Program Details

Drala Meditation Hike: Lacamas Creek

May 4 / 9:00 AM - May 4 / 2:00 PM

  (Photo credit: Annie Popkin and David Parker)

"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

Who would have guessed that this natural wonderland lies behind the paper mill in Camas, WA?  The lily fields should be in full bloom.  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 meditation. 


Hike difficulty: Easy, 4.5 miles total, about 300 feet elevation gain

Meeting time: 9:00 am rain or shine

Meeting location: Portland Shambhala Center 

Total drive time: 1 hour

Return Time: about 2:00pm.

Hike leader: David Parker and Annie Popkin

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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