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

Entering the Path of Individual Liberation

January 14th—February 11th

IN BRUNSWICK. Entering the Path of Individual Liberation Continue »

Lojong Mind Training Slogans

January 20th—February 24th

IN PORTLAND This class presents the teachings on Lojong, or mind training. Which are a set of slogans that offer essential teachings on developing genuine compassion on the path of meditation. Continue »

Kado – The Way of Flowers – Talk and live demonstrations

February 1st

Kado – The Way of Flowers – Talk and live demonstrations IN BRUNSWICK Continue »

Weekend Meditation Practice-Brunswick

February 7th—February 8th

IN BRUNSWICK Full Weekend Silent Practice. Continue »

Members Pot Luck and Aspiration Event

February 8th

Member Community Event - Pot Luck and member aspiration event. 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 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

  • The Christmas Carol Sutra

    I have a very old copy of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Each year at about this time I enjoy reading the yellowing pages by the fire.  I must have read that book at least twenty five times. In recent years I have become increasingly aware of the parallels to Buddha’s teachings.  The most obvious … Continue