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

March 22nd—December 27th

Come 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. Continue »

Battle of Ego

with Teri Rowe

July 11th—August 8th

NEW! We are offering this class both in person and live online! What is the nature of our minds and our relationship to the world? Perhaps there is a genuine, sane way to live. This course, an exploration of a Buddhist approach to life, is an investigat Continue »

Vajrayana Practice Day

July 20th

A vajrayana practice time for those practicing Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal or other vajrayana practices in the Shambhala tradition. Restricted to vajrayana practitioners. Continue »

Meditation, Dharma, and Discussion

July 22nd

Come sit with us, share tea, hear a talk on Shambhala Buddhist teachings and engage in dialogue. Meditation instruction is available from 10:00-10:30 am - no registration required. Continue »

Vajrayana Practice Day

July 28th

A vajrayana practice time for those practicing Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal or other vajrayana practices in the Shambhala tradition. Restricted to vajrayana practitioners. Continue »

Ongoing Offerings