In April of 2002 a small group of individuals gathered here in Portland, Maine, for an introductory class on Buddhism. It was led by Manapa, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Community. Since that time our spiritual community, Nagaloka Buddhist Center, has grown enough to provide our own meeting place currently 1,200 sq ft space located at 54 York Street. Our mitra community continues to grow and after Aug 12th we will have 13 mitras. Our program includes weekly meditaiton sessions, Wednesday Friends' Night along with regular day retreats and events.