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.  

“With the great problems facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple and non-sectarian ways to work with ourselves and to share our understanding with others. The Shambhala teachings or “Shambhala vision” as this approach is more broadly called, is one such attempt to encourage a wholesome existence for ourselves and others.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, author of Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior.

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 Classes, Gatherings, Retreats

Emptiness: Study & Discussion Group

August 23rd

This follow-up to the class on the Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness is open to anyone with even basic knowledge of the buddhist concepts of emptiness, the Heart Sutra or prajnaparamita. Please join us if these topics interest you! Continue »

Sit on the Earth

August 24th

Spend the day being outdoors. We'll sit in a meadow and forest near a home close to McKenzie Bridge. Simple cushions, benches, and food provided. All are welcome. Continue »

Labor Day Weekend Retreat at Open Sky

August 31st—September 2nd

People of all levels of meditation practice are invited to this self-guided retreat. We welcome brand new meditators as well as vajrayana practitioners. You may attend any or all sessions though you must arrive at the beginning of any session you attend. Continue »

Kitchen Sink Dharma

with Didier Gohler

September 5th

Come explore the heart of Dharma with meditation instruction, sitting, a Dharma talk, and interactive discussion. All are welcome. Continue »

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Shastri Rayna Jacobson

September 7th

All are welcome to come receive this wonderful practice, though it is recommended to have had at least one year of meditation practice. The White Tara practice is particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony. Continue »