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Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

The Shambhala Meditation Center of St Johnsbury is located in the heart of downtown St. Johnsbury, serving a population of meditators who live in northern Vermont and New Hampshire. We invite you to explore our Center and our programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and goodness. We offer public meditation and Shambhala Buddhist teachings, as well as connections to advanced contemplative practices at other Shambhala Centers.

“Enlightened society is not a utopia, but a place where we are brave enough to see— and be—just who we are, surrendering our fantasies of something better. When we do that, the discovery of our own goodness on this planet becomes an exercise in appreciation and wonderment. Slowing down to self-reflect and feel our worthiness, and to feel confidence in it, creates space. Then we have the actual intelligence to know which way to go.”

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle

 

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New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our center offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

Joy in Everyday Life

with Ella Reznikova, Caroline DeMaio, Aaron de Long

October 9th—October 23rd - Date cancelled

Head into autumn with inspiration for a life of bravery and freedom from doubt. Continue »

Wilderness, Discovery and Nowness

with Bob Taylor

October 24th—October 25th

Wilderness, Discovery and Nowness with Bob Taylor Friday, October 24, 7pm & Saturday, October 25, 9 am- 8pm Immersive experiences in our day-to-day life--cooking, arranging flowers, being in a relationship--bring us into direct contact with reality. Continue »

Qigong for Health

with Beth Latchis

November 1st—November 2nd

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing practice of Qigong, the ancient Daoist practice of energy cultivation and circulation. Continue »