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 Sadhana Practice & Potluck Meal

June 19th

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

Annual Fundraising Yard Sale

June 25th

Save the date (and start earmarking the items you'd like to donate) for the most delightful yard sale of the season! Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice & Potluck Meal

July 17th

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