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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

LEARN TO MEDITATE: Group Meditation Instruction- BRUNSWICK

November 1st—November 29th

An ideal way to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice of meditation into your life. Weekly gatherings Thursday at 6PM Continue »

When Things Fall Apart: Book Study Group

with Shastri Christopher St John & Eunice St John

November 5th—December 10th

When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can to Continue »

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

November 23rd

All community members are welcome to attend the Shambhala Sadhana full moon gatherings! Please join us for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice that affirms and celebrates the basic goodness of self, others, and society. Continue »


with Shastri Christine Hming

November 30th—December 2nd

Open Sky is the final training weekend in the Way of Shambhala program. In the retreat, we learn to communicate with the world gently and fearlessly. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra- Community Practice in Brunswick

with Sarah Chandler

December 7th

Sadhana of Mahamudra. Chanting liturgy composed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on occasion of new moon. Continue »

Friday Evening Talk: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Veit Weber

December 7th

Friday Evening Intro talk for the Art of Being Human. Free and Open to the Public Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Veit Weber

December 7th—December 9th

Learn to Meditate! This weekend program will provide a foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. This retreat is recommended fo Continue »

Meek/Perky in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John & Ellen Rook

January 25th—January 27th (2019)

Recent News

  • Maine Shambhala Happenings: November 8, 2018

      Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. Classes and weekend retreats for Autumn 2018 can be found here. 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 us at … Continue