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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 »

Stillness and Simplicity Meditation Series- in Rockland

with Rachel Nixon & Julia Head

January 9th—January 30th

This January, join us for a kind-hearted journey into stillness and simplicity. Shamatha meditation offers an opportunity to pause and simply be with ourselves just as we are. Continue »

True Perception: Exploring Dharma Art- in Portland

with Liz Korabek-Emerson & Karen Monahan

January 16th—February 13th

True Perception: Exploring Dharma Art “In dharma art, what we are trying to do is to tame our society, including ourselves.” --Chogyam Trungpa Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I- in Rockland

with Shastri Nick Kranz

January 19th—January 21st

This weekend retreat – the Art of Being Human – is the first in a series of five trainings in the Way of Shambhala Series. Continue »

Members Aspiration Day- in Brunswick CANCELLED

January 20th

Join us as we celebrate our community and hear the news from the Center of the Mandala. 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 »


with Shastri Christopher St John

January 27th—January 28th

In Brunswick.This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. Continue »

Dharma Talk in Rockland : Cultivating Compassion

February 1st

On February 1, join Dr. John Baugher for a special evening inspired by his forthcoming book Cultivating Compassion: How Caring Can Change Who We Are (Shambhala Publications, Spring 2019). Continue »

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick

February 5th—February 14th

Mamo Chants: We will begin this year-end protector practice on Monday, February 5. These sessions are open to all practitioners. Continue »

SHAMBHALA DAY 2018 ~ Celebrating the First Day of the Year of the Earth Dog

February 16th

Stay tuned for details on our annual celebration of the Tibetan New Year! Save the date! Continue »

Recent News

  • This Week in Shambhala: January 18, 2018

      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 … Continue