Drala Meditation Hike: Falls Creek Falls

October 13th

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    Room: Off Site

    Join us for a Drala Hike in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This trail follows Falls
    Creek, climbing through a 30-60 year old forest for about 1 1/2 miles. A cable
    suspension bridge spans a rock gorge providing spectacular views of the white water
    of Falls Creek. We'll combine hiking with meditation while observing noble silence.

    Hiking Difficulty: Relatively easy/Moderate. Path narrows at certain points with steep fall offs requiring
    sure-footed steps. The hike is ~3.4 miles round trip with a 700 foot elevation gain.
    What to Bring: Bring water, lunch, hiking clothes appropriate for October forest weather, including
    rain gear (just in case), gas money for the driver, and a kneeling pad or something
    else to sit on for occasional stops for sitting or meditation. 
    Meeting Time: 9:00 AM
    Meeting Location: Portland Shambhala Center

    Return Time: About 5:30 pm. Drive to the trailhead is ~ 1.5 hour each way
    Hike Leader: Jay Stevens

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

    Photo credit: Oregon - Falls Creek Falls  by Jeff Krause on Flickr

    "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