About the Center

At the Shambhala Meditation Center of St. Johnsbury, we are a small practicing sangha (community) of Shambhala practitioners, and we welcome people interested in meditation from all walks of life and practice to sit with us. Our Center provides ongoing mindfulness meditation practice sessions, instruction, and online classes to people in the St. Johnsbury VT locale and also the neighboring Littleton NH area. Our members and friends include dedicated senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years, and enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing basic goodness and building enlightened society.

St-Johnsbury-Shambhala membersWe also collaborate where appropriate with other Shambhala centers in the region, especially Karmê Chöling in nearby Barnet, VT, as well as Montpelier, Burlington, and White River Junction, VT in offering programs.

The Shambhala Meditation Center of St. Johnsbury is located on the second floor of a brick building in St. Johnsbury’s downtown walking block. The Center features a large shrine room, common space with a kitchen, living room and library for small group events, and two other practice/meeting spaces. The center has high-speed internet access/WiFi.

Our community is committed to creating a practice, study, and work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We strive to foster a welcoming atmosphere and to develop an inclusive and enlightened society with facilities fully accessible to all persons. Although some of our programs and events are open only to those who have fulfilled certain prerequisites, everyone is welcome at our center.

Leadership – Shambhala Meditation Center of St. Johnsbury 

  • Director: Tom Bryer
  • Practice and Education: Vicki Giella, Mary Beth Furr
  • Culture and Decorum: Madge Rossinoff
  • Rusung: (vacant)
  • Desung: Jen Castle
  • Khenchung: Wendy Stein
  • Dekyong: Merle Thompson
  • Societal Health & Well-being: (vacant)
  • MI Coordinator, Shrine Keeper: Mary Beth Furr
  • Membership: Tune Faulkner
  • Karmê Chöling Liaison: Marion English
  • Treasurer: David Hollocher
  • Publicity: Heidi Meyer-Bothling
  • Communications: David Wilde
  • “Learn To Meditate” Coordinator:  Sal DeMaio
  • Secretary: Esther Seibold
  • Librarian: Nancy Wallace

To contact Center leadership please email us. Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate person.