Program Details

Hoyt Arboretum/Forest Park Drala Meditation Hike

June 14 / 5:30 PM - June 14 / 7:30 PM

            (Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Hoyt Arboretum)

"By relaxing the mind, you can reconnect with that primordial, original ground, which is completely pure and simple.  Out of that, through the medium of your perceptions, you can discover magic, or drala."   - Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


Hoyt Arboretum offers a unique collection of trees and plants from around the world, a peaceful urban oasis, just minutes from downtown Portland. We will make a two  mile loop and take stops for meditation time. Bring water, a hat, something to sit on for stops and for meditation. We will carpool there, and some people may want to join for dinner afterwards nearby.

 Hike difficulty: Easy

Meeting time: 5:30 pm

Meeting location: Portland Shambhala Center 

Total drive time: 20 minutes

Return Time: about 7:30-8:00 PM


Hike Leader is Yael Routtenberg. 

Drala hikes are open to the public. No dogs, please - For questions about this or other things, please contact Liz Howell, Drala Hike Coordinator.


To see the full 2013 schedule of Drala Hikes and related events, follow the link below:


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