Top 5 Places to Meditate + Practice Mindfulness in Portland

Looking for a place to practice meditation or mindfulness in Portland? Here are a few teachers and spaces we’d recommend exploring. Browse the full list of upcoming meditation events below.

OpenSpace Mindfulness

OpenSpace Mindfulness, run by mindfulness teacher Ashley Dahl, offers a variety of meditation gatherings, workshops and retreats.  You can explore Ashley Dahl’s teachings by joining the drop-in Meditation Mondays at 7pm at the beautiful Beam and Anchor or join an upcoming Full Moon Metta gathering, which travels to various locations (check her website). Ashley also offers seasonal workshops to help newbies get started with mindfulness meditation; a beautiful way to rediscover yourself through mindfulness.

The Portland Insight Meditation Society

The Portland Insight Meditation Society welcomes people of all faith backgrounds and orientations to explore their Buddhist teachings on awakening. A solid and reputable organization worldwide, Insight’s vision is to be a dynamic center for awakening and to support all who seek spiritual guidance – on any level, including beginners. On their website, you’ll discover regular gatherings and talks with resident teachers Robert Beatty and Christine Gieben, and visiting teachers, such as Caverly Morgan.

Pause Meditation

Pause Meditation focuses on teaching “simple, science-backed practices to train your mind, and live a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.”  This studio brings together research from neuroscience, positive psychology, and wisdom traditions, in an effort to make the benefits of meditation more accessible to all. If you’re looking for a modern, non dogmatic, place to practice you should definitely explore the drop-in meditation classes happening throughout the week or try on of their in-depth courses that provide education and tools for stress relief, wellbeing, and for connecting with life more fully.

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MightWe

MightWe is dedicated to demystifying the practice of mindfulness, while building action-oriented inclusive community. MightWe creates spaces that foster genuine human connection, courageous dialogue, and action. Currently, the MightWe team hosts a morning lecture series the last Wednesday of every month that is open to all along with meditation and mindfulness events that you can explore at various pop up locations around Portland. Explore their upcoming events here.

Peace in Schools + The Presence Collective

If you’ve got teens, be sure to explore the mindfulness meditation work of Caverly Morgan, who founded Peace in Schools, a nonprofit which created the nation’s first for-credit mindfulness class in public high schools. Peace in Schools is pioneering new depths in mindfulness education through teaching youth as well as training educators. Caverly blends the original spirit of Zen with a modern nondual approach, so these teachings feel very accessible no matter what your religious or non religious background may be.

Caverly also runs The Presence Collective, a growing community of practitioners and teachers from diverse wisdom traditions dedicated to personal transformation, social justice and collective liberation. If you’re seeking the support of a mindfulness teacher, you’ll find some greater teachers to explore here.

We always recommend exploring each teacher or studio a couple of times, in order to get a true sense of what’s available to support you. If you’re wanting to dive into other wellness experiences, there are many beautiful sound meditation gatherings in Portland,  breathwork events and beautiful yoga communities in Portland all of which incorporate mindfulness practices. Or you might consider trying a meditation retreat or a yoga retreat in Oregon.

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10 DAY YOGA JOURNEY at Yasodhara Ashram

August 9 @ 4:30 pm - August 19 @ 10:30 am PDT
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day 9 of the month, repeating until Aug 26, 2022

Reflect Reconnect Renew Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be — ten days reprieve from stress in a safe and nurturing place of reflection. Heal your mind and body Develop an authentic yoga practice Access your inner wisdom Navigate life transitions Discover tools to create more meaning, joy & relaxation For students of all levels, this course offers practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given…

10 DAY YOGA JOURNEY at Yasodhara Ashram

August 13 @ 4:30 pm - August 24 @ 10:30 am PDT

REFLECT RECONNECT RENEW Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be — ten days reprieve from stress in a safe and nurturing place of reflection. Heal your mind and body Develop an authentic yoga practice Access your inner wisdom Navigate life transitions Discover tools to create more meaning, joy & relaxation For students of all levels, this course offers practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given…

Personal Retreats at Anada Laurelwood in Oregon

Personal Retreat at Anada Laurelwood in Oregon

August 14 @ 12:00 am - August 17 @ 12:00 am PDT
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Personal Retreats at Anada Laurelwood in Oregon Create your own sanctuary by customizing a Personal Retreat at Anada Laurelwood in Oregon. With a peaceful, uplifting environment, Ananda Laurelwood makes it easy to rediscover your own center. Enjoy the following during your stay: Complimentary yoga classes. Group meditations. Three delicious vegetarian meals prepared for you each day Walks on our 225 acres of beautiful campus, forest and meadowlands. Shopping for gifts, spiritual books and CDs, and yoga and meditation supplies in our boutique. Personal…

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Hillsboro Circle Dance Meet Up

August 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-7
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Hillsboro Circle Dance Meet Up Join hands in a circle of friendly people to dance simple movements while singing sacred phrases from the world's wisdom traditions. It will feed your soul, release stress and improve your immune system. Together we form a living energy mandala, and imbue it with a vibration of peace that radiates out to the world. Every dance is fully taught in minutes by certified dance leaders. No experience or partner necessary. Always live music! For more…

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Dynasty Electrik Crystal Sound Bath + Astrology

August 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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Dynasty Electrik Crystal Sound Bath + Astrology Uranus, God of the sky and heavens, is an electrifying planet of innovation, liberation and enlightenment. This seventh planet from the sun, begins a 5 month retrograde cycle on August 15th, activating internal shifts in attitudes and behaviors, helping us to manifest profound changes. This is a time of awareness, overcoming obstacles, breakthroughs, powerful visualization, and transcendent meditation. *Special NEW MOON in LEO Sound Bath - Tuesday, Aug 18th* Crystal Sound Bath &…

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Paul Hedderman – Weekly Saturday Talks SF

August 15 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm PDT
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Paul Hedderman has been involved with the recovery community since 1988, and has been leading workshops and holding talks for 18 years. Check out his website for more information, he is a unique teacher who demonstrates that awakening can look like anything! His weekly talks in San Francisco where he lives, are well-attended talks on nondual subjects, and often spirituality as it relates to the addiction recovery community. He is straight forward, bold and speaks with alacrity - not your…

Motherland Music Drum Circle Meetup < Head + Heart www.headplusheart.com

Motherland Music Drum Circle Meetup

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Oct 3, 2020

Join our Drum Circle Meetup if you are ready to have a blast! Let's get together every Saturday afternoon for one of the best drum circles in Los Angeles. You will be able to fully express yourself among drummers of all levels. Being in a drum circle gives us the opportunity to share our love for drumming and maybe learn a new rhythm or two. The circle is held in the open space right behind the Motherland Music store. After…

Christ Consciousness Transmissions with Gina Lake < Head + Heart

Christ Consciousness Transmissions

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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This online event is held every Saturday at 5:00-6:00 pm Pacific time and every Sunday at 11:00 am-noon Pacific time

In weekly Christ Consciousness Transmission online meetings, Jesus and other Ascended Masters offer a transmission of Christ Consciousness energy through Gina Lake and her husband, Nirmala. In addition to this transmission, these transformative gatherings include channeled nondual teachings from Jesus for today based on the universal truth behind and beyond all religions. Gina Lake and Nirmala are both nondual spiritual teachers. Gina has been a channel since 1989, and in 2012, Jesus began dictating books through her. Then, in 2017,…

Restoration Sound Bath with Shanila & Gina

August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-8
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Restoration Sound Bath with Shanila & Gina Every 3rd Saturday Night! Join Shanila and Gina who combine their healing backgrounds with with sacred gongs, quartz crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, and other healing instruments used to put the mind into deep meditation, rejuvenate, and relax. Join us as we set the stage to collect this vibrant energy and use it to help manifest a stronger you, through this personalized sound journey.Energy exchange: $22 pre-registration or $25 at the door. Space…

Lean Into Life Weekly Online Soul-Care (Sundays)

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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LEAN INTO LIFE is a monthly membership to our online conscious community here to help you ground and sustain your self-care, maintain clarity, and stay inspired as we navigate these intensely changing times together. Through energy medicine practices, shamanic tools for strengthening your intuition and instinctual voice, time-tested wisdom teachings, growth mindset principles, and sacred earth medicine rituals, our intention is to help bring the world what it needs most: regulated, resourceful, and radiant changemakers. HERE'S HOW IT LOOKS: WEEKLY…

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