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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

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John

February 13th—February 22nd

In order to avert whatever negativity has accumulated during the year, we will practice the Mamo Chants. The mamos are powerful worldly dharma protectors Continue »

End of Year Cleaning: Uncovering Sacred Space- in Brunswick

February 23rd

Every year we come together for the traditional activity of Neutral Day: Cleaning! Cleaning before the New Year is a way of attracting positive energy into the environment, or as we say in Shambhala: “Drala.” It allows us to put time and energy into uplif Continue »

SHAMBHALA DAY- Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th


2020 Shambhala Day Celebration in Brunsiwck

February 25th

Shambhala Day is an opportunity for you to reconnect to your aspiration; to reflect upon the goodness of the world; to express joy, humor, and tenderness; and to enjoy the community of others who are similarly inspired. Continue »

BIRTH OF THE WARRIOR - Weekend Retreat in Brunswick

with Suzanne Trahey

February 29th—March 1st

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in The Art of Being Human, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habit. Continue »

Working with Emotions in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John & Eunice St. John

March 4th—April 1st

Have you ever noticed how confused, wild emotions can seem to dominate us, in both obvious and subtle ways? Continue »

LEARN TO MEDITATE: Group Meditation Instruction- Brunswick

March 5th

An ideal way to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice of meditation into your life. First Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM Continue »

Milarepa Day- 2020 in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John

March 7th

Milarepa Day is our annual day-long celebration of the enlightenment and life example of Milarepa, one of the great Kagyu Lineage forefathers, who is famous for his profound songs of realization. Continue »

A Matter of Time: Living Fully While Dying Daily in Brunswick

March 8th

When is the right time to die? A Matter of Time: Living Fully While Dying Daily takes participants on an exploration of our beliefs and how we perceive time when given a medical diagnosis, there is a sudden death, or when a loved one is terminally ill. Continue »

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John

March 9th

All community members are welcome to attend the Shambhala Sadhana full moon gatherings! Please join us for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the basic goodness of self, others, and society. Continue »

Recent News

  • February 13, 2020: Maine Sangha News

    Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. 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 [email protected] We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.   UPCOMING … Continue