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Location: Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Learn Basic Meditation Technique [In-Person]

Please join us for Learn Basic Meditation Technique workshop in-person! Our two-hour workshop (9:30 – 11:30am) is designed to help start you on your journey with mindfulness:

  • Learn from seasoned teachers 
    Taught by seasoned meditation instructors with decades of experience
  • Get individualized instruction
    Get practical instruction about breathing, posture, and working with your thoughts
  • Practice during the class
    Try it out and ask questions about your experience
  • Find the present moment
    Deal with the noise/storyline in your head; find freedom in any moment


Participants are invited to attend our future learn-to-meditate classes free of charge. Come again to share and receive support about how your meditation practice is going (or not going!).

Our workshop is taught by meditators with decades of experience

This months teacher’s are Gardner Murphy and Micah Hala. 

Gardner Murphy:

After a trip to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, looking for a compatible practice community, Gardner met VCTR in 1972 at Tail of the Tiger retreat center and began studying and practice in accordance with his teachings. Later, he met SMR and have continued as a student in the Shambhala mandala. He has been a meditation instructor for many years, participating in the life of the Portland Shambhala Center since 1976. He enjoys raising and eating fruit and vegetables grown on a city lot, bicycling, outdoor activities and TaiChi practice.


Micah Hala:


How it Works 
This introductory program is ideal for beginners as well as those who would like to stabilize and deepen their meditation experience. We offer this program once a month, on a Saturday morning or a weekday evening.

The class starts with introductions and meditation instruction, followed by alternating periods of guided meditation and discussion. Instruction focuses on both technique on the cushion and how to integrate meditation in your daily life. There will be ample time to discuss your experience and receive individualized feedback.

This workshop will take place at our rental space, the Portland Dhamma Center, located at 1404 SE 25th Ave, Portland, OR. Please enter through the lower side door (photo and parking map below). The doors will lock to new arrivals 10 minutes after the start of the program. 

Meditation is a refuge from wild mind and a crazy world. This practice takes bravery.

$10 Suggested Donation or offer an amount that works for you.

Registration: Pleaser register by end-of-day, Friday, June 14th.

Questions? Write to [email protected] 



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