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 »

Working with Emotions

with Teri Rowe

August 15th—September 12th

Confused, wild emotions can dominate us in obvious and subtle ways. Without suppressing feelings or acting them out, Buddhist meditation works with emotions directly. The energy of emotions becomes the basis for developing wisdom and compassion. Continue »

Meditation, Dharma, and Discussion

August 31st

Come sit with us, share tea, hear a talk on Shambhala Buddhist teachings and engage in dialogue. Meditation instruction is available from 6:00 - 6:30pm - no registration required. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Teri Rowe

September 6th

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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Margaret Beilharz & Linda Willow

September 8th—October 6th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Continue »

Ongoing Offerings