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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

Sharing and Listening Sessions- 2 Tuesdays in Brunswick & 2 Fridays in Portland

February 12th—February 22nd

In recognition of the depth of emotion surrounding this situation, we will be offering several opportunities over the next two weeks in order to come together to share, listen and simply be with one another. We will be holding four, 90-minute gatherings o Continue »

Tonglen: A Transformational Practice for Our Times - in Portland

with Cathleen Miller & Karen Monahan

February 16th—March 23rd

Tonglen: A Transformational Practice for Our Times in PORTLAND February 16-March 23 202 Woodford St., Portland Saturdays 10 am to noon Continue »


February 24th

Community Meeting- Bring your ideas for moving forward Continue »

Heart Sutra- Practice Weekend in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John & Eunice St. John

March 1st—March 3rd

In the Prajnaparamita-Hridaya, or Heart Sutra, the Buddha points out the open and fluid nature of experience. In this weekend retreat we will use the contemplation of the sutra to illuminate our sitting meditation practice. Continue »

Eating Mindfully: One Bite At A Time

with Brenda Thompson

March 3rd—April 28th

Eating mindfully is a non-diet approach to learn how to tune into your body’s own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat Continue »

Finding Contentment within Ourselves: in Brunswick

with Sarah Chandler & Kathy Bither

March 5th—April 2nd

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences Continue »

Opening the Heart Sutra - in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John & Eunice St. John

March 6th—April 10th

Outrageous and Inscrutable - in Brunswick

with Jane Arthur

March 22nd—March 24th

No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of the outrageous warrior combines with the skill of spontaneous inscrutability to create benefit for others on a large scale. Continue »

Recent News

  • Maine Shambhala Happenings: February 21, 2018

      Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. Classes and weekend retreats 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 We will be … Continue