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.


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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 →

Recent News

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    The 2014 Drala Hike schedule unveiled

    After a lot of careful planning, the Drala Hike leaders Alice Price, Anandi Gefroh, Annie Popkin, Candace Stoughton, David Parker, Joan Sears, Liz Howell, Mark Douglass, and Yael Routtenberg have unveiled the schedule for 2014.  With the beautiful weather that we are now glimpsing, it’s time to write all these dates down in your calendar! Also, … Continue 

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    Portland premier of “Contentment” on April 12

    Contentment is the new work for wind ensemble by Portland Shambhala Center member Mary Ellen Grace and Kelly Dugger. It had its world premiere on March 29 in Las Vegas. The Spring show of The Portland Gay Symphonic Band is on April 12. Mary Ellen will be conducting her new composition, Contentment, at that time. She writes: We are … Continue 

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    March Council Meeting Summary and Notes

    The PSMC Governing Council met on Thursday, March 13th, 2014- the meeting notes, where you can find more details about what was discussed at our meeting, are accessible here: Council Agenda and Meeting Notes- Council Meeting March 13th, 2014 Here is a short summary of the meeting: -The Council heard and discussed a proposal by … Continue