About Us

Dharmata Sanghas in Maine follow the
Teachings & Meditation Practices of
Anam Thubten
"Welcome Everybody"


"First we have to come to believe that enlightenment is possible. 
We must know that each of us can glimpse enlightenment at any given moment,
whenever we are ready. ... Enlightenment is always knocking on our door. 
This is not just some kind of optimistic Buddhist good news. This is the truth." 
~  Anam Thubten
    Anam Thubten's approach is light and affably in tune to the way Buddhism has and is evolving in the West; more informal, less ritualistic and experiential rather than conceptual. He speaks and engages us in a clear and simple way about what matters most on our path; whether we call it liberation, nirvana, freedom, or enlightenment; by dissolving our egoic self ~ which is an ever-present possibility in each and every moment ~ through the realization of our true nature.
     His teachings are wondrously fresh and clear, gently to-the-point, deeply insightful, frequently humorous, and always the embodiment of genuine compassion and wisdom, which reaches both heart and mind.
      Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Among his many teachers, his most formative guides were Khenpo Chopel, Lama Garwang and Tibetan Master & Yogi, Lama Tsurlo.
     He is the founder and spiritual advisor of Dharmata Foundation, teaching widely in the U.S. and occasionally abroad. He is also the author of the books, "No Self No Problem" and "The Magic of Awareness". 
     Through the essential wisdom of Buddhism and his personal experience on the spiritual path, Anam Thubten brings alive the timeless teachings of the Buddha and welcomes everyone to participate.
Dharmata Sanghas in Maine 
The Dharmata Sanghas in Maine page has a listing of all of the Sanghas in Maine.  Each Dharmata Maine Sangha has or will have (we are currently updating our site) a webpage and subpages on this site.  Click on the List or the name of the Sangha (on the vertical bar under "Navigation" on the right) to link to their page for all of their information.
We in Maine are very fortunate to be one of the sites where Anam Thubten holds an annual retreat.
See our Maine Retreat info page:
To View A Recent Teaching from his Sangha in California:   www.dharmata.org/teachings



"When we leave mind alone, we arrive at a point where mind dissolves and where we know nothing

and we are left innocent like a newborn child. Then the ground of all things reveals itself.

Emptiness reveals itself, just like when the clouds move away, the majestic mountain reveals itself.

Then we glimpse the ground of all things without any veils, barricades, or walls between our

consciousness and the truth itself.  We glimpse it just as we glimpse everything around us. 

Then absolute truth is transparent, immediate, and luminous."
 ~ The Magic of Awareness, Anam Thubten
Anam Thubten is  pronounced [AH-nam Tub-ten]  The 1st syllable of the first name is slightly accented, the 'h' is silent and the 'u' is short.