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.

Featured Programs

AGING IN ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY: The Landscape of Aging

with Ann Cason

January 11th—February 15th

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with David Parker & Lee Scher

January 13th—February 10th

Neutral Day Activities

February 9th—February 12th

Shambhala Mixer

February 11th

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 →

Membership

shambhala-day-2014The Portland Shambhala Meditation Center is a member supported organization. Membership is a way to express appreciation for what Shambhala provides and help make it available to others. Learn more about getting involved. - See more detail here.

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

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Recent posts on the Portland Shambhala Blog

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    What is Body in relationship with mind? Charity, activity, and mindfulness reconciled

    We all know Shamatha meditation is not about getting into a trance – let alone get rid of thoughts. I find a regular exercise routine helps me getting focused and mindful – in combination with my daily meditation practice. It helps me be kind to others and myself, and be present. There is a different, … Continue 

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    December Council Meeting Summary and Meeting Notes

    The PSMC Governing Council met on Thursday, December 17th, 2015- the meeting notes, where you can find more details about what was discussed at our meeting, are accessible here: Public Agenda and Meeting Notes- Council Meeting 12/17/15 Here is a short summary of the meeting: The Council issued final approval for the 2016 Budget. The Council … Continue 

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    December Council Retreat Summary and Meeting Notes

    The PSMC Governing Council had its Winter Council retreat on Saturday, December 5th, 2015- the meeting notes, where you can find more details about what was discussed at our meeting, are accessible here: Public Winter Retreat Agenda and Minutes- 12/5/15 Here is a short summary of the meeting: The Council discussed our views on authority within the … Continue 

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    What is Victory Over War? A Peek into a View of Kasungship

    When I began exploring Buddhism and meditation over 20 years ago, I kind of hoped that the dharma would give me a free pass: no more conflict and the discomfort it brings. I hoped that enlightenment would come easily in the form of being free from my pain, always full of kindness for others, and … Continue