Welcome to the St. John’s Shambhala
Meditation Group

The St. John’s Shambhala Meditation Group is part of Shambhala, a global community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and further developed by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our group presently meets at 120 LeMarchant Rd in St. John’s where we offer a periodic teachings and training workshops, and a variety of in depth Buddhist and Shambhala programs.

Meditation: Our Core Practice

The practice of meditation is the heart of all programs offered by the St. John’s Shambhala Meditation Group. Meditation is a way of slowing down and getting to know yourself, a way of making friends with your life and developing strength of mind, and a way of synchronizing body and mind in the present moment. It is a way of becoming fully present and appreciating your world.

Featured Programs and Events (More »)

Group Shambhala Sadhana and Potluck

August 14th—October 16th

All are welcome to participate in the Shambhala Sadhana practice. This will be a group practice event followed by a potluck and time to relax. Feel free to come by for for the practice, the potluck or both. Continue »

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 25th

Harvest of Peace Celebrations "When we say, “harvest of peace,” here, it is peace within ourselves- we feel like we belong, we feel like we actually want to participate in the community." Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Harvest of Peace address, 1999 T Continue »

Weekend Meditative Retreat

with Acharya Moh Hardin

November 9th—November 13th

Journey to the Heart. Save The Date for Acharya Hardin's next visit November 9-13, 2016.The path of cultivating mindfulness described in Shambhala is a journey to the heart of the matter—our human Continue »