Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.


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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage, our Way of Shambhala, community, and many other programs.
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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Recent News

  • Amy Aycrigg and her rose and cairn Ikebana perform a poem about time.

    Reflections on the 2014 Integrative Arts Festival

    Last month’s Life.Art.Being. Integrative Arts Festival: restoring intimacy with our world, was full of deep learning.  Here are my reflections from the time I spent at the Festival. This year’s festival had four workshops: Active Hope, Deep Play, Authentic Movement, and Waking Up to the World and three pop-out events: a Panel Discussion called Earth … Continue 

  • Timebank coordinators reporting

    Brian Landever sent along this report: Cheerful day, Portland Shambhalians. Our Timebank has finally taken its first steps in launching. “Timebanking” is a way to exchange services with one another at no cost, trading services among our greater Shambhala community while strengthening our ties. There are now 18 members, 10 services being offered, and 3 … Continue 

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    Queer Dharma Approaches First Weekend Retreat – Reflections by Co-Coordinator Jason Bray

    As co-coordinator of the Portland Shambhala Center’s Queer Dharma group, I’m reflecting on the beginning and intention of the the program as our first weekend retreat, led by Craig Smith, fast approaches. Our Queer Dharma group is for LGBTQ people to study and practice meditation and Dharma and to discuss personal experiences. The group serves … Continue