Portland News Magazine

Shambhala Singers

May 25th, 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, June 3rd at 7 pm. We hope you can join us.

1 BR Apartment sublet

May 15th, 2010 by

I have an apartment for sublet from mid-june to mid-july in the Irvington neighborhood. Hardwood floors, back deck. $700 includes utilities. Wonderfully spacious 1 BR.
I can be contacted via email.

Contact: [email protected]


June house sitting opportunity – NE Portland

May 11th, 2010 by

Looking for someone to house sit the full or partial month of June. Main responsibility would be to feed my cat, Chloe, who is low maintenance. Two bedroom house (with small shrine room) located close-in NE Portland (Hollywood) ~4 miles from Shambhala center/downtown, walking distance to shops, near bus and Max lines. Perhaps an in-town personal retreat space is needed? Prefer someone in the Shambhala community.

Contact: Alice [email protected] or call 503-287-6870.

Buddhist Household Forming

May 10th, 2010 by

I am a 29 year old Buddhist practitioner and I am forming a household
with a shared meditation practice. I aspire to create a space that is
inviting and fosters a sense of wellbeing by being both aesthetically
and functionally harmonious.

My good friend has joined me in this endeavor and I am also
accompanied by my cat, who spends more time than I do on the cushion.
I’d like to find at least two other people to join the sangha before
securing a space to rent. Ideally the house will be in southeast
Portland and will have space for a garden and an extra room for

If you have an established mindfulness meditation practice and would
like to consider sharing it with our burgeoning household, please send
me an e-mail with a bit of information about your practice and your
thoughts about how you would like to share a space with the household.

Contact Josiah at: [email protected]


May 10th, 2010 by

Sunday May 16th at 5 pm

2727 NE Jarrett Street Portland 97211
at Rayna Jacobson’s house

In addition to our snacking, sipping, and socializing (important functions of the NNE Delek, we think), we will SELECT OUR OFFICIAL NNE DELEK DEKYUNG. Rosalyn will report on Delek membership numbers. If there’s time, Happy will review information presented at the Red Cross presentation on disaster preparedness. Hope to see you there.

Note: NNE Delek is north of Prescott and east of the river, including Vancouver, WA.

East Delek Meeting

May 10th, 2010 by

The East Southeast Delek will be meeting on May 23rd from 4-6 PM at the home of Anet Ris-Kelman.

Please RSVP to Anet: Email: [email protected]; Phone: 503-777-5879

Note: East Southeast Delek is east of the river and also east of 39th/Cesar Chavez Blvd.

Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding

May 1st, 2010 by

Portland Sakya Center for Tibetan Buddhism presents:

Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding

will offer two blessing empowerments on May 15 – 16, 2010.

Amitabha Blessing Abhisheka:
The Buddha of Limitless Light
Saturday, May 15th, 10:00 am – Noon & 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Avalokiteshvara Blessing Abhisheka:
Meditational Deity of Compassion & Loving Kindness
Sunday, May 16th, 10:00 am – Noon

Suggested Donation: $30 for one or both (no one turned away) No registration needed.

Location: Portland Dharma Center – SE 25th & SE Madison

Questions: 503-234-8887

Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok is the daughter of Vajradhara Ngawang Kunga Rinchen, the previous head of the Sakya lineage, and the sister of His Holiness Sakya Trizin, the current head of the Sakya lineage. Considered an emanation of Vajrayogini, she began dharma studies at the age of six began teaching at eleven, became a fully empowered Sakya lineage holder at eighteen. After escaping to India in the late 1950s, she emigrated with her family to Canada in 1971 and now lives in British Columbia. Until 1998, Jetsunma worked full-time as a weaver and part-time as a housekeeper, while also raising her children, running dharma centers, and practicing—often through the night. She has spent the rest of her life unselfishly working towards the full realization of her legacy. She is now a full-time dharma teacher and the founder of Sakya Thubten Tsechen Ling dharma center in Vancouver, BC and Sakya Dechen Ling in Oakland, CA.