What we're about

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland is part of the global community of Shambhala. Our vision is to create a culture of kindness and care, while embracing the inherent goodness of every person. Our programs, groups and community gatherings offer a way to study and practice these teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Please join us in this journey!

We also host the groups Queer Dharma Portland and Portland Young Meditators.

Upcoming events (5+)

Sunday Community Practice

Portland Shambhala Center

Community Practice is open for members, friends and anyone interested in mindfulness. Community practice is drop-in and open to the public. A timekeeper will host silent meditation interspersed with walking meditation. A short Dharma reading followed by a brief guided compassion practice may be included. No previous meditation experience is necessary. A meditation instructor will be available at the beginning of the practice period. Refreshments, tea and conversation follow the practice session. Join us for this opportunity to slow down, sit down and relax. Please check the calendar on our website, portland.shambhala.org, to confirm the details for specific dates. The general schedule is: 09:00 - 09:30 Opening chants, sitting practice 09:30 - 09:40 Walking meditation 09:40 - 10:05 Sitting practice 10:05 - 10:15 Walking meditation 10:15 - 10:35 Sitting practice 10:35 - 10:40 Brief walking meditation 10:40 - 11:00 Dharma reading and contemplation/compassion practice 11:00 - 11:10 Walking meditation 11:10 - 11:30 Sitting practice and closing chants 11:30 - 12:00 Announcements followed by tea and conversation

Tuesday Community Meditation

Portland Shambhala Center

Join us for our Tuesday Community Meditation! Every Tuesday, we offer a friendly introduction to meditation practice, Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and our community. On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, we also have a short talk and discussion led by a senior teacher in our community. Free event. No RSVP necessary. Everyone is welcome! Every Tuesday: • 7:00 pm: Beginning meditation instruction for those who would like it. Please arrive early and let a host know that you would like instruction. • 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Meditation practice (for those who have already received instruction or have their own meditation practice) 2nd and 4th Tuesdays: • 8:00 pm: Dharma talk and discussion, led by a senior teacher • 8:30 pm: Tea and social time We hope to see you there! What to bring Wear clothes you can comfortably sit cross-legged in. We'll have a variety of cushions and chairs available so that you can meditate in a position that's comfortable for you. Important to know Learn more: portland.shambhala.org

Sunday Community Practice

Portland Shambhala Center

Community Practice is open for members, friends and anyone interested in mindfulness. Community practice is drop-in and open to the public. A timekeeper will host silent meditation interspersed with walking meditation. A short Dharma reading followed by a brief guided compassion practice may be included. No previous meditation experience is necessary. A meditation instructor will be available at the beginning of the practice period. Refreshments, tea and conversation follow the practice session. Join us for this opportunity to slow down, sit down and relax. Please check the calendar on our website, portland.shambhala.org, to confirm the details for specific dates. The general schedule is: 09:00 - 09:30 Opening chants, sitting practice 09:30 - 09:40 Walking meditation 09:40 - 10:05 Sitting practice 10:05 - 10:15 Walking meditation 10:15 - 10:35 Sitting practice 10:35 - 10:40 Brief walking meditation 10:40 - 11:00 Dharma reading and contemplation/compassion practice 11:00 - 11:10 Walking meditation 11:10 - 11:30 Sitting practice and closing chants 11:30 - 12:00 Announcements followed by tea and conversation

Tuesday Community Meditation

Portland Shambhala Center

Join us for our Tuesday Community Meditation! Every Tuesday, we offer a friendly introduction to meditation practice, Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and our community. On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, we also have a short talk and discussion led by a senior teacher in our community. Free event. No RSVP necessary. Everyone is welcome! Every Tuesday: • 7:00 pm: Beginning meditation instruction for those who would like it. Please arrive early and let a host know that you would like instruction. • 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Meditation practice (for those who have already received instruction or have their own meditation practice) 2nd and 4th Tuesdays: • 8:00 pm: Dharma talk and discussion, led by a senior teacher • 8:30 pm: Tea and social time We hope to see you there! What to bring Wear clothes you can comfortably sit cross-legged in. We'll have a variety of cushions and chairs available so that you can meditate in a position that's comfortable for you. Important to know Learn more: portland.shambhala.org

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Open House

Portland Shambhala Center

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