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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

Dharma Night: Exploring Truth+ Justice+ Power

July 17th—November 20th

August 21st TALK: Exploring Belonging, Otherness, & Community Continue »

A Year in Compassion-Third Segment- in Brunswick

with Judi Soule & Sarah Chandler

September 10th—October 8th

Part III Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta is the third course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teaching. Continue »

Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness- in Portland

with Shastri Christopher St. John & Karen Monahan

September 12th—October 17th

The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, and an overall sense of well-being. Continue »

People of Color Meditation Group- in Portland

September 15th—December 22nd

We come together as people of color to foster a space of safety, awareness, community, and healing. Continue »

Transforming Perception: The art of learning from mistakes- Nick Kranz in Brunswick

with Shastri Nick Kranz

September 19th

Save the Date. Details to come. Continue »

Harvest of Peace Community Celebration- in Brunswick

September 29th

Join us to Celebrate Community and the abundance of the season! Continue »

The Art of Being Human- Shambhala Level I in Portland

with Jane Arthur & Shastri Christopher St. John

October 4th—October 6th

By learning to rest in the present moment through mindfulness meditation, we connect with our own inherent sanity and worthiness despite what's happening in our world.  This special weekend retreat provides a foundation for establishing a meditation pract Continue »

In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying- in Brunswick

with Kathy Bither & Sarah Chandler

October 22nd—November 26th

Shambhala Art Part 1- in Portland

with Ellen Rook

October 26th

What is Shambhala Art? Exploring the Art of Nonagression Continue »

Recent News

  • September 12, 2019: Maine Shambhala Happenings

    Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. New Fall 2019 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 … Continue