Drala Meditation Hike: Sunset on Powell Butte

October 18th

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    Room: Off Site
    Program Registration is Closed.

    Join us for an evening Drala Hike on Powell Butte, rain or shine. Meet at the Springwater Corridor entrance (SE Foster and 145th St) and hike through Douglas Fir, Cedar, and Bigleaf Maple up to the big sky trail around the top, with views to all the mountains if we are fortunate and weather permits.  We will be combining hiking with meditation and observing noble silence.

    Hiking Difficulty (moderate):
    Distance: 4 mile loop
    Elevation gain: 600 ft

    What to Bring:
    Mask or face covering, water, snacks, rain gear, a head lamp or flashlight, and a kneeling pad or something else to sit on for occasional stops for sitting meditation.

    Meeting Time: 4:00 PM
    Meeting Location: Springwater Corridor entrance: SE Foster and 145th St (where SE 145th St meetings the Springwater Corridor Trail one block north of SE Foster). Free parking. Trimet #10 serves this location.

    Return Time: About 7:00 PM
    Hike leaders: Annie Popkin and David Parker

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

    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 the Drala Hike Leaders directly.


    [Powell Butte, November and December, 2019. Photos 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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