Our community is diverse, capable, and heartfelt. Our members and friends include dedicated senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years, and enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing basic goodness and building enlightened society.


Community Events

Aging in Enlightened Society: Study Group

June 13th—July 25th

This study group will continue it's discussion of themes related to aging, caregiving, and supportive community across the challenges of loss in the senior years. Continue »

Waking to the Power of the Land: Presentation and Community Potluck

with Dr. Michael Gayner

August 26th

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Michael Gayner back to the Portland Shambhala Center for a stimulating weekend of teaching and contemplation. For information about the Saturday and Sunday program, open to all, Continue »

Diversity: Social Conditioning Video

September 24th

Details to come... Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 25th

Join our annual Autumnal Celebration and Practice! Continue »

Sakyong Mipham - Rising to the Occasion: Social Engagement in a Chaotic World

November 4th—November 5th

Save the date for this exciting and rare event Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Acharya Feel Maull in Seattle November, 2016. Continue »



Children's Day

December 18th

Details forthcoming Continue »