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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

Ordinary Wisdom: A Meditation Group for the Young and Young at Heart- Portland

August 31st—December 28th

Ordinary Wisdom: A Meditation Group for the Young and Young at Heart When so many societal norms, expectations, and values have changed and come into question, how do young people understand their place and purpose? No age limit; topics aim 20s and 30s Continue »

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. - PORTLAND

September 14th—December 14th

Monthly Second Thursday Evening Dharma Talks. Continue »

Children's Day Celebration in Brunswick

December 16th

Children's Day - In Shambhala, we honor the earth's changing seasons with Nyida Days. Our December Nyida Day is celebrated as Children’s Day, a time for family and friends of all ages to gather and celebrate the generations in our sangha. Continue »

Weekthun in Rockland

with Shastri Christopher St John & Eunice St John

December 26th—January 1st (2018)

Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators. The program is carefully designed to support participants in deepening their mindfulness-awareness practice. Continue »

Recent News

  • This Week in Shambhala: December 14, 2017

      Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. Classes and weekend retreats will be on the website for Winter 2018 soon.   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 comfortable connecting with a person directly, please contact … Continue