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 conversation and book study on Death and Dying

March 7th—February 6th (2016)

A Conversation on Death and Dying - The Practicalities and Book Study Group on the text "Making Friends with Death" by Judith Lief When: Saturday, Nov. 1st 3:30 pm for A Conversation; 4:15 pm for 'Book Study Continue »

Boyce Taylor Award for Compassionate Action

May 18th—December 31st

Boyce Taylor Memorial Award _ You can help build real perpetual goodness. Please donate to The Boyce Taylor Memorial Award for Compassionate Action. This will only happen if the funds are raised. Continue »

Group Shambhala Sadhana and Potluck

August 2nd—November 29th

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 »

The Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 28th—December 25th

This is the recitation of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, a chant/meditation practice of about 45 minutes in duration and is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Continue »