The Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland is part of the global community of Shambhala. Our purpose is to contribute to a society informed by meditation  — with a culture of kindness and care, embracing the inherent goodness of every person. Our programs, groups, and community gatherings offer a way to train in spiritual warriorship, and study and practice these teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition in everyday life. Please join us in this journey!

Please Note: The Shambhala Meditation Center Of Portland Will Be Closed Until March 31, but many groups and programs well be held virtually over Zoom!

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Portland Shambhala News

  • Council Meeting on March 25

    The Council and Council members are subject to the “new normal”, so on March 25, the council met on Zoom. I was not able to attend so I watched a recording. Practice & Education virtual offerings and organizing Community Care were the main topics that were discussed. How can we maintain our practice and study … Continue 

  • Portland Shambhala Closed Through March 31

    “The current state of world affairs is a source of concern to all of us: the threat of nuclear war, widespread poverty and economic instability, social and political chaos, and psychological upheavals of many kinds. The world is in absolute turmoil. The Shambhala teachings are founded on the premise that there is basic human wisdom … Continue 

  • Council Discussions On March 3rd Meeting

    Have you ever wondered what is discussed during our monthly two hour council meetings? I volunteered to be the Council Secretary so I could help facilitate communications between our community to our council and vice versa. At my first council on 3/3/20, I realized there could be challenges to good communications. For example, how can … Continue 

  • Shambhala Day – Year of the Iron Mouse

    Shambhala Day this year was warm and remarkably pacified. Of course we began with a traditional Lhasang. In addition to sitting practice and the international broadcast, we held a fund-raising conversation, and had two people step down from the Governing Council: Bettina Hetz stepped down from her role as the Culture and Decorum representative after … Continue 

  • Relocation Team Report 2/24/2020: Search Guidelines 

    Your Portland Shambhala Meditation Center’s Relocation Team continues to search for potential properties to lease. It appears certain that the Center will need to move to a less expensive, likely smaller location within the next year. Several Sangha members have shared prospective properties with us, and the team invites everyone to “keep eyes open” for … Continue