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

Awakened Heart

October 28th—November 25th

IN BRUNSWICK Awakened Heart MORNING CLASS Continue »

Awakened Heart

October 28th—November 25th

IN BRUNSWICK Awakened Heart EVENING CLASS Continue »

Caring for One Another - Community as Path

November 2nd

IN BRUNSWICK Caring for One Another - Community as Path. Continue »

Awake and Fearless at Work

November 6th—December 11th

IN PORTLAND Awake and Fearless at Work. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I, The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Veit Weber

November 7th—November 9th

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 »

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

  • Shambhala Quantum Mechanics? Nah. . .

    I am trained as a scientist of sorts. I have studied biologic systems, statistics, disease states and the like. I enjoy it. With enough effort things can usually be reasoned out and make sense. Then there is Buddhism! A certain sense of exploration to be sure but let’s face it, not quite the same. Chogyam … Continue