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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

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 »

People of Color Meditation Group: Feeling the Body, Healing the Heart

March 11th—June 24th

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

Sacred Art Tour in Rockland

March 30th—March 31st

Re-Centering: A Whole Community Gathering

April 8th

As you may know, The Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center is moving. This early stage of change is an important moment for interested and dedicated practitioners to come together in community and infuse the project with all of our voices. The Governing Cou Continue »

Birth of the Warrior- Shambhala Level II in Brunswick

with Shastri Ellen Rook

April 13th—April 15th

Deepening our meditation practice allows us to observe how we personally create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. These habits trap us and prevent us from experiencing the full potential of our lives. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life - in Rockland

with Shastri Christopher St John

April 17th—May 15th

Fear is rampant in our world. On a societal level, we experience uncertainty about the future of our planet and our civilization. On a personal level, fear can manifest as anything from a nagging sense of self-doubt to a static background of anxiety. Continue »

Qigong Levels 1 & 2- Rockland

with Beth Latchis

April 21st—April 22nd

Qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, nourishes internal organs, stimulates circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity. Continue »

Drala- in Brunswick

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

April 27th—April 29th

In Brunswick. Through exploring the depth of perception one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

IKEBANA: The Art of Flowers in Brunswick

with Shastri Ellen Rook

May 5th

Japanese flower arranging, also called Ikebana, can be practiced as a contemplative art. Continue »

Warrior in the World- Shambhala Level III- in Brunswick

with Bryan Mendiola

May 18th—May 20th

Having discovered our own goodness and having begun to relax with the nature of fear, we can afford to be more daring, open, and genuine. We can extend that practice into everyday life situations without the barrier of the cocoon. This takes daring. Continue »

Recent News

  • This Week in Shambhala: March 22, 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 us … Continue