Program Details

Drala Meditation Hike: Gales Creek, Tillamook State Forest

June 1 / 9:00 AM - June 1 / 3:30 PM

(Photo Credit: Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives (Wikimedia Commons))

"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


In deep, mossy forest we will follow Gales Creek for a peaceful four mile out and back hike.  We will combine hiking with meditation and will be observing noble silence.

Bring water, lunch, a hat, sunscreen, rain gear, gas money for the driver, and a kneeling pad or something else to sit on for occasional stops for sitting or meditation. 


Hike difficulty: Easy/moderate, 4 miles total 

Meeting time: 9:00 am 

Meeting location: Portland Shambhala Center 

Total drive time: 1 1/2 hours, 85 miles round trip 

Return Time: About 3:30PM

Hike leader: Joan Sears

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


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