Welcome to Open Sky Shambhala

We believe meditation is life transforming and invite people of all faith and non-faith backgrounds and traditions to join us for meditation, classes, retreats, book study and community.  One need not be “Shambhala” – only the intention to bring about mindfulness, peace and harmony to their lives and the world.

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.

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.


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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 »

Pema Chödrön Wednesdays

with Teri Rowe

October 3rd—October 24th

If you missed class 1, you can still join! You will receive the video of the first class to bring you up to speed! Based on the teachings of Ani Pema Chödrön we will explore the Buddhist view of the “self”. Shakyamuni Buddha said, “there is no self”. Continue »

Social Liberation Workshop

with Michaela McCormick & Anemone Fresh

October 20th

This workshop will be a brave and caring space for us to connect with what Shambhala calls our basic goodness. We will look honestly at the social conditioning and hierarchy that maintain fear and prejudice about those different from us. All are welcome. Continue »

Develop a Meditation Practice with This Foundational Retreat. Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Cynthia MacKay

November 2nd—November 3rd

Feel Human Again! Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Movement with the Mind of Meditation

with Cynthia MacKay

November 4th

At this insightful and delightful workshop you will be introduced to sitting meditation, then will be guided on a walk or run on the nearby footpaths with a new awareness. Continue »