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 

Four Years Later: A Look Back (and Forward) at our Societal Health and Well-Being

When I took my leadership oath as council representative for Societal Health and Well-Being at our Harvest of Peace festival in September, 2016, I came into the seat with a … Continue 

Community Conversation — July 11th, 2020

  So much had been happening in our community and in Shambhala at large that the Portland Shambhala council felt that we needed to stop and check in with each … Continue 

Midsummer’s Day Eve Town Hall – June 20, 2020

Fourteen of us joined the Portland Shambhala Center virtual town hall on June 20, 2020. We started with three check-in questions: What have you most appreciated in your experience of … Continue 

Leaving the Carnegie Library Building: First Steps

On June 16, members of the Portland Shambhala Council and Relo Team prepared a proposal to our landlord for terminating our lease early. We face some real challenges: our income … Continue 

Council Meeting – 5/5/20

The Portland Shambhala Center Council met on Tuesday, May 5. The general themes of the meeting were our current financial situation, potential future scenarios, and the first steps we need … Continue