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

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 »

Open House Tuesday

August 2nd

All are invited to Open Sky's monthly 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 »

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 »

Dharma Night

August 11th—August 25th

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

August 18th

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

Ongoing Offerings

Tuesday Meditation

August 16th

Tuesday Meditation

August 23rd

Tuesday Meditation

August 30th

Sunday Meditation

September 4th