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.

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
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 →


Recent News

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    Holiday Gift Drives

    “A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” –Buddha The Portland Shambhala Center is taking part in two Holiday / Winter Gift Drives this year: with Human Solutions and SMYRC. We invite you to offer new items from each wishlist by dropping them in the … Continue 

  • November Council Meeting Summary and Meeting Notes

    The PSMC Governing Council met on Thursday, November 20th, 2014- 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 11/20/14 Here is a short summary of the meeting: The Council discussed the recent thefts that have occurred at the center, … Continue 

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    Why do I want to heal?

    I could easily fill my entire day with activities aimed at benefiting my health: meditation for peace of mind, dance workouts for my balance and coordination, stretching to combat rigidity, riding my bike to keep my aerobic exercise up, writing exercises to keep my handwriting somewhat legible, vocal exercises to try to keep my voice … Continue 


    Little changes that add up to enlightened society

    Making enlightened society possible involves a lot of little steps that are not always visible until you take a bend in the path.  For the past several months I’ve been working with two relatively invisible master-data-base-administrators in Shambhala, Bernard Spiegeleer in Köln, Germany and Candlin Dobbs in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. We doing a demonstration project … Continue