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 & 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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    How does it feel to have Parkinson’s Disease – Revisited

    It seems like I always start from the place that having a chronic illness like PD “feels bad.” In fact it’s more complicated than that. There is some physical pain, and I suppose that this really does feel bad. But it’s more accurate to say that I feel clumsy and exhausted and shaky. Typing is … Continue 

  • Community aspiration and town hall

      From the beginning, when we were planning our community aspiration event, we knew that all 120 members couldn’t fit in the room even if everybody could be there at the same time.  So my job was to share some of the discussion and provoke reflection on some important questions that are up for all … Continue 

  • Tibetan New Year – Losar (Shambhala Day)

    Tibetan New year, also known as Losar, is the most important festival in the Tibetan calendar. Tibetan New Year is said to last 15 days, but the first 3 days are most important. It is mainly celebrated over a period of 3 days in late January or February, according to the Tibetan calendar.  (Chögyam Trungpa, … Continue 

  • Stay in touch

    There’s a lot of coming and going in the Portland Shambhala community, as there is in all communities.  People aren’t around for a while, you start to notice, and then suddenly they’re back!  Some “away times” are more colorful and interesting than others.  Anandi Gefroh and her friend Rahul Vora have just returned from a trip … Continue