Portland News Magazine

Family looking for House Rental

April 28th, 2010 by

Dear Sangha,

We are a family of three moving back to Portland from Seattle. We are
students of Ponlop Rinpoche and have met many of you from having lived
in Portland last year and being friends with Irene Lundquist.

We are looking to rent a house in SE or NE Portland, 3 bedrooms would
be ideal but 2 is workable also.

If you have one or know of anyone renting a house it would be of great
benefit as it is quite difficult to search for houses on weekends

Please email Vitalia:

[email protected]

or Alex:

[email protected]


Vitalia and Alex

3 Week Sublet NW Portland

April 21st, 2010 by

I will be away May 13-April 1, and would like to sublet my studio apartment in NW Portland on short notice:

Furnished. Cheap prorated rent: $ 339 plus prorated utilities: $45 (electric; gas; internet). Cute, clean and full of character with vintage woodwork, bay window,
hardwood floors. Separate sizable kitchen; Sizable bath has claw-foot tub with shower. Coin laundry on premises. Indoor bike storage. Non-smoking building. No pets

Fantastic location in NW Portland – walking distance to everything: theaters, grocery stores, cafe’s, banks, stores….. You
name it, you can walk to it. And when you can’t, it’s on major bus lines and only a few blocks from the freeway entrance…

I’d prefer someone in the Shambhala community…

If you’re interested email Lesa Ricci

Be Inspired. Be of Service. Volunteer at Shambhala Mountain Center.

April 10th, 2010 by

Join the Shambhala Mountain Center Volunteer Program and work alongside other committed individuals and families contributing to a contemplative practice community, inspiring each other and serving the guests who come on the land. Live, work and practice in a mountain valley retreat located on 600 acres in northern Colorado.

We are currently looking for general summer volunteers for a variety of departments including: housekeeping/laundry/program support, kitchen, facilities (carpentry/plumbing/electrical), Information Technology, Practice and Education, Gift Store, Guest Services, Finance, Land Crew, Programs and Stupa maintenance.

Living and working in community on this beautiful and powerful land can be transformative and challenging.

If you are interested in offering your experience, capabilities, and energies, we encourage you to fill out a volunteer application.

Volunteer positions begin May 2010 and run until early August 2010. Volunteer arrivals are on Thursdays. Housing (tents) and meals (buffet) are provided. Volunteers have access to some weekend programs, staff classes on a variety of topics (Shambhala Buddhism, yoga, Thangka drawing, and others), staff events and meditation instruction. Volunteers receive program credit to use towards attendance at future programs at SMC (2 year expiration).

To learn more about joining us in service and practice, please call Human Resources at (970) 881-2184 x 237 or [email protected]. To find out more about Shambhala Mountain Center or to obtain job descriptions and applications, please access our website, www.shambhalamountain.org.We look forward to you joining us

Shambhala Singers

April 7th, 2010 by

Everyone who likes to sing is welcome! The next meeting will be at Annie and David’s at 1953 SE 20th Ave on Thursday, April 29 at 7 pm. We hope you can join us.

Reed College to Host Two Buddhism Related Lectures in April

April 2nd, 2010 by

Lecture: Donald Lopez

“Tibet’s First Modern Artist”

April 25

6 p.m., Location: Psychology 105

Donald Lopez Jr. is the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan, where he serves as chair of the Michigan Society of Fellows and chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. His most recent books are Buddhism and Science: A Guide for the Perplexed and In the Forest of Faded Wisdom: 104 Poems by Gendun Chopel. Gendun Chopel (1903–1951) was one of the most important—and controversial—Tibetans of the twentieth century, renowned especially for his skills as a painter and a poet. This lecture will provide a sketch of his fascinating life, illustrated with his own paintings and drawings, and concludes with readings of some of his most famous poems, in both Tibetan and English. Sponsored by the anthropology department.

Lecture: Donald Lopez Jr.

“Buddhism and Science: Past, Present, Future”

April 26

5:30 p.m., Location: Eliot 314

In debates about the relationship between religion and science, some have argued that among the world’s religions, it is Buddhism that is most compatible with modern science. In this lecture, Donald Lopez Jr., Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Culture at the University of Michigan, will provide a brief history of the association of Buddhism with science, beginning in the nineteenth century and moving to the present day, considering possible reasons for the persistence of the claims for the compatibility of Buddhism and science, as well as what Buddhism has gained, and lost, in the process. The lecture will conclude with some thoughts on the latest association of Buddhism and science: neurological research on Buddhist meditation. Sponsored by the Thomas L. Eliot Lecture Fund