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.

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February 17th—June 30th

LEARN TO MEDITATE SESSIONS OFFERED EVERY TUESDAY Meditation Instructors and Shambhala Guides are offering “Learn to Meditate” sessions every Tuesday at 7:30PM. Anyone interested who isn’t free on Tuesday nights can make an appointment for another time Continue »

The Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 18th—July 31st

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 »

Group conversation and book study on Death and Dying

March 7th—July 4th

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 »

Annual Spring Retreat

with Shastri Christine Sloan

March 30th—April 5th

Shambhala Meditation Annual Spring Retreat. A group retreat to be held at Sunshine Rotary Park in St. John's - a chance to deepen your practice and presence with the company of fellow meditators. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Training Levels 4 & 5

with Shastri Alice Haspray

June 19th—June 22nd

This will be a combined Level 4 and 5, Awakened Heart and Open Sky. Continue »