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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Featured Programs

Shambhala Day 2016 | Year of the Fire Monkey

February 13th

Everyone is warmly invited to celebrate Shambhala Day 2016 - the Year of the Fire Monkey - at the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice & Potluck Meal

February 21st

Members and ESA participants - Join us for monthly Shambhala Sadhana Practice, followed by a potluck meal. Continue »

An Evening with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

March 8th

The St. Johnsbury Center is delighted to present a talk with Shastri Ethan Nichtern. Copies of his book, The Road Home, will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is free and open to the public. Continue »

The Power of Communication: An exploration drawing on Non-Violent Communication and Internal Family Systems

with Tune Faulkner & Sara Demetry

April 7th—April 28th

In this 4 week course, we learn the power of using mindfulness practice coupled with the teachings of Non-Violent Communication. Continue »