Wilderness, Discovery & Nowness program

Participants in the Wilderness, Discovery & Nowness program

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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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 →

Featured Programs

Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Sakyong's Enthronement

July 5th

Join us for practice and some social time as we celebrate the Sakyong, or Earth Protector, who inspires sacredness, compassion, and basic goodness in individuals and society. Continue »

Contemplative Gardening

with Jan Enthoven

July 11th

This daylong workshop, held at the organic gardens of Karme Choling in Barnet, VT, explores a contemplative approach to gardening and building healthy soil. Continue »

Summer Gathering

August 1st

Save the date for the ever-popular summer gathering of the St. Johnsbury sangha at the home of Gregory McNally and Tune Faulkner in Wheelock. Continue »