Learn to Meditate Workshop: Turning the Mind into an Ally

December 7th

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  • $35.00 General
  • $45.00 Patron
Room: Main Shrine Room

“With an untrained mind, we live most days at the mercy of our moods.  There is a different approach to our lives.  We can wake up to our enlightened qualities: unconditional love and compassion; uninhibited, total ease with ourselves; a clear and sharp mind.”           - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Ideal for anyone wanting an introduction to meditation, as well as those wanting to refresh their practice.  Based on the national bestseller Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, this workshop presents how “peaceful abiding” meditation enables us to cultivate our mind’s inherent stability, strength and clarity.  It includes practical instructions for developing a strong meditation practice: good sitting posture, how to relate with the breath as the object of meditation, what to do when thoughts come up, and starting a regular home meditation practice.


Generosity Policy applies: The Portland Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings. We offer a tiered pricing system in order to encourage all program participants to offer the most generous amount according to their situation. Our General Price reflects our actual costs for putting on programs. Our Generosity Policy expresses our commitment to make our programs available to all regardless of what one can pay.  For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price. You can find out more on our website.


It can be beneficial for people to repeat classes they have taken in the past. To encourage and support this, we set the registration fee for "repeaters" at 50% of the Standard Price.