Programs

Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Feast

March 20th - Date postponed or cancelled

Open to Portland Shambhala Center Members and their families. Friends of Shambhala and other visitors and guests are warmly invited to attend any of our open meditation sessions, which occur each weekday morning, Tuesday evening, and Sunday morning. Continue »

Learn to Meditate Workshop: Turning the Mind into an Ally

with Shastri Rayna Jacobson & Misha Drlikova

March 23rd

Werma Feast

March 24th

Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 5th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Governing Council Meeting

April 10th

The Portland Shambhala Center Governing Council holds open meetings to discuss the business of the center. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you wish to address the council with a question or issue, please let the council secretary in advance for planning p Continue »

Werma Feast

April 13th

Drala Meditation Hike: Lower Deschutes River

April 14th

Join us for a Drala Hike and some spring sunshine just east of The Dalles. We combine hiking with meditation and will be observing noble silence. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Feast

April 19th

Open to Portland Shambhala Center Members and their families. Friends of Shambhala and other visitors and guests are warmly invited to attend any of our open meditation sessions, which occur each weekday morning, Tuesday evening, and Sunday morning. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

April 24th—May 22nd

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 4th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Drala Meditation Hike: Lacamas Creek and Round Lake

May 5th

Who would have guessed that this natural wonderland lies behind the paper mill in Camas, WA? Join us for this is a gem of a hike close to Portland where we might even catch the Camas Lillies in bloom. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Feast

May 18th

Open to Portland Shambhala Center Members and their families. Friends of Shambhala and other visitors and guests are warmly invited to attend any of our open meditation sessions, which occur each weekday morning, Tuesday evening, and Sunday morning. Continue »

Werma Feast

May 26th

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 3rd

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Drala Meditation Hike: Old Salmon River Trail

June 9th

Join us for a Drala Hike in old growth forest up on Mt. Hood on a relatively flat and easy trail that hugs the Salmon River. We’ll combine hiking with meditation while observing noble silence. Continue »

Radical Responsibility: Mindfulness for Personal and Social Transformation

with Acharya Fleet Maull

June 14th—June 16th

In a safe and supportive environment, we will examine the ways in which fear and survival-based habitual patterns get in the way of realizing happiness and fulfillment in our relationships, careers, and life altogether. We will explore simple yet powerful Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Feast

June 17th

Open to Portland Shambhala Center Members and their families. Friends of Shambhala and other visitors and guests are warmly invited to attend any of our open meditation sessions, which occur each weekday morning, Tuesday evening, and Sunday morning. Continue »

Werma Feast

June 23rd

Drala Meditation Hike: Washington Park Hoyt Arboretum

June 27th

Join us for a Drala Hike in beautiful Washington Park. Hoyt Arboretum offers a unique collection of trees and plants from around the world, a peaceful urban oasis, just minutes from downtown Portland. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 2nd

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Drala Meditation Hike: Tryon Creek State Park

July 20th

Join us for a Drala Hike in Portland’s Tryon Creek, Oregon’s only State Park within a metropolitan area. Continue »

Werma Feast

July 21st

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 31st

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Meditation Paddle and/or Drala Hike: Nehalem Bay and Beach

August 3rd—August 4th

Join us Saturday for a Drala paddle in beautiful Nehalem Bay and River, followed by a potluck supper on the beach in Manzanita. Continue »

Werma Feast

August 18th

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 30th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Drala Meditation Hike: Timberline Lodge to Zig Zag Canyon

September 7th

Join us for a Drala hike up high on Mt. Hood on the Pacific Crest Trail. We will start at Timberline Lodge and hike 2.2 miles to the edge of Zig Zag Canyon. Continue »

Drala Meditation Hike: Oak Island

September 28th

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. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 28th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Drala Meditation Hike: Falls Creek Falls

October 13th

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. Continue »

Drala Meditation Hike: Tamanawas Falls in the Mt Hood Wilderness

October 26th

Please join us for a hike in the Mt Hood Wilderness to Tamanawas Falls. With scenic foot bridges and mossy-banked access to Cold Spring Creek this will be a delightful hike. Continue »

Werma Feast

October 27th

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 27th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Werma Feast

December 15th

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 26th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »