Center Leaders

Shambhala is a mandala (a web of relationships) continually evolving around the core principle of basic goodness and the path of individual and social enlightenment. All parts of the mandala are completely interdependent, inseparable from the center of the mandala and from each other.

The organizational structure of the mandala, includes the Three Pillars of Shambhala: Government, Practice and Education, and Dorje Kasung (Protection). The three pillars are represented at many Shambhala Centers. Several important societal functions, such as Societal Health and Well-Being, Culture and Decorum, the Arts, and the Treasury, are incorporated in the three pillars framework.

Shambhala governance is based on realizing the inseparability of the secular and the sacred. This means that Shambhala governance simultaneously embodies the essence of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, supports the unfolding of those teachings, and is itself a teaching, a practice, and a path.

All Brunswick Portland Shambhala Meditation Center members are welcome to participate in Shambhala governance through the Brunswick Portland Shambhala Council.

We encourage you to share your inspiration, questions, suggestions, concerns, or other thoughts with any of the Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center’s leaders, face to face or otherwise. Email contacts are listed below.

Governing Council

Center Director- Barbara Egan– email: BarbaraEgan.Director@MaineShambhala.org
Phone: 207-536-8689

Finance Officer- Anne Herberger-Marino– email: Finance@MaineShambhala.org

Practice & Education- Karen Monahan– email: KarenM@MaineShambhala.org

Kasung- Tim Fuller– email: Rusung@MaineShambhala.org

Culture & Decorum- 

Societal Health & Wellbeing- Brenda Thompson- email: BrendaThompson@MaineShambhala.org

Additional Members of the Executive Committee

Membership- Kathy Meade– email: KathyMeade.Membership@MaineShambhala.org

Volunteers-

Facilities- Brunswick- Walter Chop– email:BrunswickFacilities@MaineShambhala.org

             Portland- Matt Alcorn– email: PortlandFacilities@MaineShambhala.org

Communications Coordinator- Joan Carney– email: Joan@MaineShambhala.org

Desung- Open