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

End of Life Planning

October 2nd

The goal of this evening is to get together and thoughtfully prepare your Vermont Advance Directive for Health Care. We’ll have a potluck meal and get this important but often overlooked task done! Continue »

Vermont as a Model for Sustainable Living & Economics

October 13th

Join in for food, conversation and creative thinking as the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and our Center present an inspiring and interactive dialogue among experts in the fields of economics, leadership, climate action and community Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice & Potluck Meal

October 16th

Members and ESA participants - Join us for monthly Shambhala Sadhana Practice. Continue »

The Profound Treasury of the Ocean Of Dharma - The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

with Caroline DeMaio, Gail Flynn, Barbara Inskeep, Charlie Byron, Wayne Schoech

October 20th—December 15th

We will be delving deeply into Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's brilliant and evocative presentation focused primarily on the Mahayana teachings. Continue »

The Power of Communication Part Two:
 A further exploration of Non-Violent Communication 
and Internal Family Systems


with Tune Faulkner & Sara Demetry

October 23rd—November 20th

Experience the power of using mindfulness practice coupled with the teachings of Nonviolent Communication and Internal Family Systems and explore how to apply these practices in your daily life. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice & Potluck Meal

November 13th

Members and ESA participants - Join us for monthly Shambhala Sadhana Practice. Continue »