Welcome to Open Sky Shambhala

Open Sky Shambhala is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our group offers public meditation, a curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings and open discussion that brings out the wisdom in all of us.

We are a friendly group of meditation practitioners interested in learning sitting meditation, being part of a community and simply practicing mindfulness with others; we encourage you to accompany us in our practice.

We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help Oregonians of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.


Featured Programs

Open House / Learn to Meditate: Turning the Mind into an Ally

July 17th

Ideal for anyone wanting an introduction to meditation, as well as those wanting to refresh their practice, this class includes practical instructions for developing a strong meditation practice. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

July 18th

This delightful practice is offered monthly to Open Sky members and their families Continue »

Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

July 25th—August 29th

"Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human" is open to everyone. This course asks the question, “Who am I?”, and investigates the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, the development of ego, and confidence. Continue »

Encore Presentation: Shambhala Meditation

August 5th—August 6th

Basic Goodness through the Shambhala Meditation practice can be a powerful antidote to the aggression and suffering of our times. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche offers the transmission for Shambhala Meditation, an intimate practice that is simple and profound. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

August 18th

This delightful practice is offered monthly to Open Sky members and their families. Continue »

Ongoing Offerings