Upcoming Programs

Aging Group - Death: The End of Self-Improvement

December 7th—May 3rd

The Portland Aging group, Aging in Enlightened Society, is a social group for those who are experiencing aging – whether it be turning 40 or 70. The group is currently reading DEATH: The End of Self-Improvement by Joan Toliffson. Continue »

Deepening in Compassion II: The Paramitas

January 9th—March 20th

Please join us online at the Portland Shambhala Center for the second course of a four-part series, Deepening in Compassion. Part II introduces the honored Buddhist practices of Generosity, Discipline, Patience, Exertion, Meditation and Prajna/wisdom. Continue »

Compassion Meditation & Contemplation

January 16th—March 27th

This session of meditation, contemplation, and discussion supports our Deepening in Compassion online class. Although our focus is on learnings and reflections arising from the Deepening In Compassion class, this gathering is open to all. Continue »

White Tara w Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

January 17th—April 11th

Practice the healing, soothing practice of White Tara, offered free of charge, once a month, by Shambhala Online. Continue »

Werma Feast

January 23rd—December 12th

The Werma Sadhana is a profound key to understanding and manifesting awake society in our lives. This practice is open to students who have received authorization in advance. Continue »

Community Conversation: Belonging in Shambhala

January 29th—March 18th

This conversation is a chance to experience the range of ways that we feel belonging and not belonging within Shambhala. The Shambhala Community Conversations series is an independent initiative of the Shambhala Process Team. Continue »

Heart of Warriorship I-III

with Ginny Evans & Mark Hazell

January 29th—May 1st

The Heart of Warriorship is a series of contemplative Shambhala workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. This program encompasses the first three of five programs in the full Heart of Warriorship curriculum. Continue »

Community Conversation: Shambhala Governance

February 24th—March 10th

This first conversation in a series initiated by the Shambhala Process Team’s Governance Models Working Group is an open exploration of our community’s experiences, aspirations and questions around governance. Continue »

Community Conversation: Shambhala Practice & Study Paths

February 27th—March 19th

We will discuss our own experiences within and aspirations for Shambhala's practice and study paths. We will connect and listen deeply, and share what themes emerge with Shambhala's community and leadership, so that our voices enrich the ongoing conversat Continue »

Book Study: Lojong Slogans

February 28th—August 1st

This is a free drop-in book study group for all students, practiced and new alike. Please join us! Continue »

The Birth of the Warrior - Shambhala Training Level II - PNW Regional Online Event

with Cameron Wenaus

March 5th—March 27th

Shambhala Training Level II: The Birth of the Warrior is about facing the habitual patterns that obscure our basic goodness and sanity. Prerequisite: Art of Being Human Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Core Foundational Teachings

with Gaylon Ferguson

March 6th

In the first presentations by the Buddha, he introduced many core teachings, particularly the Four Noble Truths. We are encouraged to realize the truth of suffering, understand the causes of suffering, and walk the path to liberation from suffering. Open Continue »

Trident Study & Practice

March 7th

This group is restricted to authorized students of Trident Book Three. Please contact Timaree at [email protected] for the Zoom link, to RSVP, and if there are questions. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Art in Everyday Life

with Anne Saitzyk

March 11th

You are invited to experience, or play with, one of Chögyam Trungpa’s favorite activities—object arranging. Drawing on the principles of Heaven, Earth and Humanity, we will explore the process of perception as the foundation of the creative process. Open Continue »

Learn to Meditate Workshop: Turning the Mind Into an Ally

March 13th

The Learn to Meditate Workshop offers an introduction to meditation, as well as an opportunity for experienced practitioners to refresh their practice, connect with others, and receive individualized instruction and feedback. Continue »

Dying Well - A Two-Part Shambhala Online Conversation - Hosted by Ron Schultz

March 13th—April 3rd

This two-part conversation will bring together a diverse group of practitioners, both within and beyond Shambhala, who help people prepare for death, care for the dying, support carers, and counsel survivors of violence. Continue »

Waking Up Together: A White Anti-Racism Affinity Group

March 13th—October 23rd

A drop-in group for white-identified people to examine their personal experiences, conditioning and habitual patterns around whiteness and racism. Continue »

Oregon Shambhala Women's Group

March 14th

Let's strengthen our inter-generational community through sharing from the heart, deep listening, and exploring brief readings. Continue »

KSD: Taming the Untamable Beings: Beginning with Ourselves w Abbey Pleviak

March 16th

How can our teachings and meditation practice enable us to meet the challenges of everyday life with open minds and hearts? Join us 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7 to 8:30 pm for guided meditation and an interactive dharma talk and discussion. Continue »

Right Use of Power - Shambhala Online

March 17th—June 30th

This program is based on Dr. Cedar Barstow’s book, "Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics—A Guide and Resource for Professional Relationships," and training program in engaged ethics that teaches four aspects of the ethical use of power. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Community and Lineage

with Carolyn Gimian & Mikayla Sanford

March 20th

In the Buddhist tradition there are the “Three Jewels”: the Buddha, Dharma, and the Sangha. This retreat will focus on the Sangha (Sanskrit) or community of practitioners. Open to all! Continue »

Community Meeting

March 27th

This event is a time for the Portland and greater Oregon Shambhala community to gather together and discuss what's alive for us right now in our community. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 28th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 26th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 26th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 24th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 23rd

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 22nd

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 20th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 20th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 19th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 18th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »