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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

Ordinary Wisdom: A Meditation Group for the Young and Young at Heart- Portland

December 28th—May 31st

Ordinary Wisdom: A Meditation Group for the Young and Young at Heart When so many societal norms, expectations, and values have changed and come into question, how do young people understand their place and purpose? No age limit; topics aim 20s and 30s Continue »

Lojong- in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

January 24th—February 28th

This class will use Chogyam Trungpa’s Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume II: The Bodhisattva Path section on the teachings on lojong, or mind training. Continue »

Art of Conversation Study Group- in Rockland

with Cindy Kava & Sydney Hall

February 20th—March 20th

From the ground of conversation arises the magic of our relationships. – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche The Art of Conversation is a five-week course inspired by the Sakyong's new book, The Lost Art of Good Conversation. Join us! Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Level I in Brunswick

with Shastri Veit Weber

February 23rd—February 25th

In Brunswick. This first weekend program in the Way of Shambhala series introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: FRIDAY NIGHT TALK - in Brunswick

with Shastri Veit Weber

February 23rd

Friday Evening Opening Talk for the first weekend retreat of the Way of Shambhala series introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of Shambhala. Open to Public! Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life in Portland

with Sarah Chandler & Liz Korabek-Emerson

March 6th—April 3rd

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 »

Windhorse- in Brunswick

with Mary Lang

March 9th—March 11th

In Brunswick. "Raising windhorse is raising a wind of delight and power and riding on that energy. ... ... the personal experience of this wind comes as a feeling of being completely and powerfully in the present." Continue »

Social Meditation- in Rockland

with Maggie Karoff & Beverly Feldt

March 12th—April 30th

Shambhala Level II: The Birth of a Warrior- in Rockland

with Mark Seibold & Elizabeth Peterson

March 16th—March 18th

The Birth of the Warrior weekend looks at how to recognize the habitual patterns that prevent us from opening to the experience of basic goodness. Continue »

Recent News

  • This Week in Shambhala: February 15, 2017

    Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. Classes and weekend retreats for Winter 2018 can be found here. More to come. 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 … Continue