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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

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

Deepening in Compassion - in Portland

March 21st—May 16th

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. Continue »

What is Shambhala Art? Exploring the Art of Nonaggression - in Portland

with Ellen Rook

March 30th

What is Shambhala Art? Exploring the Art of Nonagression Saturday, March 30, 9:30 - 2:30 in Portland The Shambhala Art teachings celebrate the direct experience and expression that spring from the meditative mind. Continue »

Community Meeting in Brunswick

March 31st

Community Meeting- Bring your ideas for moving forward Continue »

Parinirvana of CTR in Brunswick

April 4th

Parinirvana,, Anniversary of the Death of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche - In Brunswick All are welcome Continue »

Recent News

  • Maine Shambhala Happenings: March 7, 2019

    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 in … Continue