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)


For a list of Mandala Wide Events, Click Here.





Featured Programs

Contentment In Everyday Life. In Brunswick

March 2nd—March 30th

IN BRUNSWICK. Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences and work with difficult emotions. Continue »

Milarepa Day Community Gathering in Portland - All Welcome

March 7th

IN PORTLAND. Each year the Shambhala community honors the Buddhist Mahasidda Milarepa with a unison recitation of songs of realization from the Rain of Wisdom. Continue »

Mindful Parenting

March 10th—April 7th

IN PORTLAND. Explore what it means to parent mindfully through meditation, reflection, and discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Kado: The Way of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

March 13th—March 15th

IN BRUNSWICK. The Way of Flowers is no different than the way of humanity and all life. All are subject to the same universal laws. Thus we study our self as we study the way of flowers. Continue »

Community Potluck

March 29th

Community Potluck IN PORTLAND 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

  • 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