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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 13th

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

Open House Sunday - Meditation and Community

December 18th

All are invited to Open Sky's Sunday Open House, held the third Sunday of every month. Meditation instruction is available from 10:00-10:30 - no registration required. Come sit with us, share tea, and hear a talk on Shambhala Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 18th

We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the Winter Solstice after our Sunday Open House. We will gather to celebrate the warmth and light of family and community as we note the changing seasons. Continue »

Winter Solstice City Retreat

with Didier Gohler

December 20th—December 22nd

Usher in the Winter with community meditation, study and discussion groups. This retreat will be silent (except the discussion groups). Open to all, come anytime for as long or as short as you are able. Continue »

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

January 2nd—February 20th (2017)

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 »

Ongoing Offerings

Tuesday Meditation

December 13th

Tuesday Meditation

December 20th

Tuesday Meditation

December 27th

Sunday Meditation

January 1st (2017)

Tuesday Meditation

January 10th (2017)

Tuesday Meditation

January 17th (2017)