Mindful Families Program

We’ll have various programs throughout the year with opportunities for working with children and youth, including:

  1. Mindful Path for Families (our five-Sunday inter-generational mindfulness practice and education program)
  2. Nature hikes and campouts
  3. A family retreat
  4. Children’s Day and other Shambhala festivals

We expect to add more as time goes along!

Training for those interested in teaching mindfulness in the Portland Shambhala Center’s new family program is scheduled for the Fall of 2014.  We’ll discuss principles of enlightened leadership according to the view of Shambhala enlightened society, and identify age-appropriate activities and skills to be used as part of the general curriculum. Contact Mark Douglass, Family Council Chair, if interested. Teachers are required to have a stable meditation practice, some experience working with children, and be able to pass a state criminal background check.