of our practice. Join us in the exploration & practice of community. When we are gentle with ourselves, we are naturally gentle with others. ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche SPECIAL NOTICE: Dear Meditation Practitioners, Many of you have already participated, but we are writing everyone to invite you into a process of shared … Continue