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!

Portland Shambhala News

  • Have you heard about the Center relocation discussions?

    On Sunday Sept. 8 about 20 of us engaged in a lively exploration of the options open to our Center either for renewing our lease or leasing another space. Our lease for $3,000/month ends on Jan. 31, 2020. We have new landlords and are in discussions with them about a new, affordable lease. Affordability is … Continue 

  • Relocation News Bulletin as of August 24th

    Given that our current lease at Carnegie ends at the end of January 2020, five months away, the Relocation Team has been busy exploring our options. First, some of us had a congenial meeting with the new owners, Craig and Cameron. They intend to make minor improvements to the building including, if possible, an ADA … Continue 

  • Some certainty in Shambhala

    In this video Janie and I discuss some clarity and certainty that’s emerging in Shambhala.  The recent letter from the Interim Board has useful details about a level of stability in Shambhala that we haven’t had for the past months.  It involves investment in infrastructure and development of care and conduct training for all people … Continue 

  • Relocation update: Reaching out to three local Lutheran churches

    Relocation News: One of our strategies for securing a home for our practice has been to look at Sharing space with an existing community–church, yoga center, other community oriented non-profit.  Mark Douglass has reached out to local Lutheran churches to inquire about options for sharing/renting space on an ongoing basis.  Here’s his report: Leaven Community … Continue 

  • Reporting on the PSMC Council Retreat

    For the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center’s first Council retreat this year, we decided to not emphasize note-taking and a tight agenda (agendas and minutes are a hallmark of how we work month-to-month).  So in this 7 minute video Janie and I attempt to reflect on what was important and useful in our retreat.  Obviously we … Continue