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

The Path of Individual Liberation - Discussion Group with Recorded Teachings

with Acharya Emerita Judy Lief

September 24th—November 12th

Connect to the magic of Chogyam Trungpa’s own words with the wisdom of shared inquiry. Continue »

Fully Alive: A Recorded Retreat on Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

with Acharya Pema Chödron

October 6th—October 27th

In this recorded retreat, Pema Chödrön provides a wealth of wisdom for learning to step into the river of life: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. It’s the secret of being fully alive. Continue »

The Power of Place - Touching the Earth

with Bob Taylor

October 9th—October 10th

In this outdoor program we will visit the woods, connecting to and exploring ourselves and that place through immersion and sitting meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Community Art, Craft and Specialty Products Market and Benefit

November 20th—November 21st

This uplifted market of art, craft and specialty food and wellbeing products made by our local sangha members will benefit a shelter for homeless persons in St. Johnsbury. Continue »