What we're about

Portland Young Meditators is a meditation, mindfulness and social group for those who identify in some way as "young" - most of our members are in their 20s and 30s, but all are welcome. The idea of focusing on age is not meant to be exclusionary, but rather to promote community, connection and inspiration among an age group that is often in the minority at many meditation centers. \

The group is a way to connect, share space, presence, ideas and practice with others who are interested in meditation and mindfulness, community and social engagement, regardless of what tradition you may practice in.
Our practice centers on a weekly "social meditation" where we explore relating with each other in a way that is more mindful and more vulnerable. This practice starts with a silent seated meditation, followed by a group discussion. Instruction and guidance is available during the silent portion for any who are new to meditation or would like a refresher (please arrive a little early so we can point you in the right direction).
Our weekly practice is often followed by continued socializing over drinks and food at a nearby pub. We also hold potlucks, campouts, and other group activities outside the weekly schedule to satisfy our collective desire for mindful relaxation and adventure. New members are welcome to join us at any of these events! \

All formal meditations and other events are held at the Breathe Building in SE Portland, unless otherwise noted.
You can also find us on our Facebook page, where members share events, ideas or news that may be of interest to the rest of the group.
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Upcoming events (4+)

Weekly Community Social Meditation

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This group is open to practitioners of all ages and experience (including those new to meditation) interested in exploring meditation practice in a secular, non-dogmatic environment.

Practice begins with half an hour of silent meditation (instruction available), followed by social meditation. Social meditation is a practice of mindful communication (think meditative talking circle) in which body, speech and mind come together to help us bring congruency to our experience and communication in the present moment. The practice fosters a sense of both confidence and community.

Masks are required for this practice at this time. We suggest making a donation of $5.00 to the Breathe Building via Venmo if you are able. Donations are not required to attend but they help to support our continued practice in this space.

You can pre-register for this event on the Breathe Building website here. Pre-registration is not required, but it helps us to plan for capacity accordingly.

This event is cross-promoted outside of Meetup, so there will likely be more attendees than displayed on this Meetup event.

Weekly Community Social Meditation

Needs a location

This group is open to practitioners of all ages and experience (including those new to meditation) interested in exploring meditation practice in a secular, non-dogmatic environment.

Practice begins with half an hour of silent meditation (instruction available), followed by social meditation. Social meditation is a practice of mindful communication (think meditative talking circle) in which body, speech and mind come together to help us bring congruency to our experience and communication in the present moment. The practice fosters a sense of both confidence and community.

Masks are required for this practice at this time. We suggest making a donation of $5.00 to the Breathe Building via Venmo if you are able. Donations are not required to attend but they help to support our continued practice in this space.

You can pre-register for this event on the Breathe Building website here. Pre-registration is not required, but it helps us to plan for capacity accordingly.

This event is cross-promoted outside of Meetup, so there will likely be more attendees than displayed on this Meetup event.

Weekly Community Social Meditation

Needs a location

This group is open to practitioners of all ages and experience (including those new to meditation) interested in exploring meditation practice in a secular, non-dogmatic environment.

Practice begins with half an hour of silent meditation (instruction available), followed by social meditation. Social meditation is a practice of mindful communication (think meditative talking circle) in which body, speech and mind come together to help us bring congruency to our experience and communication in the present moment. The practice fosters a sense of both confidence and community.

Masks are required for this practice at this time. We suggest making a donation of $5.00 to the Breathe Building via Venmo if you are able. Donations are not required to attend but they help to support our continued practice in this space.

You can pre-register for this event on the Breathe Building website here. Pre-registration is not required, but it helps us to plan for capacity accordingly.

This event is cross-promoted outside of Meetup, so there will likely be more attendees than displayed on this Meetup event.

Weekly Community Social Meditation

Needs a location

This group is open to practitioners of all ages and experience (including those new to meditation) interested in exploring meditation practice in a secular, non-dogmatic environment.

Practice begins with half an hour of silent meditation (instruction available), followed by social meditation. Social meditation is a practice of mindful communication (think meditative talking circle) in which body, speech and mind come together to help us bring congruency to our experience and communication in the present moment. The practice fosters a sense of both confidence and community.

Masks are required for this practice at this time. We suggest making a donation of $5.00 to the Breathe Building via Venmo if you are able. Donations are not required to attend but they help to support our continued practice in this space.

You can pre-register for this event on the Breathe Building website here. Pre-registration is not required, but it helps us to plan for capacity accordingly.

This event is cross-promoted outside of Meetup, so there will likely be more attendees than displayed on this Meetup event.

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