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 »

Open House Tuesday -- Meditation and Community

February 7th

All are invited to Open Sky's Tuesday Open House, held the first Tuesday of every month. Meditation instruction is available from 6:00-6:45 - no registration required. Come sit with us, share tea, and hear a talk on Shambhala Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

February 11th

This delightful practice is offered monthly for Open Sky members and their families. 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 take a little over an hour. Everyone is welcome! Continue »

Open House Sunday -- Meditation and Community

February 19th

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 »

Ongoing Offerings

Tuesday Meditation

January 24th

Tuesday Meditation

January 31st

Sunday Meditation

February 5th

Tuesday Meditation

February 14th

Tuesday Meditation

February 21st

Tuesday Meditation

February 28th