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 - Click Through for More

The Heart of the Matter - How to Live with Compassion & Courage, an online video retreat with Pema Chodron

January 2nd—February 27th

Please join us live at Open Sky to view and discuss together this very special video course filmed in spring 2016 at Gampo Abbey (Pema's home) at the time of her 80th birthday, just before she embarked on a year-long retreat. Continue »

Mamo Chants

February 16th—February 25th

The period leading up to the lunar new year is traditionally a time to practice as much as possible and recite Mamo protector chants. The practice takes a little over an hour. Everyone is welcome! Continue »

Don Season Talk by Acharya Mitchell Levy

February 25th

On this final day of the Mamo chants, we will listen together to Acharya Mitchell Levy give a live, online video talk sharing with the community the offering of the protector practice. All are welcome. No cost. Continue »

Radical Dharma - Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, A 5-week Book Study Course

March 2nd—March 30th

As Shambhala moves further towards exploring the intersection of race, privilege and enlightened society, here is a precious opportunity offered at Open Sky Shambhala in connection with Berkeley Shambhala. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Day

March 4th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year and is one of the most important observances in the Shambhala Buddhist community. All are welcome to join in the celebration and help us to bring in a Cheerful Year of the Fire Bird! Continue »

Ongoing Offerings