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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 in the Portland area. For more mindfulness and meditation teacher recommendations, explore our Wellness Directory, which includes our fav meditation and mindfulness teachers throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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.

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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Heart to Heart: Monthly BIPOC Community Talks

July 17 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 11:15 am PDT
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

These monthly talks offer a brave space for the BIPOC community to come together, have meaningful conversations, and support healing. About this event When: Every 3rd Saturday March 20, 10-11:15am PT (past event) April 17, 10-11:15am PT (past event) May 15, 10-11:15am PT (past event) June 19, 10-11:15am PT (past event) July 17, 10-11:15am PT August 21, 10-11:15am PT Where: Online via Zoom Facilitator: Kary Youman Cost: This is a free offering for the BIPOC community Please note: THIS IS A BIPOC ONLY WORKSHOP…

GROUP DROP IN SOUND MEDITATION – LAUREN MULNE – LIFE WITH MOTION

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - November 18 @ 6:30 pm PDT
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Every 2 weeks, Thursdays

Come partake in a live sound bath meditation. Feel a deeper sense of community and healing with those around you. Perfect way to end your day. Benefits include: anxiety and depression relief, improved sleep, calming the mind/frontal cortex, enhances meditation, reduces headaches, relax fully (mind, body and soul). Let the vibrations from the Alchemy Crystal sound bowls allow you to enhance your meditation and drop into a deeper state of relaxation.

6-Weeks of Modern Meditation for the Spiritually-Curious

September 27 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 8:00 pm PDT

This fall, we invite you to join us for a virtual six-week meditation journey led by fitness and meditation expert, Laurie Gatto. Learn how to meditate, jumpstart a consistent practice, and begin looking forward to your daily sit. Through guided meditations, fitness and meditation classes, live workshops led by guest experts, healing breathwork, resources, tools + more, you'll de-clutter your mind, reset your body and learn more about this ancient practice through a modern lens. Laurie teaches approachable meditations through…

Monday Meditation Spirit Rock

Monday Night Meditation with Spirit Rock – FREE

October 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Monday, repeating until Apr 25, 2022

Spirit Rock's Monday Night Dharma Talk and Meditation program is open to all and meets every Monday night from 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. Jack Kornfield began this weekly practice and gathering over 36 years ago to introduce the practices of awareness and compassion that are the heart of Buddhist teachings. The evening mixes periods of meditative sitting with dharma talks and is appropriate for beginners and experienced students alike and is a great way to find a little peace and…

Spirit Sessions: Meditate, Yoga, Journal

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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Every Tuesday 10-11 am PT

Join Mara for a whole bodied experience of meditation, breath-work, vinyasa yoga, and journal prompts. Each session is rooted in yogic philosophy, mindfulness, and conscious community.  All levels, live and recorded. Come as you are and connect to your essential nature while deepening your practice of mind-body-spirit on all levels.

FREE Intuitive Coaching Healing Circles

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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Come and be soothed, take sacred time for self, delve a little deeper into what may be energetically, emotionally, spiritually, physically present for you in this moment. Shara Ogin, Intuitive Healer will answer individual questions (from a psychic + coaching perspective) and provide individual + group healing. These are also called Synchronicity Circles as you may be amazed by some of the similarities you will have with others in the group. What this means is that as Shara provides healing and information for one person, most likely the information will pertain to you as well! So my intention is for everyone to receive healing throughout the call! Structure of the weekly Wed zoom call: 4:-4:10 PST - Grounding and centering meditation 4:10-4:45 - Shara will spend approximately 5 minutes per person so please have your question or issues ready! (I'll get to as many people as I can). 4:45-4:50 - Announcements 4:50-5 - Closure *Gain the information and healing you are needing at this time. Zoom link will be provided following registration at: https://sharaogin.com/circles

Come and be soothed, take sacred time for self, delve a little deeper in to what may be energetically, emotionally, spiritually, physically present for you in this moment. Shara Ogin, Intuitive Healer will answer individual questions (from a psychic + coaching perspective) and provide individual + group healing. Structure of the Tuesday zoom call: 4:-4:10 PST - Grounding and centering meditation 4:10-4:45 - Shara will spend approximately 5 minutes per person so please have your question or issues ready! (I'll get…

FREE Intuitive Coaching Healing Circles

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Come and be soothed, take sacred time for self, delve a little deeper in to what may be energetically, emotionally, spiritually, physically present for you in this moment. Shara Ogin, Intuitive Healer will answer individual questions (from a psychic + coaching perspective) and provide individual + group healing. Structure of the Tuesday zoom call: 4:-4:10 PST - Grounding and centering meditation 4:10-4:45 - Shara will spend approximately 5 minutes per person so please have your question or issues ready! (I'll get…

New Moon Ritual, Mediation + Embodied Movement

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm PDT

Align with the internal energies of the new moon, enter into a ceremonial state of reflection, soul nourishment, and the release of unwanted stress, fatigue or overwhelm.  New moon is the time of new beginnings.  Plant your seeds for the upcoming lunar cycle through a slow yoga flow, tapping techniques, guided visualizations, and creative journal prompts. No experience require.  All sessions are live and recorded.  Email me if you need a recording.

“The Becoming”

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm PST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Nov 28, 2021

The Becoming is an 8-week online program created for women committed to truly knowing themselves in a grounded, practical, yet holy experience of remembering their internal connection to Divinity. Patricia Clum, is known as a guide, life coach and spiritual practitioner. She creates a divine recipe of the practical mixed with the spice of mystery and magic of the unknown. She is often called a Midwife, guiding each heart into opening; ushering in the awakening of heart and birthing of…

Mini Vacation in Your Mind

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm PST

Solo Retreat with guided visualization to reduce stress and travel to your happiest place without even leaving your seat. Relax as you are guided through a brief meditation. Voyage to your favorite place in a memory or imagined paradise for a vacation in your mind. Return back to present time and create a souvenir to remember your journey. Come away with stress management techniques to incorporate into your day-to-day routine.  Admission includes: Live Event Access + Meditation Recording

COMMUNITY GATHERING IS GLOBAL BREATHWORK!

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Dec 18, 2021

Saturdays we have people joining us from all over the world to breathe, release and relax! Canada, England, France, Germany, Mexico, El Salvador, New Zealand, Belgium and more. We are a diverse group of individuals, from children breathing with their parents. To our oldest community member who is 95 years old, and everything in between! All are welcomed and no experience is necessary!

Full Moon Spirit Session: Ritual, Move, Journal.

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am PST

Honour the full moon in a warm and welcoming virtual community.  Attune to your current mind-body-spirit state through earth centric rituals, breath-work and yoga practices, guided journal entries, and a guided shamanic journey. Shed what no longer serves your highest self and call in your prayers and intentions. Live + Recorded: please let me know if you need a recording.

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