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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

Timekeeper Training in Portland

with Toby Sifton

September 5th

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Timekeeper Training in Brunswick

with Toby Sifton

September 6th

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Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV- Brunswick

with Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

September 8th—September 10th

Extending ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Trusting further in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness , increased awareness and inquisitiveness about the world. 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 »

Shambhala Sacred Path of the Warrior: Book Study in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John & Sarah Chandler

September 13th—October 11th

Shambhala Sacred Path of the Warrior: Book Study 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

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Recent News

  • This Week in Shambhala August 10, 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 … Continue