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.

What to expect at Open Sky Eugene:

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 meditation practice, dharma discussions and community.

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.


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Featured Programs - Click Through for More

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

September 13th—December 27th

Explore Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new book that offers simple, practical advice to help us become better listeners and appreciate the people around us and the lives we are living. Every 2nd & 4th Thursday through 2018. Drop ins welcome - no need to have r Continue »

Harvest of Peace - Lhasang and Shambhala Sadhana

September 19th

All are warmly welcomed to join us for the first of our two Harvest of Peace gatherings, during which we'll welcome new members, perform a cleansing lhasang ceremony, and practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Harvest of Peace - Community Potluck

September 22nd

Open Sky members, family, and friends are warmly welcomed to join us for our annual Harvest of Peace community potluck and fundraiser, during which we will share good food, good conversation, and performance offerings in celebration of the richness of our Continue »

Meditation, Dharma, and Discussion

September 30th

Come sit with us, share tea, hear a talk on Shambhala Buddhist teachings and engage in dialogue. Meditation instruction is available from 1:00-1:30 pm - no registration required. Continue »

Meditation, Dharma, and Discussion

with Jennifer Coats

October 5th

Come sit with us, share tea, hear a talk on Shambhala Buddhist teachings and engage in dialogue. Continue »

Ongoing Offerings