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

  • Tea and meditation in Hillsboro

    A year ago several Shambhalians from the Hillsboro area got together for tea, conversation, and getting to know each other at the home of Kim McCoy (now Talbot McCoy).  They discussed how they could support each other’s meditation practice and connect more with each other as a community.  The topic of lojong came up in that … Continue 

  • Accepting small improvements

    Last Tuesday night a small group of us gathered in the smaller shrine room to read some of Sakyong Mipham’s Turning the Mind into an Ally together.  The Meditation Warriors book study group meets the first and third Tuesday after the regular open sitting practice.  Reading bits of a book together like that is a great … Continue 

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    Nice and dry on a dark and stormy Halloween

    About 25 people gathered at the Portland Shambhala Center to  stay dry at our Halloween hang out on Saturday October 31 — during one of the hardest rainstorms so far this season. Costumes and food — what a combo!  Michele Caulkins did the food: Deborah Kuprunas, Margaret Bell, and Jude Cope did the decorations. Food … Continue 

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    How do you see it?

    If meditation gradually shifts how we see the world, a community of meditators has the extra benefit of giving us a glimpse of how other meditators see it.  Our website and this blog is a great place for sharing what you see, whether it’s an event like what happened at an event, thoughts on your … Continue