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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

August 31st—December 28th

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 »

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. - PORTLAND

September 14th—December 14th

Monthly Second Thursday Evening Dharma Talks. Continue »

Dharma Talk Series- Rockland

October 5th—December 7th (2018)

Join us for our fall dharma talk series with three Shambhala Buddhist teachers. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life in Rockland

October 24th—November 21st

Joy in Everyday Life is a five-week meditation course in the Shambhala tradition. The class examines the Buddhist teachings on compassion and loving-kindness. Continue »

Milarepa: Lessons from the Life and Songs of Tibet's Great Yogi- in Portland

with Shastri Christopher St John

November 7th—December 12th

Book Study: Renowned meditation master Chögyam Trungpa retells the stories and realization songs of Tibet's best-known and most-beloved religious figure--and reveals how they relate to our everyday lives. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life- in Brunswick

with Bryan Mendiola & Joan Carney

November 8th—December 6th

In Brunswick -.Meditation in Everyday Life- Introduction to Meditation and Everyday Awareness. The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, & an overall sense of well-being. But those benefits are just the Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life- in Brunswick

with Shastri Angela Lutzenberger & Tim Fuller

November 14th—December 12th

In Brunswick. Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Participants will receive practical instructions for discovering trust and magic, even in the midst of challenge. Continue »


with Acharya Eric Spiegel

December 1st—December 3rd

In Brusnwick. The Way of Shambhala I culminates in the Rigden Weekend. The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of the Way of Shambhala culminate in unconditional confidence. Confidence that comes from genuineness and wakefulness instead of aggressi Continue »

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

December 9th

All community members are welcome to attend the Shambhala Sadhana full moon gatherings! Please join us for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the basic goodness of self, others, and society. Continue »

Early Winter Meditation Gathering- Rockland

December 10th

Gather with new and old friends for a quiet morning of meditation, reflection, and sharing. Continue »

Recent News

  • This Week in Shambhala: November 16, 2017

      Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. Classes and weekend retreats are up on the website for Fall 2017. We would like to invite you to review and begin to create space for when you will be joining us. Looking forward to seeing you this fall! Our website offers a lot of information regarding local offerings, … Continue