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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 

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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 

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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 

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Portland Shambhala at the People’s Climate March

For those of you who were at the center at Harvest of Peace, or were able to hear the Sakyong’s address at another center or at your home, you might have heard the Sakyong mention an event that was going on that weekend: the People’s Climate March. This event happened worldwide- with estimates between 300 … Continue 

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Meditators you can sponsor

Here is a current list of people you can sponsor for our Meditation Marathon on November 1st.  When you register as a meditator we will add your name (within a few hours or so)! Alice Price Andrew Gardner Ann Cason Chris Poor Corey Atkins Diane Pallas Janie Paige Jay Stewart Kim Crossman Leslie Halvorsen Lisa Stanley … Continue 

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September Council Meeting Summary and Meeting Notes

The PSMC Governing Council met on Thursday, September 11th, 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 9/11/14 Here is a short summary of the meeting: Kim Crossman and Chris Poor made a short presentation on the … Continue 

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Encountering Ageism, Resisting Impermanence

I had an encounter recently that I’m still thinking about. Over the last few months I’ve seen less and less of one of my best friends. I finally arranged a time for us to talk, and asked what was happening. I asked my friend for the truth, and it certainly took courage to tell me … Continue 

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Heart of recovery is back!

The Heart of Recovery is back! We took a break, we thought about it, we’ve gotten organized, it’s on the schedule, and we’re excited about it!! Please join us, AJ Rock and Ruth Hampton, on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7:15pm to 8:45pm.  Heart of Recovery welcomes anyone who has been affected by … Continue 

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Surprised to be aging and appreciating meditation

Ann Cason, who has has been bringing people together to talk about aging for many years, invited people for a potluck and discussion hosted by Dr Jenny Sasser in Ann’s backyard on August 30.  The only problem was that it looked like it was going to rain and Dr. Sasser couldn’t make it because of … Continue 

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