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

What Is Real - The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

February 16th—March 23rd

Our second program in the Basic Goodness Series emphasizes core Buddhist teachings and the natural world. This course helps reveal the magic and wonder of the world. Continue »

Shambhala Day at Karmê Chöling

February 27th

The St. Johnsbury Center will celebrate Shambhala Day 2017 with our friends at Karmê Chöling. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2017 at the St. Johnsbury Center - Year of the Fire Bird

March 4th

Celebrate Shambhala Day 2017 and the Year of the Fire Bird at the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center. We'll have an I Ching reading, a presentation on the Shambhala Lineage Thangka, a brief community meeting and potluck snacks. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice & Potluck Meal MARCH

March 12th

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

Who Am I - The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Acharya Adam Lobel

March 30th—May 4th

Our third program in the Basic Goodness Series focuses on our understanding of self. Continue »