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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

The Joyful Snow Lion and The Paramitas: Mahayana Summer Series- in Brunswick

June 4th—July 9th

This course explores relative bodhicitta, inviting us to put our aspiration into action with the practice of the Paramitas. Continue »

An Evening of Conversation with Acharya Eric Spiegel- in Portland

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 20th

Acharya Spiegel has generously offered to share his good heart and insights with us, facilitating a brave conversation on whatever arises. He invites us to bring our own insights, questions, and good hearts. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vows- in Brunswick

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 21st—June 23rd

Refuge Vows in Brunswick

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 21st—June 23rd

Sit /Walk/Write: A Contemplative Retreat - in Portland

with Ellen Rook

July 20th

Inspired by Natalie Goldman's recent book The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language, join us for a morning meditation, movement and writing retreat. Continue »

Recent News

  • Maine Shambhala Happenings: June 20, 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 We will be in … Continue