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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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life in Rockland

with Rachel Nixon

September 12th—October 10th

The program offers experiential training in contentment, as well as an exploration of the obstacles or challenges to experiencing simplicity and nowness. Continue »

Basic Goodness II- in Portland

with Karen Monahan & Barbara Egan

September 12th—October 17th

In Portland. How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society explores our relationship with others and society, and our aspiration to help the world. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life- in Brunswick

with Eunice St John & Shastri Christopher St John

September 12th—October 10th

In Brunswick. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of emptiness and clear seeing, the meditation opens to the groundlessness, uncertainty and creativity of the world as it is. Continue »

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. - PORTLAND

September 14th—December 14th

Monthly Second Thursday Evening Dharma Talks. Continue »

Social Meditation Training- in Rockland

with Shastri Nick Kranz

September 22nd—September 24th

Join us for a weekend intensive to explore the engaging and timely practice of Social Meditation with Shastri Nick Kranz. Continue »

HARVEST OF PEACE- in Brunswick

September 23rd

Harvest of Peace Celebration Continue »

Dharma Talk Series- Rockland

October 5th—December 7th (2018)

Join us for our fall dharma talk series with three Shambhala Buddhist teachers. Continue »

Open Meditation & Sangha Soup- Rockland

October 8th

Join us for an open-hearted morning meditation and potluck. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky in Brunswick

with Frank Ryan

October 13th—October 15th

In Brunswick. Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind- a delightful source of wisdom and uplifting energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment Continue »

Recent News

  • This Week in Shambhala: September 21, 2017

    Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. Classes and weekend retreats are up on the website for Fall 2017. We would like to invite you to review and begin to create space for when you will be joining us. Looking forward to seeing you this fall! Our website offers a lot of information regarding local offerings, information … Continue