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Location: Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Tuesday Evening Meditation – Poetry Pocket Edition [Hybrid]

On every fourth Tuesday, we convene with delight, 
For Poetry Pocket, a beacon of light. 
Verse and meditation, companions in flight, 
Drawing us closer to this moment, so bright.
Bring forth your poems, let them resonate,
In this space where spirits congregate. 
No judgment here, just hearts elevate, 
In the dance of words, our souls integrate.
 * * * 

As part of our post-meditation and discussion experience – every 4th Tuesday we are including a “Poetry Pocket”.  Poetry and meditation are kindred ventures – both bring us closer to the present, to what is happening now. Both help freshen our outlook, perhaps freshen our lives. 
If so moved, have ready a poem of your own or one that speaks to you. We will read a few aloud and then have a brief discussion (focusing – not on whether we like them or not, but more with an eye to how/if they help us awaken!)  If poetry is “not your thing”, of course you can sign-off or just listen in to what others are sharing.
We encourage attendees to bring a poem to share with the group.

If you have a poem in mind in advance, and it’s convenient, you may also zap it to Robert Lovitt ([email protected]) and he will try to display it on our screens as it is being read aloud. Ours is a linage of poets and poetry, let’s get soaked in a warm rain of poetic wisdom (and/or just have some darn fun with it!).

Event Specifics:

Please join us IN-PERSON at the Portland Dhamma Center or via Zoom. All are invited to stay afterwards for refreshments and conversation downstairs.

Cushions are provided. Newcomers welcome!

Please enter through the door on the lower floor that opens out to Madison street (see map below). The doors will close to new arrivals at 7:10 pm, so please arrive on time.

Portland Dhamma Center
1404 SE 25th Ave  (near the intersection of SE Hawthorne & SE 25th)
Portland, OR 97214


Zoom Meeting ID: 817 700 397  |  Passcode: 108
Join by phone: +1 (253) 215-8782

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For questions, email [email protected].

Portland Dhamma Center Entrance & Parking Map
Important Note: This is a residential neighborhood. Please park ONLY in designated areas.



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2024-05-25 19:55:01