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.

Featured Programs

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Jay Stewart & David Parker

July 29th—July 31st


with Ann Cason

August 1st—August 29th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 →


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 Sun: 12-4pm
We located are at:
1110 SE Alder St, Portland


Recent posts on the Portland Shambhala Blog

  • America and Me/Shambhala and Me (Part of the Portland Shambhala Diversity Working Group Series)

    The essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything. We can never say that we are simply falling to pieces or that anyone else is, and we can never say that about the world either. Within our lifetime there will be great problems in the … Continue 

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    June Council Meeting Summary and Meeting Notes

    The PSMC Governing Council met on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016- 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 6/2/16 This was the rescheduled date for the May Council Meeting. The regular June 16th Council Meeting was cancelled … Continue 

  • LAB 2016

    Joyful Means, or why art can save us, by Elizabeth Russell

    The intelligence that evolved us from star dust and interconnects us with all beings is sufficient for the healing of our Earth community, if we but align with that purpose.  -Joanna Macy If there is one thing that I’ve gained from my relationship to art, it’s the appreciation of the role the creative process has … Continue 

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    Council Meeting Minutes: Jan-April 2016

    Hello community, Belatedly, here is public the minutes for the three times the Council has met in 2016, January, February, and April (the March meeting was cancelled due to lack of a quorum). Public Agenda and Meeting Notes- Council Meeting 1-21-16 Public Agenda and Meeting Notes – Council Meeting 2-18-16 Public Agenda and Meeting Notes- … Continue