Our Community

We welcome everyone to join our community in whatever way feels best!

We are a diverse group and include the span from enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering meditation to members who’ve been studying and practicing for decades.  We host programs, affinity groups and community celebrations throughout the year.

Affinity Groups

We support a rich array of Affinity Groups, which are initiated and hosted by members of the community.


If you are interested in initiating a group at the Center, reviving a group that is currently dormant, or would like more information about any of our groups please contact our Director of Societal Health and Well Being.

Community members often organize informal study groups and community gatherings as well as these scheduled ones.


Community Events

Community Conversation: Belonging in Shambhala

January 29th—March 18th

This conversation is a chance to experience the range of ways that we feel belonging and not belonging within Shambhala. The Shambhala Community Conversations series is an independent initiative of the Shambhala Process Team. Continue »

Community Conversation: Shambhala Governance

February 24th—March 10th

This first conversation in a series initiated by the Shambhala Process Team’s Governance Models Working Group is an open exploration of our community’s experiences, aspirations and questions around governance. Continue »

Community Conversation: Shambhala Practice & Study Paths

February 27th—March 19th

We will discuss our own experiences within and aspirations for Shambhala's practice and study paths. We will connect and listen deeply, and share what themes emerge with Shambhala's community and leadership, so that our voices enrich the ongoing conversat Continue »

Community Meeting

March 27th

This event is a time for the Portland and greater Oregon Shambhala community to gather together and discuss what's alive for us right now in our community. Continue »