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

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 »

Harvest of Peace

September 24th

Join us for the Harvest of Peace - an opportunity for the local Shambhala community to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local cultures and heritage. Continue »

Open House Tuesday - Meditation and Community

October 4th

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 »

Dharma Night

October 6th—October 20th

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 »

Ongoing Offerings

Tuesday Meditation

September 27th

Sunday Meditation

October 2nd

Tuesday Meditation

October 11th

Tuesday Meditation

October 18th

Tuesday Meditation

October 25th

Sunday Meditation

November 6th