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.
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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 →


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

  • Personal thoughts on Cultivating the Path of Protection

    Kristen Mullen writes about why she is looking forward to participating in Cultivating the Path of Protection: Hearts and Minds in Action with Dr. Michael Gayner & Steve Seely  on August 8th and 9th: “As a Chaplain in training here at Portland’s regional trauma center I work with conflict and confusion daily.  Confusion/aggression arises and … Continue 

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    Taking Refuge

    Willa Schneberg sent along these photos and recollections based on entries in her personal journal: Sunday, June 7th was the day I and about twenty other people would take refuge. I have been attending the Portland Shambhala Center for over fifteen years. In 2004, I went on a Buddhist pilgrimage to sites important in the life … Continue 

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    June Council Meeting Summary and Meeting Notes

    The PSMC Governing Council met on Thursday, June 18th, 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 6/18/15 Here is a short summary of the meeting: The Council discussed a regional gathering of Pacific Northwest Directors that … Continue 

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    Co-Creating a Vision of Shambhala

    In May, I attended a series of programs in Mexico, the Ziji Collective International Summit, and Ziji Leadership Retreat. You may remember last year I attended the Summit in San Fransisco, which I wrote a blog post about. This year it was hosted by the Mexico City sangha, and was accompanied by a 5 day retreat … Continue