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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

Dharma Night: Exploring Truth+ Justice+ Power

July 17th—November 20th

OCTOBER 2nd TOPIC: Exploring Bi-Racial Identity Continue »

Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness- in Portland

with Shastri Christopher St. John & Karen Monahan

September 12th—October 24th

The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, and an overall sense of well-being. Continue »

People of Color Meditation Group- in Portland

September 15th—December 22nd

We come together as people of color to foster a space of safety, awareness, community, and healing. Continue »

In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying- in Brunswick

with Kathy Bither & Sarah Chandler

October 22nd—November 26th

Shambhala Art Part 1- in Portland

with Ellen Rook

October 26th - Date postponed or cancelled

What is Shambhala Art? Exploring the Art of Nonagression Continue »

Shambhala Art- Part II in Portland

with Ellen Rook

October 27th - Date postponed or cancelled

Seeing Things as They Are looks more closely at the process of perception and how our thinking influences our perceptions. Continue »

Pema's New Book- Welcoming the Unwelcome- Portland

with Karen Monahan

November 7th—December 12th

In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our ability to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Continue »

Kado- The Way of Flowers in Brunswick

with Anjie Cho

November 8th—November 10th

Kado is a contemplative/meditative art, revealing the relationship between nature, space and human awareness or unawareness of both, and simultaneously the inner relationship between our true nature or our ignorance of it. Continue »

Kado Demonstration: Contemplative Flower Arranging Friday evening Demonstration and Talk in Brunswick

with Anjie Cho

November 8th

Friday Evening Talk and Demonstration- All are welcome to this introduction to Kado Ikebana with visiting teacher Anjie Cho. Continue »

Recent News

  • October 17, 2019: Maine Shambhala Happenings

    Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. Fall 2019 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 … Continue