What comes next after a year of zooming?

The COVID-19 pandemic made Portland Shambhala do a lot of improvisation on how to do: Zoom Practice and Education team, Council, “operations”, and all the other kinds of meetings that … Continue 

The New Shambhala Policy on Diversity, Inclusivity & Anti-Discrimination

On July 12, 2020, the Shambhala Board of Directors approved the Policy on Diversity, Inclusivity & Anti-Discrimination. This policy became effective on Shambhala Day, 2021 and will be reviewed on … Continue 

2021 – PSMC Year of the Iron Ox I Ching Reading

Farewell to 2020, Year of the Iron Mouse. It was a year characterized by intense global challenges, but through the mouse’s characteristics of cheerfulness, cleverness, and sociability, we found new … Continue 

New Years news

In case you missed the Shambhala Day broadcast, here is a recording of it.  One of the day’s events, before the International Broadcast, was throwing the I Ching for Portland.  … Continue 

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Reflections on our retreat: Windhorse for the New Year

I wanted to share some reflections from the Sangha Retreat, “Windhorse for the New Year” with Shastri Janet Bronstein.  Whether you were able to participate or not, there’s plenty to … Continue 

Three-Fold Logic of Sangha

Jack Bodner came across a scanned, un-signed document titled “Three-Fold Logic of Deleks”.  He shared it and I thought it could easily be retitled “The Three-Fold Logic of Sangha”.  Here … Continue 

Gratitude all around

We received this lovely card from Margaret Beilharz recently: It has to be said that the gratitude is mutual.  New faces in our practice events and community gatherings are welcome … Continue 

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