Drala Meditation Hike: Tryon Creek State Park

July 20th

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    Room: Off Site

    Please Note: This hike meets on location NOT at the Shambhala Center. For those needing a ride from the Portland Shambhala Center, please contact Liz Howell, drala hike coordinator at [email protected]org.

    Join us for a Drala Hike in Portland’s Tryon Creek, Oregon’s only State Park within a metropolitan area. Observing noble silence, we’ll focus attention on our sensory experience as we hike meditatively in this lovely wooded terrain in SW Portland.

    Our hike will include a descent from the Nature Center down to a number of bridges, overlooking the creek, and back again. There are some steep sections of the trail, so please wear appropriate footwear. Note that any recent rains will make for muddy trails.

    Hiking Difficulty: Relatively easy
    Distance: 3 miles round trip
    Elevation: 125 foot elevation gain
    What to Bring: Appropriate footwear, water, lunch, a hat, sunscreen, rain gear, gas money for the driver, and a kneeling pad or something else to sit on for occasional stops for sitting meditation.
    Meeting Time: 11:30 AM
    Meeting Location: Tryon Creek Nature Center
    Return Time: About 2:30 pm
    Hike Leader: Linda Meretsky

    Drala hikes are open to the public. No dogs, please - For questions about this or other
    things, please contact Liz Howell, Drala Hike Coordinator.

    "By relaxing the mind, you can reconnect with that primordial, original
    ground, which is completely pure and simple. Out of that, through the
    medium of your perceptions, you can discover magic, or drala."  
    ~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche