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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)! Andrew Gardner Ann Cason Chris Poor Corey Adkins Diane Pallas Janie Paige Kim Crossman Lisa Stanley Madeline Adams Nora Nichols Rayna Jacobson … 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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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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August Council Meeting Summary and Meeting Notes

The PSMC Governing Council met on Thursday, August 14th, 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 8_14_14  Here is a short summary of the meeting: Our semi-retired Finance Director, Alice Price, who is continuing to hold … Continue 

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Family camp-out at Timothy Lake

One of the things I appreciate about the Shambhala spiritual path is the Drala principle, the teaching that there is no separation between human beings and the natural environment in which we are all situated. We relate to rocks, trees, mountains, lakes, rivers, the sky, the stars, indeed all of nature, as partners with us on … Continue 

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Parkinson’s Disease Leads to Photography

In the fall of 2011 I took a vacation to southern Spain.  The architecture was spectacular and I took several hundred photos. I used a little digital snapshot camera which I had used successfully on earlier trips, but to my dismay I found that well over half of the pictures I took were unusable due … Continue 

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Amy Aycrigg and her rose and cairn Ikebana perform a poem about time.

Reflections on the 2014 Integrative Arts Festival

Last month’s Life.Art.Being. Integrative Arts Festival: restoring intimacy with our world, was full of deep learning.  Here are my reflections from the time I spent at the Festival. This year’s festival had four workshops: Active Hope, Deep Play, Authentic Movement, and Waking Up to the World and three pop-out events: a Panel Discussion called Earth … Continue 

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