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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

Open Future: Beyond Karma - Weekly Class in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John & Eunice St. John

January 2nd—February 6th

Chogyam Trungpa suggests that to understand karma, we can talk about it as a path of awakening…if we link it with meditation. He identifies meditation practice as a way in which we can actuall Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life- Weekly Class in Brunswick

with Kathy Bither & Sarah Chandler

January 8th—February 5th

If one of your new year resolutions is to lead a less stressful, more mindful way of life, this class is for you. Meditation instruction will be offered in every class, as well why and how this may be a transformational life skill. We will meditate toge Continue »


January 21st

Shambhala Sadhana Iin BRUNSWICK January 21st Continue »

Meek/Perky in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John & Ellen Rook

January 25th—January 27th

Timekeeper and Umdze Training with Toby Sifton in Portland

with Toby Sifton

January 26th

Timekeepers and umdzes (chant leaders) play a lead role in helping provide a practice environment at Shambhala Centers. Serving the center as an umdze is a rewarding opportunity to deepen your meditation practice while making group sitting sessions avai Continue »

Friday Evening Talk: The Art of Being Human in Portland

with Shastri Andrea Darby

February 1st

Friday Evening Intro talk for the Art of Being Human. Free and Open to the Public Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I in Portland

with Shastri Andrea Darby

February 1st—February 3rd

Learn to Meditate! This weekend program will provide a foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. This retreat is recommended. Continue »

End of Year Cleaning: Uncovering Sacred Space

February 3rd

Every year we come together for the traditional activity of Neutral Day: Cleaning! Cleaning before the New Year is a way of attracting positive energy into the environment, or as we say in Shambhala: “Drala.” It allows us to put time and energy into uplif Continue »

Shambhala Day - Year of the Earth Boar in Brunswick

February 9th

Join us for our annual celebration of our Shambhala sangha and the lunar new year. 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 »

Recent News

  • Maine Shambhala Happenings: January 17, 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