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

Flower Fun Day

August 27th

Join us in a festive atmosphere as we explore and play with flowers and greenery. All materials provided. Substantial refreshments provided. Continue »

Open House Tuesday

September 6th

All are invited to Open Sky's Tuesday Open House, held the first Tuesday of every month. Meditation instruction is available - no registration required. Come sit with us, share tea, and hear a talk on Shambhala Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

September 12th—October 10th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on mind and the nature of reality, we learn to work with our anxiety so that we are not blocked by fear. Continue »

Dharma Night

September 15th—September 29th

Dharma Night is great opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment. The evening includes sitting meditation and reading from "Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness." Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

September 16th

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

Ongoing Offerings

Tuesday Meditation

August 30th

Sunday Meditation

September 4th

Tuesday Meditation

September 13th

Tuesday Meditation

September 20th

Tuesday Meditation

September 27th

Sunday Meditation

October 2nd