What we're about

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland is part of the global community of Shambhala. Mediation provides benefits to our sense of wellbeing, engagement with our minds, relationships, our society, nature and our world. Our vision is to create a culture of kindness and care, where our community connections support our spiritual path. Our programs, groups and community gatherings offer a way to study and practice teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Please join us in this journey!

In-Person & Online Offerings
Currently we meet in-person on Tuesday evenings and for special events at our temporary rental space at SE 25th & Madison. (We are in the process of looking for a new permanent physical location.) All other programs and groups are being held virtually over Zoom with some events held outdoors.

Many people attend Portland Shambhala events through different avenues. Even though there's often not many RSVPs for our events on MeetUp, there are many people who do attend! If you want to know how many people are registered and are going to attend an event, send us a message through MeetUp or write to hello@portland.shambhala.org and we will tell you!

ℹ️ More info at https://portland.shambhala.org

📅 For a complete listing of programs and events, view our monthly calendar

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❓ Questions? Write to us at hello@portland.shambhala.org.

Upcoming events (4+)

Tuesday Evening Meditation IN-PERSON or via Zoom

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Please join us IN-PERSON at our new temporary rental space -- Friends of the Dhamma -- or via Zoom (link below) for sitting and walking meditation, tea and conversation.

In-person attendance open to the vaccinated and boosted public. Masks are optional. Cushions are provided.

This is a free event although donations are gratefully accepted. No registration is necessary. Newcomers welcome! 🌼

❗️Please enter through the door on the lower floor that opens out to Madison street (see parking and building map here). The doors will close to new arrivals at 7:15 pm, so please arrive on time.

Schedule:
7:00 PM – Opening chants
7:05 PM – Sitting meditation (meditation instruction available upon request)
7:15 PM – Doors lock – please arrive on time!
7:25 PM – Walking meditation
7:30 PM – Sitting meditation
7:55 PM – Closing chants & announcements
8:00 PM – Tea and discussion

Please join us in person at:

Portland Friends of the Dhamma
1404 SE 25th Ave. (near the intersection of SE Hawthorne & SE 25th)
Portland, OR 97214

🔶 Or, Join via Zoom:
🔗 https://portland.shambhala.org/zoom-open-meditation/

Zoom Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: 108

❓For questions or technical issues, email [masked]

ℹ️ For more information, check out our calendar and website at https://portland.shambhala.org/

Weekday Morning Meditation ONLINE

Needs a location

Join us for Weekday Morning Meditation in an online format. Start the new day with community meditation over Zoom, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8-9am, followed by 30 minutes-ish of contemplative discussion. Practice will start with morning chants (shared on the Zoom screen) followed by silent meditation. Participants are welcome to join and leave the practice whenever their schedules permit.

The program is free (though donations are gratefully accepted) and well attended by a core group of people who don't RSVP on Meetup. Newcomers, please join us! 🌼

Schedule:
8:00 - 8:10 AM Traditional morning chants
8:10 - 8:30 AM Sitting
8:30 - 8:35 AM Walking meditation
8:35 - 9:00 AM Sitting meditation & compassion meditation
9:00 AM Optional chatting about the day’s meditation experience

🔶 Join via Zoom:
🔗 https://portland.shambhala.org/zoom-open-meditation/

Zoom Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: 108

❓ For questions or technical issues, write to [masked]

ℹ️ For more information, check out our calendar and website at https://portland.shambhala.org/

White Tara Practice ONLINE

Needs a location

In the face of the worldwide pandemic of COVID19, please join us online every Thursday morning, 10-10:45am, for the healing, soothing practice of White Tara.

Emanated from the tears of the compassionate Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to witness the suffering of beings through her seven eyes, and she soothes their fear, calms their anguish, heals their suffering, restores their health—both individual and communal—and extends their lives. This is a lineage practice particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, or in the midst of attacks on health and longevity.

This group practice is open to all, and instruction will be given during the session. Please know that this is a somewhat advanced Buddhist practice, involving visualization and mantra recitation, so some experience with meditation is recommended. For any questions about this practice, please contact Rayna Jacobson, [masked].

No registration necessary - this is a drop-in group.

🔶 ZOOM LINK TO JOIN:
🔗 https://portland.shambhala.org/zoom-white-tara/

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: 108

❓ For questions or technical issues, write to [masked]

ℹ️ For more information, check out our calendar and website at https://portland.shambhala.org/

Weekday Morning Meditation ONLINE

Needs a location

Join us for Weekday Morning Meditation in an online format. Start the new day with community meditation over Zoom, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8-9am, followed by 30 minutes-ish of contemplative discussion. Practice will start with morning chants (shared on the Zoom screen) followed by silent meditation. Participants are welcome to join and leave the practice whenever their schedules permit.

The program is free (though donations are gratefully accepted) and well attended by a core group of people who don't RSVP on Meetup. Newcomers, please join us! 🌼

Schedule:
8:00 - 8:10 AM Traditional morning chants
8:10 - 8:30 AM Sitting
8:30 - 8:35 AM Walking meditation
8:35 - 9:00 AM Sitting meditation & compassion meditation
9:00 AM Optional chatting about the day’s meditation experience

🔶 Join via Zoom:
🔗 https://portland.shambhala.org/zoom-open-meditation/

Zoom Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: 108

❓ For questions or technical issues, write to [masked]

ℹ️ For more information, check out our calendar and website at https://portland.shambhala.org/

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