Program Details

Shambhala Prison Program


February 10 / 7:30 AM - August 11 / 4:00 PM

Shambhala Prison program, sponsored by the Portland Shambhala Center, is now in its 7th year of providing mindfulness-based meditation programs at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.  During that time we have offered full weekend programs, including the Shambhala Training levels through Perky, as well as one day workshops combining meditation with teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, group discussions, Shambhala yoga and meditation interviews.


Currently we are doing about 6 weekend workshops a year, as well as conducting a meditation/study session one Tuesday evening a month.  This program is staffed by qualified volunteers from the Shambhala community, including Seattle, Eugene and Corvallis in addition to Portland.


If you are interesting in learning more about this program or wish to support it, please contact Doug McCanne at the Portland Shambhala Center.

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