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

Meditation In Everyday Life-In Brunswick

September 16th—October 14th

IN BRUNSWICK. This class will offer new students the opportunity to deepen their experience and understanding of meditation. It will include discussion of how to establish a sitting practice in the midst of our busy lives. All Are Welcome. Continue »

Turning the Mind into an Ally

September 18th—October 16th

IN PORTLAND Turning the Mind into and Ally. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s guide on peaceful abiding meditation. Continue »

Struggling with Ego

September 23rd—October 21st

IN PORTLAND. What is the nature of our minds and our relationship to the world? Continue »

Magnetizing Wealth and Power

with Acharya Michael Greenleaf

September 26th—September 27th

IN BRUNSWICK. Magnetizing Wealth and Power Continue »

Mindful Parenting

October 5th

IN BRUNSWICK Mindful Parenting. 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 →

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