Community Practice Overview

Everyone is welcome to attend our regular community meditation times. Please note that occasionally, because of holidays or conflicts with another programs, there may be a change in the regular schedule — so it’s always good to check the calendar before you come.

We offer initial meditation instruction every week at the beginning of our Tuesday evening sitting (7pm) and our Sunday community practice (10:00am). If you would like to receive meditation instruction, please arrive at the Center a few minutes before practice is scheduled to begin and ask to receive instruction.

You are very welcome to come sit with whatever instruction you have received, or come to a community practice session to receive instruction in the Shambhala method of shamatha, calm-abiding meditation. If you have any questions, please email [email protected], or call (503) 231-4971.

Our regular community practice opportunities open to everyone include:

  • Weekday Morning Meditation: Monday – Friday 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Thursday 9:00 AM)
  • Tuesday Evening Meditation: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Sunday Morning Community Practice: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • The Sadhana of Mahamudra, is practiced at every new and full moon. Check our  center calendar for dates and times.
  • The Young Meditators Group meets meets twice a month.
  • The Queer Dharma Group, a monthly LGBT gathering.

Our regular community practice opportunities for authorized advanced students include:

  • Shambhala Sadhana: Takes place on the first Thursday of the month. Check our center calendar to confirm.
  • Ashe Society: Takes place on most fourth Thursdays of the month. Check our center calendar to confirm.
  • Werma Feast: Takes place monthly. Be sure to double check our center calendar for any date changes.
  • Padmasambhava Feast: Takes place every other month on the 10th lunar day. Be sure to double check our center calendar for any date changes.
  • Vajrayogini Feast: Held every several times a year. Be sure to double check our center calendar for any changes.
  • Vajrayana Practice Intensives (VPI’s): Take place every month.  Be sure to double check our center calendar for any date changes.