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

Shambhala Day 2018 at the St. Johnsbury Center - Year of the Earth Dog

February 18th

Celebrate Shambhala Day 2018 and the Year of the Earth Dog at the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center. We'll have an I Ching reading, a brief community meeting and a potluck lunch. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Madge Rossinoff & Caroline DeMaio

March 8th—March 29th

This 4-week mindfulness meditation program is designed to help new meditators develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation to their daily lives. Continue »

Extended Sunday Sitting (Half Nyinthun)

March 18th

If you are seeking a more concentrated period of practice, we invite you to attend our Half-Nyinthun (half-day of sitting meditation). Mindfulness meditation maybe combined with a reading and contemplation or walking meditation period. Continue »