Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 June 2004.

Phone: 207-778-6662
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from website...
"The Brunswick Portland Shambhala Buddhist Center in Maine offers meditation programs intended to help people lead a more wakeful life....The curriculum of Shambhala and Buddhist programs is based on the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and scholar Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his son and dharma heir Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche."
The community invites people who are interested in learning meditation practice and wish to experience gentleness in all areas of life to participate.


The Brunswick Portland Shambhala Buddhist Center consists of two sites: one in Brunswick and one in Portland. The Brunswick Center is located on the second floor of the Knights of Columbus Hall on 19 Mason Street. The Portland Center meets on the third floor of the Hurley Travel Services building at 415 Cumberland Avenue.

Activities and Schedule

Meditation instruction is available at no charge at all locations by prior appointment. Sunday sitting is free and open to all.
Brunswick, 19 Mason Street
Group meditation, Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. except when other events are taking place at the Center. Contact Leonard Commet Krill, 207-729-0121.
Portland, 60 Forest Avenue
Group meditation, Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Contact Carolyn Eyler at 207-775-3735.

Shambhala Training

The Center also offers Shambhala Training, which they describe as "a path of meditation founded on the insight that there is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world's problems — a wisdom that does not belong to any one culture, religion, or era."
from website... "Shambhala Training's "Heart of Warriorship" is an introduction to meditation offered in a series of 5 weekend programs (Levels I to V). Participants are given the tools needed to establish a personal meditation discipline and to incorporate the principles of warriorship — gentleness, fearlessness, precision, and humor — into daily life. Each weekend includes meditation instruction and practice, talks, discussion groups, individual interviews, and selected meals. For general information, please contact Chip Carpenter at 207-643-2746."


For more information on other classes and days of celebration, visit this webpage.