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

Open House Tuesday -- Meditation and Community

July 4th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Open House Sunday -- Meditation and Community

July 16th

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 »

Open House Tuesday -- Meditation and Community

August 1st

All are invited to Open Sky's 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 »

"How Can I Help?" The Basic Goodness of Society

August 3rd—September 7th

In this course we will explore our relationships with others and how we envision a good human society. We will look at our aspiration to help our world, and at specific aspects of social transformation. Open to all who have received basic meditation inst Continue »

Open House Sunday -- Meditation and Community

August 20th

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