Program Details

Community Nyinthun


June 1 / 8:30 AM - June 1 / 5:30 PM

Deepen your practice with a full-day silent meditation retreat, or nyinthun, focusing on mindfulness/awareness as taught in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. This structured retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, readings, and community work rota. A meditation instructor will be on hand for a check-in, if issues come up during the retreat. Participants will need to bring their own lunch, but tea and snacks will be provided throughout the day.


Please register in advance and commit to staying the entire day. (Sorry, we cannot accommodate drop-ins.)


If you are not a member, please consider making a donation to the center at the time you register, as a return offering for this practice opportunity. Also, we are looking for some staff to help, so do not hesitate to volunteer!


Questions? Contact Ann Sihler.


Note: The nyinthun is not designed to be someone’s first experience with meditation. However, beginners could prepare themselves for future nyinthuns by attending community sittings at the Portland Shambhala Center, taking the center’s “Learn to Meditate” class, and establishing a regular sitting practice.

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