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

January 24th—May 22nd

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 »

Shambhala Day Celebration

February 10th

Shambhala Day Celebration Wednesday, February 10th (immediately following meditation) SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Based on the traditional Tibetan New Y Continue »

Tonglen Weekend via Pema Chodron Teachings

February 12th—February 13th

Tonglen Weekend ( Friday evening & Saturday) with Teaching by Pema Chodron Tonglen is a meditation practice for cultivating a compassionate heart. One of the foremost living teachers of the practice is Pema Chodron, and many of us have embraced it as a Continue »

Shambhala Spring Meditation Retreat

with Shastri Christine Heming

March 21st—March 27th

Your St. John’s Shambhala Meditation Group will be hosting the Annual Spring Retreat from March 21 to March 27, 2016 at the Rotary Sunshine Park, Shastri Christine Heming (Sloan) will be teaching on Basic Goodness 1 The Basic Goodness of Being Human. M Continue »