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.

Join us in celebration!

Open Sky has a new home and we are ready to meet our Greater Eugene/Springfield neighbors!

Taking Care of Ourselves and Our World:

Connecting with the Sacredness of People and our Planet  

A program in celebration of Open Sky Shambhala Meditation Group’s new space

at 783 Grant Street, Eugene

On Midsummer’s Day Weekend 2018

Beginning Friday evening June 22 and throughout the Day Saturday June 23 we have lined up a number of exciting opportunities for you to meet us, see our new center, have some fun and learn something new.  Come to one or all sessions!

Topics will include:

Practical ideas for reducing waste and living sustainably

Paying attention to the sacredness of our planet

A brief introduction to meditation

Ideas for maintaining an established meditation practice

Creating enlightened culture – Being authentic, without aggression, and unashamed of who you are

Working with difficulties among people in the vision of inclusivity and kindness

Exploring enlightened society through Social Meditation –  a newly evolving way to experience our individual and collective goodness through authentic communication & fearlessness

See full details here!

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

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 investigation of how we relate to the world and to ourselves. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Jason Lamb, Jason Lamb, Teri Rowe

July 13th

Join us for an introduction to mindfulness meditation practice. The session contains instruction and guidance suitable for both first-time and returning visitors. All are welcome. 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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Jackie Lucas & Laurie Fischer

July 30th—August 27th

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of one's life, revealing our innate stability, strength and clarity. Continue »