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Location: Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Seeing Clearly Series: Homelessness [In-Person]

What biases and insights do we inherit from our society about homelessness?  How can we see the world that surrounds us in Portland more clearly?

Join us for a morning of meditation, inquiry and dialog where we bring the practice and perspective of meditation to our aid.  Behind the scenes, our unconscious beliefs about the nature and causes of homelessness are often propagated without reflection, and it is those beliefs that shape what we see on the streets.  

Can our practice make a difference in understanding homelessness in Portland?  Can our collective inquiry suggest a stance, a view, or a set of behaviors that reflects a deeper understanding and seeing more clearly?

Our morning will consist of short periods of meditation, dialog, stories, and exercises.


Registration is requested. All proceeds will be donated to Join Portland, a  charity working to support people experiencing homlessness in memory of Barry Sutton, a homeless man who joined us in meditation on many Tuesday evenings. If you are unable to make a donation, please do not let this be a barrier to attending. You are still welcomed. We look forward to seeing you.

Event Details

All are welcome to join us for an in-person open community meditation and heart-dialog on homelesness. The lower door will open at 8:30 AM and we will start promptly at 9:00 AM. While we ask you to arrive ready to start at 9:00 AM, attendees are free to leave at any time. The formal session ends at 11:30 AM, allowing for clean up, chatting and departure by 12:00 PM.

This program is in-person only. If you’re interested in volunteering at this monthly practice or future dialogs, write to [email protected].


Portland Dhamma Center
1404 SE 25th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Please enter through the door on the lower floor that opens out to Madison street.

For questions, email [email protected].




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