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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The Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 12th—December 21st

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 »

Weekend Retreat with Acharya Moh Hardin

with Acharya Moh Hardin

September 19th—September 21st

Topic: A Culture of Awake As many people introduce into their lives principles of wakefulness, such as mindfulness meditation or yoga, together we are cultivating a culture of awake. In this retreat, we will practice and explore some of the basic princ Continue »

Harvest of Peace

with Acharya Moh Hardin

September 21st

Harvest of Peace Please join in the celebration of the fall equinox called Harvest of Peace this coming Sunday, September 21st. At 11:00 am Acharya Moh Hardin will lead us in a practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. This will be followed by a Continue »

Level 3 Shambhala

with Shastri Mary Campbell

October 24th—October 26th

LEVEL 3: “WARRIOR IN THE WORLD” An important opportunity for everyone on the Way of Shambhala path who has completed Levels 1 and 2, and for repeaters as well. These pre-requisites apply. Continue »

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  • Weekend Retreat with Acharya Moh Hardin and Harvest of Peace Celebration

    September 19th – 21st, 2014 Topic: A Culture of Awake As many people introduce into their lives principles of wakefulness, such as mindfulness meditation or yoga, together we are cultivating a culture of awake. In this retreat, we will practice and explore some of the basic principles of this culture: being present and aware of … Continue