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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

Wisdom in Everyday Life- in Portland

with Karen Monahan & Barbara Egan

March 7th—April 11th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Participants will receive practical instructions for discovering trust and magic, even in the midst of challenge. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both conte Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life- in Brunswick

with Toby Sifton

March 7th—April 11th

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 »

No Time to Lose: Book Study in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

March 15th—April 19th

No Time to Lose- Pena Chodron A timely Guide tot he Way of the Bodhisattva Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life in ROCKLAND

with Rachel Nixon

March 28th—April 25th

In Rockland at the Dancing Elephant Yoga Studio, this series will introduce Shambhala and meditation. Continue »


April 4th

In Brunswick Anniversary of the death of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. All welcome. Continue »

Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

April 6th

An ideal way to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice if meditation into your life. Continue »

Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick

April 6th

Meditation interviews with Shastri Christopher St John. Schedule your appointment. Continue »

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- PORTLAND

April 13th

Monthly Second Thursday Evening Dharma Talks. Continue »

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice- Brunswick

April 15th

All community members are welcome to attend the Shambhala Sadhana full moon gatherings! Please join us for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the basic goodness of self, others, and society. Continue »

The Birth of a Warrior: Shambhala Level II in Brunswick

with Shastri Andrea Darby

April 21st—April 23rd

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. Continue »

Recent News

  • march-30-newsletter

    This Week in Shambhala: March 30, 2017

      Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. Our Spring Season Schedule is up online. We invite you to check out our classes and retreats in Brunswick, Portland and Rockland. 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 … Continue