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.


New to Shambhala?

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.

Office Hours & Location

Our Office Hours are:
Tue & Thu: 4-8pm
1st & 3rd Sun 11:30am-3:30pm
We located are at:
1110 SE Alder St, Portland
Katie Baingbridge

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

  • Announcing the Appointment of Jack Bodner as Center Chagdzö

    The Governing Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Bodner as the Chagdzö (Bursar) of our local center. The Council was unanimous in recommending him for this position, and his appointment has been confirmed by the Chagdzö Kyi Khyap, Connie Brock. He will formally take his seat on Shambhala Day for a three year term of … Continue 

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    Why meditate?

    I spend what seems to me a lot of time meditating and sometimes I wonder why. There is getting to be a lot of evidence that any kind of mindfulness practice is good for one’s health, and I can certainly testify to that from my experience. When I meditate (and I’m talking about shamatha here – … Continue 

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    Upcoming arts happenings

    It’s interesting how the arts folks in our community combine business and pleasure.  When Amy Aycrigg sends out the Ikebana Practice schedule it has all kinds of juicy tidbits about the past, the future, and how they mix.  Start with a message from erstwhile blogger Caitlin Bargenquast: “On Sunday Dec 14th (12-2pm) I’m joining the … Continue 

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    Reflection and feedback

    View.  Shambhala leadership is a path, both for individual office-holders and for all of us who are involved in creating the culture of enlightened society. The Sakyong has spoken of leadership as the natural fruition of the Shambhala teachings, and as such has stressed the need for all of us to deepen our understanding and … Continue