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

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

May 29th—May 31st

Refuge Vow Preliminary Gathering

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 1st

Bodhisattva Vow Preliminary Gathering

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 3rd

Wisdom and Compassion: The Bodhisattva Path

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 5th—June 7th

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 & 3rd Sun 11:30am-3:30pm
We located are at:
1110 SE Alder St, Portland


Recent posts on the Portland Shambhala Blog

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    Kagyu Changchub Chuling seeking an experienced cook

    Kagyu Changchub Chuling (KCC) a Vajrayana Buddhist Center, is seeking an experienced cook to be part of a team of stipend volunteers who live and work at its rural retreat center located on 240 wooded acres outside of Goldendale, WA. This is a full-time position which is designed to bring into balance service to others … Continue 

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    I’m crying all the time…

    An interesting symptom of Parkinson’s Disease, which has developed over the past year or so, is that I’m breaking into tears at the slightest emotional provocation. I’ve always felt emotions deeply and cried relatively easily, but the present situation is something altogether different. Telling a sad story to a friend is often difficult; reading a … Continue 

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    A process for gathering feedback for the director

    Our Committee (Corey Adkins, as Chair, David Parker, Jay Stewart, and John Smith) was formed and began working in September 2014 and produced a final report that was submitted to Council at its February 2015 meeting. Portland’s feedback gathering process was the result of a contractual agreement to review the Council and the Director’s “performance, … Continue 

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    March Council Meeting Summary and Meeting Notes

    The PSMC Governing Council met on Thursday, March 19th, 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- 3/19/15 Here is a short summary of the meeting: The Council approved a proposal to create a new Council seat to … Continue