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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

Glimpses of Mahamudra - in Portland

with Shastri Christopher St John

May 2nd—June 13th

Mahamudra is a meditation tradition within tantric Buddhism that points to the nature of awareness itself, elevating our ordinary perception to the level of the sacred. Continue »

Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

June 1st

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

Mindful Living Retreat: A Day of Meditation in Rockland

with Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

June 11th

Open to everyone; please preregister Taking time to sit in meditation is a powerful gift - to yourself, to your family, and to your community. Continue »

Senior Buddhist teacher Judith Lief:

with Judy Lief

June 14th

Senior Buddhist teacher Judith Lief, will give a public talk at the Brunswick Shambhala Center on Wednesday, June 14 at 7pm on “The Mandala Principle.” Continue »


June 24th

Summer is a time of expansion and activity, of growth and richness. We celebrate together. Continue »

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 »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky in Brunswick

with Frank Ryan

October 13th—October 15th

In Brunswick. Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind- a delightful source of wisdom and uplifting energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment Continue »

Social Meditation

with Shastri Nick Kranz

October 27th—October 29th

This program is designed for anyone who would like to bring the view of meditation further into their daily life, as well those wishing to develop leadership skills and learn practices to foster enlightened culture in their communities. Continue »


with Acharya Eric Spiegel

December 1st—December 3rd

In Brusnwick. The Way of Shambhala I culminates in the Rigden Weekend. The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of the Way of Shambhala culminate in unconditional confidence. Confidence that comes from genuineness and wakefulness instead of aggressi Continue »

Recent News

  • This Week in Shambhala, May 18, 2017

      Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. 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 connecting with a person directly, please … Continue