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

Sukhaviti for Keith Lawson

December 1st

On this 49th day after his death, a Sukhaviti ceremony will be held for Keith Lawson, an Open Sky Shambhala member who died October 13th. The Armor of Fearlessness will be chanted. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana & Potluck for members

December 3rd

The Shambhala Sadhana offers members and their families the opportunity to gather for a group practice, celebrating society regardless of levels on the path. Join us at noon for a potluck first or arrive by 12:45 pm for the Sadhana practice. Continue »

Open House Tuesday -- Meditation and Community

December 5th

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 »

Open House Sunday -- Meditation and Community

December 17th

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 »

Mamo Chants

February 6th—February 15th (2018)

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 takes an hour or a little more. Everyone is welcome! Continue »

Ongoing Offerings

Tuesday Meditation

November 28th

Sunday Meditation

December 3rd

Tuesday Meditation

December 12th

Tuesday Meditation

December 19th

Tuesday Meditation

December 26th