Portland News Magazine

Eugene Sangha member got a job in Portland and is looking for housing…

October 21st, 2012 by Lesa Ricci

Prefer NE or SE, but will consider other areas. Please contact Rick McMonagle @ 541-515-2283 or [email protected]

Dharma Practitioner wanted to rent one bedroom in Vancouver…

September 10th, 2012 by Lesa Ricci

To all Shambala practitioners and friends,

I am looking for a  dharma practitioner to rent my lovely one bedroom apartment in Vancouver, WA.

I have a charming apartment for rent, separate from but attached to my home on a quiet cul-de-sac very near the Columbia River in East Vancouver. See attached photos. It is very close to Portland: only a five minute drive to both the I-5 and I-205 bridges. Freshly painted and looking like new, this cozy cottage is located on a 10,000 square foot lot surrounded by grass, trees, shrubs and flowers. It has it’s own entrance and a parking space in the front of the house, and a private deck out to the backyard. As a dharma practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, I am hoping to find a person or persons to rent this space who are also on a spiritual journey and who will enjoy this quiet and peaceful oasis. Rent is $700/mo. and includes water, sewer, garbage and cable T.V. access.

It is move in ready so if you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact me as soon as possible at 503-939-9298 or by email at [email protected] to arrange a time to view this lovely property.


Judy Abel

Buddhist Co-housing Community planned: “Householder Refuge”

July 16th, 2012 by Lesa Ricci
Hello Portland-Area Sanghas,
As you may know, Dharma Rain Zen Center is getting squeezed out of our current location and is in the process of purchasing a large build-to-suit parcel in NE Portland.  A potion of our plan is to create a co-housing community for Buddhist practitioners.  We are still early in the process, but expect units to be sold well in advance of occupancy. Click here to read  a 5 page prospectus describing the development – “Householder Refuge.”  If you have members in your group who might be interested, please forward this to them, to your distribution list, and/or post it on a display board.  This is a wonderful opportunity for nourishing the inter-sangha jewel.
With hands palm to palm,

Shared Housing Wanted

February 6th, 2012 by


I am a recent transplant to Portland from the East Coast looking for housing by March – preferably a room in a shared house. It would also be great to be close-in because I get around by bike. I would prefer to live with other young people, but I am open to any situation that feels right.

I’m 24, a recent college graduate, fairly quiet and very respectful. I like to play guitar and banjo, sing shape-note music, read, meditate and run. I am also getting into cooking. I strive to be environmentally conscious and good to the earth.

I was introduced to Shambhala in the last year and have completed a couple of training levels. I look forward to growing and learning more.

If you have a room available or know of someone who does, please feel free to contact me. My email address is [email protected] and phone number is 919-619-3587.

Rob Meeker

Need rental Aug.- Nov. while undergoing medical treatment

July 11th, 2011 by

Dear Sangha Members in the Portland Community,

I am seeking a rental apartment from August 1 through November for my young nephew who will be undergoing a stem cell transplant in july. He is in need of a location within 15 minutes of the OHSU campus. If anyone is aware of any available housing that would match these needs will you please email me at: [email protected]

With appreciation,
Catherine Phelps

June Sublet in NW Portland: Furnished Studio Apartment, $540 plus utilities and damage deposit

April 18th, 2011 by

I will be on retreat for the month of June and need to sublet my apartment…

Fantastic location – 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…

The secure building is four floors including the basement. The property manger, lives in the building – he’s great. My studio is fully furnished, clean and full of character with vintage woodwork, big bay window, hardwood floors. I have a meditation area with a full shrine. There’s a separate sizable kitchen and a sizable bathroom with a claw-foot tub and shower. My futon bed folds up into a couch if you want to do that. There is a coin laundry in the basement, this is also where the bike storage is. It’s a non-smoking building. Even though it’s right off Burnside, you don’t hear street noise. No pets.

I’d prefer someone in the Shambhala community…email me here if you’re interested.

Lesa Ricci

Hoping to Form Shambhala Household

November 8th, 2010 by

I’m a longtime dharma student who would like to share my large home on SE Belmont St. with fellow practitioners. I’m dedicated to the Shambhalian goal of creating a society of meditators who through their practice are developing their compassion, openness to life, and clear communication with one another. My intention is to create a household that reflects these ideals to the best of our abilities.

The house is warm and welcoming and has hosted many Shambhala Center parties and meetings over the years. It has four bedrooms, all on the second floor, two of which are currently available. One is 12′ x 14′ with large windows facing west and north (the west window has a great view of downtown Portland), the other is 11′ x 12’6″ with windows facing east and north (great morning light). Both have refinished fir floors and functional but not very large closets (apparently people didn’t have that many clothes in 1906 when the house was built), but there’s ample storage elsewhere for whatever won’t fit. I have some bedroom furniture if you need it, or if you have lots of furniture you can help furnish the common spaces if you want. The other two 2nd floor rooms are my bedroom and office, although I’m planning to convert the office into either a shrine room (open to all) or a bedroom for another householder. These rooms all share a common bathroom.

The rest of the house: 1st floor–living room, dining room, kitchen–all quite large; basement–one finished room, has been a band practice room in the past but future use is open, tons of storage, laundry, half bath; 4th floor: a beautiful, partially finished attic space with good headroom, more storage, nice accommodations for overnight guests, great city views; it’s currently my shrine room, although it can get fairly chilly in winter. There’s a large yard with a flagstone patio, furnished with table and chairs, and a raised-bed vegetable garden out back.

The neighborhood: I love this neighborhood! It’s diverse, lively, close to shopping (including the brand new Hawthorne New Seasons), cafes, great restaurants, funky movie houses and night spots, and it has the most beautiful park in Portland at it’s heart–Mt. Tabor, which will become your inspiration and refuge if you live here. There’s frequent bus service on Belmont–15 min. to downtown, 10 min. by bus or car to the Shambhala Center (probably faster by bike!)

Me: I’m an artist/designer in my 50’s and a recent empty-nester, with the departure of my youngest son for a household of his own. I’m into a fairly quiet lifestyle, work at home part of the time although I have a studio across town where I’ll usually be during the day (and some nights). I love to cook and entertain, to listen to music both at home and in performance, to read, watch the occasional movie on DVD but almost no other TV, to hike and take city walks as often as possible, to travel. I’m open as far as household organization, but would want a group effort in keeping the common areas clean and uncluttered.

I’m asking $500/mo. for each room, plus a share of the utilities (which include wireless internet)–each share should be around $100/mo. in the winter, less in the warm months.

If you’re interested, contact me, Linda, at: [email protected], or 971-235-6588.


Sangha members, Jay Stewart and Doug McCanne, home for sale

September 13th, 2010 by

3 bedroom, 2 bath plus bonus room in Clinton area, listed at $385,000.
Below is our realtor’s description—a little flowery but accurate:
Charming farmhouse lovingly restored and updated for today’s living. Light-filled rooms, high ceilings, gorgeous floors and pristine millwork make this home exceptional. Cook’s kitchen with gas stove and stainless appliances looks out on sunny garden complete with fruit trees and veggie garden. Tons of storage and mechanical updates—functional and charming.
If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact our realtor:

Chris Bonner
Hasson Company
Direct: 503-516-6912
E: [email protected]

Thank you.,
Jay and Doug

Housing Opportunity

August 19th, 2010 by

Im giving up my place in Corbett effective Oct 1. The woman who owns the house, is interviewing for someone to share her space. Perhaps there is someone in the Shambhala community who is looking for housing. This is a great opportunity. It’s a perfect place to practise. Lu, the homeowner, gave permission for me to pass on her number (503-695-5791). Interested persons should identify themselves as associated with the Center.

Rent is $350. Great view of the Columbia River.

Thank you, Stephen

Looking for a Sangha Shared Living Situation

August 2nd, 2010 by

I am going to be vacating my studio apartment at the end of August and am interested in finding a sangha roommate. I am currently living in southeast Portland and would like to stay on that side of town.

John Stott
[email protected]