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.
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

  • Council Pin

    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 

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    Discovering the listening cure

    One hard thing about having Parkinson’s Disease (PD), or any mysterious, poorly understood condition, is that there’s no road map. The conventional treatments are ok as far as they go, but unsatisfying: no one knows how the disease works, or how to cure it. The conventional treatments – drugs, surgery, and exercise – can treat … Continue 

  • Lawrence Ladden

    Contemplative Group Dynamics Returns to Portland in April

    Dear Shambhala Community, I’m looking forward to returning to Portland to hold a Contemplative Group Dynamics weekend Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10. It’s been four years since visiting Portland to offer the workshop and the form has developed over this time. What we are discovering in our group work is how immediately we … Continue 

  • Hand to Hand Combat

    Annual Maneuvers is a gathering where Dorje Kasung practice, train and have fun!

    by: Timaree Bierle-Dodds January 29 our main teachers Jai Crapella from Juneau, AK and Barbara Moffat from Vancouver BC arrived. Dorje Kasung from Eugene, Salem, Portland, Seattle, Bellingham and Vancouver BC attended. The first night was the opening night of Mamos chants, so people from the sangha and general public joined in practice with Kasung. … Continue