Drala Meditation Hike: Oak Island

September 25th

Date details +
    Room: Off Site
    Program Registration is Closed.

    RESCHEDULED to Friday, 9/25: 4-8:30pm
    Join us for an evening Drala Hike around Oak Island on Sauvie Island.  This is a wildlife-rich oak grassland in the middle of Sturgeon Lake.  We may see sandhill cranes or other migrating birds.  We will be combining hiking with meditation and observing noble silence.

    Hiking Difficulty (easy):
    Distance: 2.9 mile loop
    Elevation gain: none

    What to Bring:
    Water, a light supper, rain gear, binoculars if you have them, Sauvie Island parking permit if you have one (see parking permit info below) and a kneeling pad or something else to sit on for occasional stops for sitting meditation.

    Meeting Time: 4:00 pm
    Meeting Location: Oak Island Trail entrance
    Driving directions: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Oak_Island_Trailhead
    Return Time: About 8:30 pm 
    Hike leaders: Annie Popkin

    Parking Permit: Parking permits are required on Sauvie Island to park in all wildlife areas on the island. Daily permits are $10.00; annual permits are $30.00. 

    Permits can be purchased at:

    • Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife – 18330 N. W. Sauvie Island Road – 503.621.3488
    • The Cracker Barrel Store – 15005 N. W. Sauvie Island Road (just over the Sauvie Island Bridge)
    • Reeder Beach RV Country Store – 26048 N. W. Reeder Road
    • 7-11 Convenience Store – 11310 NW St Helens Rd in Linnton (off Island)

    For more information about parking permits, including buying parking permits online, go the the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife website.

    Due to Covid-19, registration required for all drala hikes. When you register (below), you will be asked to list an emergency contact's name and number and it will also ask you to check a box indicating that you consent to to this release form (releasing Shambhala from liability). Registration closes 24 hours prior to hike. For late registration, contact Annie, the Drala Hike Leader, directly.

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

    [Oak Island, September 2018. Photo by David Parker and Annie Popkin]

    "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

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