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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

Who Am I?: Basic Goodness I- in PORTLAND

with Karen Monahan & Sarah Chandler

January 10th—February 14th

The Basic Goodness Series is an introduction to the view of Shambhala, taught in an experiential way. Continue »

Awakened Heart in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John & Joan Carney

January 10th—February 7th

Through meditation and seeing our basic nature, we are able to drop the inward struggle, extend out and see all experience without the overlay of our own concepts Continue »

Outrageous and Inscrutable Weekend Retreat in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

January 20th—January 22nd

IN BRUNSWICK Sacred Path-Outrageous Inscrutable . Continue »

Intro to Shamatha Meditation- in Rockland

with Rachel Nixon

January 24th

Open to everyone; drop-ins welcome! Would you like to learn to meditate or deepen your practice? Continue »

Courageous Compassion- Study Group in ROCKLAND

with Rachel Nixon

January 31st—February 28th

Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

February 2nd

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

Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

February 2nd

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

Nyinthun: A Day of Meditation in Rockland

with Shastri Christopher St John & Eunice St John

February 5th

Open to everyone; please preregister Taking time to sit in meditation is a powerful gift - to yourself, to your family, and to your community. Continue »

Members Aspiration Day- in Brunswick

February 11th

Join us as we celebrate our community and hear the news from the Center of the Mandala. Continue »


February 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 »

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

  • jan-19-2017

    This Week in Shambhala: January 19, 2017

      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 more … Continue