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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

The intention of this event is to bring community together to engage in the practice of sitting meditation and to explore issues of identity, culture, inclusion, justice, and/or power through the lens of spiritual teachings Continue »

Spark Creativity with Rebekah Younger -- in Portland

with Rebekah Younger

July 25th

SPARK CREATIVITY with Rebekah Younger, MFA "Wise, provocative, and playful..." Join us for an evening talk and discussion with artist and author Rebekah Younger. Continue »

Spark Creativity with Rebekah Younger- in Brunswick

with Rebekah Younger

July 26th

SPARK CREATIVITY with Rebekah Younger, MFA "Wise, provocative, and playful..." Join us for an evening talk and discussion with artist and author Rebekah Younger. Continue »

Be, Awake, Create: Creating as a Life Practice with Rebekah Younger- in Brunswick

with Rebekah Younger

July 27th

Using exercises from Rebekah Younger’s new book, Be, Awake, Create: Mindful Practices to Spark Creativity, explore your personal creative process with multi-media. Connect with the felt experience of now/heaven, here/earth and the energy generated when y Continue »

Awakening Your Wisdom Energies: The Practice of Maitri Space Awareness- in Brunswick

with Shastri Myra Woodruff

September 6th—September 8th

The Wisdom Energies Practice is a vehicle for self-discovery and a ground for working with others; it is for anyone who desires to live their life more fully and have skillful ways in relating with others. Continue »

A Year in Compassion-Third Segment- in Brunswick

with Judi Soule & Sarah Chandler

September 10th—October 8th

Part III Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta is the third course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teaching. 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 17th

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

The Art of Being Human- Shambhala Level I in Portland

with Jane Arthur & Shastri Christopher St. John

October 4th—October 6th

By learning to rest in the present moment through mindfulness meditation, we connect with our own inherent sanity and worthiness despite what's happening in our world.  This special weekend retreat provides a foundation for establishing a meditation pract 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

Recent News

  • Maine Shambhala Happenings: July 18, 2019

    Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. 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 Welcome@MaineShambhala.org. We will be in … Continue