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 wakefulness, 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 tradition in everyday life. Please join us in this journey!

Please Note: Our center is fully virtual now, until we find a new physical location. Programs and groups are mostly being held virtually over Zoom, with some socially-distanced events held outdoors.


Our Online Offerings

Tuesday Evening Practice – 2nd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays, 7 – 8pm, Open to all

Kitchen Sink Dharma – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30pm (starts 12/15/20)

Sunday Community Practice – 9 – 10am, Open to all

Weekday Morning Meditation – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8 – 9am, Open to all

White Tara Practice – Tuesdays, 8 – 8:45am & Thursdays, 10 – 10:45am

Dharma Study Group – Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior – Alternate Sundays, 11am – 12pm

Bodhisattva Study Group – Buddha Nature – Second & fourth Mondays, 7:15 – 8:30pm

Queer Dharma – First Sunday, 2 – 4pm

Aging in Enlightened SocietyThe Five Invitations – First & third Mondays, 3 – 4:30pm

Sadhana of Mahamudra – Once a month on full moon days, 7 – 8pm

Hatha Yoga on Zoom – Wednesdays, 7 – 8pm (starts 12/9/20)

Portland Shambhala News

  • A warm welcome to Eugene

    We are working to organize a more sociable welcome event to our friends from Eugene. In the meantime, here is Zoom intro and welcome to some of our Zoom events. … Continue 

  • History & Storytelling: many homes, many contributors, many phases

    Many members of Portland Shambhala gathered to remember our history on a recent Sunday afternoon. Gardner Murphy had collected some of this recollections in advance:   General Timeline and History … Continue 

  • Training to teach and learn the Dharma

    The Shambhala project is worth pursuing. So say the cadre of Portland’s authorized Shambhala teachers and almost a dozen members of the Portland Shambhala community who are beginning a teacher … Continue 

  • Moving as an opportunity for community

    You may have heard: we’re moving.  Moving house is always chaotic, but moving a community is an opportunity for community-sized chaos! First you have to unpack everything, sort it, figure out … Continue 

  • Town Hall – July 25, 2020

    The Town Hall on July 25, 2020 invited our community to continue to explore our challenges with polarization and inclusivity. It was intended to ask whether we will be able … Continue