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 Meditation – 2nd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays, 7 – 8pm, Open to all

Kitchen Sink Dharma – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30pm, Open to all

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

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

Book Study: Lojong Slogans – The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom & Compassion – Alternate Sundays, 11am – 12pm

Compassion Meditation & Contemplation – Most Saturdays (check the monthly calendar), 8 – 9:15am, Open to all

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

Bodhisattva Study Group – Buddha Nature – 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:15 – 8:30pm

Queer Dharma – First Sunday, 2 – 4pm

Aging in Enlightened SocietyDeath: The End of Self-Improvement – 1st & 3rd Mondays, 3 – 4:30pm

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

Oregon Shambhala Women’s Group – Second Sundays at Six

Yoga for Healthy Aging – Wednesdays, 6 – 7pm


Shambhala Online
Heart of Warriorship – Shambhala Training

Art of Being Human: Level I with Acharya Arawana Hayashi – May 14-16, 2021

Birth of the Warrior: Level II with Acharya Fleet Maull – July 16-18, 2021

Warrior in the World: Level III with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown – Sept 10-12, 2021

Awakened Heart: Level IV with Acharya Mathias Pongracz – Nov 5-7, 2021

Open Sky: Level V with Gaylon Ferguson – Jan 14-16, 2022

Registering using the links above helps support the Portland center.

Portland Shambhala News