Jul
1
1:00 pm13:00

LONG LIFE PUJA

We practice the Long Life Puja once a month to renew and strengthen the life force for ourselves and everyone in our community. In the Long Life Puja, participants summon the vital energy and life force from the elements and universal powers through meditation and visualization.

By strengthening our creative energy, this practice has the effect of extending our lifespan so that we can continue to practice and be of loving service to all beings. Like our Queen of Great Bliss and Chöd practices, this ceremony is from the Longchen Nyingtig Cycle of Teachings and was transmitted to us by Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche.

Everyone is welcome to attend and share in the blessings of the practice.

Jul
8
8:00 am08:00

PRUNING WORKSHOP WITH MASTER GARDENER MASA MIZUNO

Ever wonder how to prune an unruly tree or bush in your yard to bring out its beauty?

Here is your chance to learn from an expert and help out at  The Movement Center--a true win/win. On Saturday, July 8, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Master Landscaper Masa Mizuno will share skills in the art of Japanese pruning.

Masa Mizuno came to the United States from Osaka and was the landscape director of the Portland Japanese Garden for over a decade. As the president of his own 30-year-old design firm, he has installed public and private Japanese gardens around the world. 

Bring your pruners, work gloves and join the grounds crew to watch, learn and practice with the best....and have fun in the process.

Lunch is provided.  All are welcome, and you can come for any part of the day. We especially need help at the end, when we have to remove the yard debris.

Please direct questions and RSVP to Jan LaRue if you are planning to come.

Jul
9
3:00 pm15:00

GONG SOUND HEALING WITH DR. MICHELLE HEBERT

Join us monthly on a Sunday afternoon for a special session of double gong meditation created to uplift consciousness, balance your energy and unlock the joy from within. This healing experience begins with breathing, gentle stretching and movement (all beginner level) which allows the nervous system to prepare for the sound vibrations. Class participants then lie face up on a yoga mat in resting pose (Shivasana) and experience the powerful healing sound vibrations of two gongs, crystal bowl, bells, and guided meditation.

Sound healing meditations are considered one of the most profoundly healing and restorative meditations possible because of the deep state of relaxation that is attained in response to the sound vibration. Many class participants feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off of them by the end of the meditation. Don't miss this opportunity to de-stress and relax!

About Dr. Hebert:

Dr. Michelle Hebert is a gifted intuitive healer and teacher of meditation, yoga, and holistic health classes to students of all backgrounds. She holds degrees and certifications in Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology, Hypnotherapy, Acupuncture and Yoga. Treating thousands of patients over the past 17 years has motivated her to master alternative healing techniques that include guided visualization, sacred sound healing, yogic breathing and movement techniques that purify the mind and energy system.

Cost: $20

Jul
12
7:00 pm19:00

WEAPON OF LIGHT: A PUBLIC TALK AND MEDITATION WITH DR. NIDA CHENAGTSANG

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Join internationally renowned Tibetan doctor, Buddhist meditation teacher and author Dr. Nida Chenagtsang for a special talk and guided meditation on how to liberate thoughts and emotions through the practice of Ati Yoga.

Dr. Nida is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Sorig Khang International (formerly the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine). He is also the Co-Founder of the International Ngak-mang Institute, established to preserve and maintain the Rebkong Ngakpa yogic culture within modern Tibetan society.

Don’t block conceptual thoughts; let them arise.
Pursue them and grab them by head or tail
And then look at their bare nature directly.
This is the totally transparent emptiness and purity of the essence of mind, or the spontaneous and automatic “self-liberation” of thoughts.
— Weapon of Light, Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

No charge, although donations are welcome. No pre-registration is required.

Jul
30
7:00 pm19:00

OPEN HEART KIRTAN WITH KAVITA KAT MACMILLAN

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As the fullness of this summer comes to a peak... we will celebrate together. Call and response ecstatic chanting in community. The Movement Center is a divine space to share this music ... come join us as we raise our hearts , voices and intentions.

All peoples are invited... All races, religions, preferences & orientations. We come together in acceptance & LOVE.

No experience necessary. ALL ages, races, background, preferences, religions and identities WELCOME.

Open Heart Kirtan is:

Kavita Kat Macmillan (vocals & harmonium)
Hamid Shibata Bennet (strings & percussion)
Greg Allen (violin /viola)
Davida Bundren (response vocals & kartals)
Tressa Yonekawa Bundren (response vocals)
Jenn Noble (response vocals)
other local musicians TBD
and YOU!!  

Kavita Kat Macmillan is a musician/performer & yoga instructor who brings over 17 years of teaching, sharing kirtan & study of nada (sound) yoga to her classes and offerings She studied in NYC with Michael Harrison & Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan as well as in SF and India with Sri Karunamayee. Kat currently studies Khyal singing & Raga with Warren Senders and teaches harmonium, voice & asana. Kavita offers music locally and in Kirtan festivals such as Bhaktifest West and is a nurturing, open guide for those who are interested in exploring this path.

Suggested donation: $10 - $20 (no one turned away).
 

Aug
13
1:30 pm13:30

TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY WITH MIKKI JORDAN

This workshop is meant to provide a safe healing space for those struggling with any of the myriad forms of addiction. If you find yourself with a strong attachment to a particular behavior or activity that continues to cause you distress, this workshop is for you.

Addiction, rooted in an innate desire to find respite from life’s traumas and avoid further suffering, inevitably creates a sense of disconnection from ourselves and the world around us.

Yoga, which literally means “union”, supports us in addiction recovery by offering an opportunity to rebuild our connections. Mikki will guide you through an exploration of various Eastern theories relating to addiction recovery and guide you through a mindful and compassionate yoga practice integrating body, breath, and meditation.

About the instructor: Mikki Jordan is a psychiatric social worker and trauma sensitive yoga teacher with extensive experience working in the field of crisis intervention and trauma. She’s practiced yoga for over fifteen years, having begun her yoga journey with the Jivamukti Yoga Center in NYC. After moving to Portland she completed The Movement Center’s 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program and now works with Living Yoga, teaching trauma sensitive yoga at correctional facilities and rehabilitation centers throughout the area. Her passion is helping others develop their own personal yoga practice that supports trauma recovery.

$25


Jun
23
Jun 25

RE-CENTER YOUR LIFE: A MEDITATION RETREAT

Are you looking for a way to make a change in your life or help in a transition you're undergoing? Or are you just seeking a respite from the chaos and confusion of daily life? You'll find it at our next group retreat, the Re-Center Your Life program, a 3 day meditation immersion that is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.

Let us guide you through how to start or deepen your practice to provide a basis for sustained growth and transformation. The daily program includes several meditation sessions, hatha yoga, chanting, and a healing ritual or puja. Sessions are led by our senior teachers.  See the program schedule.

The primary focus of the Re-Center Your Life program is Kundalini Meditation, which awakens your potential for spiritual growth and empowers you to live a full, creative life. Through relaxation and conscious breathing into the chakras, you become aware of the joy in your heart, and learn to extend that experience into your whole life. This simple, profound, transformative practice is accessible to anyone.

The retreat takes place in our ashram, an urban sanctuary in Northeast Portland, in surroundings filled with sacred art and beautiful landscaping. 

REGISTER NOW

 

Jun
18
6:00 pm18:00

QUEEN OF GREAT BLISS PUJA

Our monthly celebration of life, gratitude and joy is happening on Sunday, June 18. 

One of our Tibetan Buddhist practices, the Queen of Great Bliss is a tsok--a puja where the community gathers to make offerings of flowers, food, wine, music and dance to uplift the environment and all  beings around us. The practice celebrates the creative energy of life in all dimensions and expresses our appreciation for the beauty and delight in our lives.

All are welcome to join us for this beautiful ceremony. Offerings are welcome although not required.

Jun
17
9:00 am09:00

COMMUNITY YARD SALE

We're doing a MAJOR clean-out of our attic and other storage areas this spring. We'll be having a yard sale with those items and others donated by members of our community. It is guaranteed to be epic. You'll find great deals on furniture, books, art, household appliances, kitchen gear, and much more. You're welcome to bargain, too. Stop by and shop till you drop!

Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

WHITE MAHAKALA PUJA

The White Mahakala ceremony brings wealth and good fortune in the areas of family, business, knowledge and spirituality. The practice removes obstacles to the flow of prosperity and invokes positive energies, helping participants to remove obstructions and create more flow in their lives. 

White Mahakala is a powerful deity of prosperity. He is a wrathful form of the deity of compassion, Avalokiteshvara. In this form, he demonstrates the compassionate activity of overcoming obstacles and attracting positive influences.

All are welcome to attend and share in the blessings generated and received.

May
28
6:00 pm18:00

QUEEN OF GREAT BLISS PUJA

Our monthly celebration of life, gratitude and joy is happening on Sunday, May 28. 

One of our Tibetan Buddhist practices, the Queen of Great Bliss is a tsok--a puja where the community gathers to make offerings of flowers, food, wine, music and dance to uplift the environment and all  beings around us. The practice celebrates the creative energy of life in all dimensions and expresses our appreciation for the beauty and delight in our lives.

All are welcome to join us for this beautiful ceremony. Offerings are welcome although not required.

May
14
6:00 pm18:00

MARC GAFNI ON THE RADICAL PERSONAL PATH OF UNIQUE SELF ENLIGHTENMENT: TOWARDS A PRACTICAL POLITICS OF EVOLUTIONARY LOVE

Who Are You? You are an irreducibly Unique Expression of the love intelligence and love beauty that is the initiating and animating Eros of all that is--that lives in you, as you and through you.

Dr. Marc Gafni (Oxford University, President Center for Integral Wisdom) will evolve the classic enlightenment teaching of separate self to true self. He will invite us with shocking and delightful love clarity to feel how the space of insight evoked by Unique Self radically redefines our understandings of relationship, parenting business, shadow integration, pleasure, joy, purpose and virtually every other dimension of our lives.

BIO:  

Marc Gafni is a visionary thinker, social activist, passionate philosopher, and author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment.  An ordained Rabbi, he also holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University. He is the co-founder of The Center for Integral Wisdom and serves as co-chair with Barbara Marx Hubbard. He is the evolutionary scholar in Residence at the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and a co-founder of the Integral Evolutionary Tantra school and the Outrageous Love Project.  

For more information on Dr. Marc Gafni:  http://www.marcgafni.com/

 

May
6
1:00 pm13:00

LONG LIFE PUJA

We practice the Long Life Puja once a month to renew and strengthen the life force for ourselves and everyone in our community. In the Long Life Puja, participants summon the vital energy and life force from the elements and universal powers through meditation and visualization.

By strengthening our creative energy, this practice has the effect of extending our lifespan so that we can continue to practice and be of loving service to all beings. Like our Queen of Great Bliss and Chöd practices, this ceremony is from the Longchen Nyingtig Cycle of Teachings and was transmitted to us by Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche.

Everyone is welcome to attend and share in the blessings of the practice.

May
5
May 19

100 HANDPRINT HEALING PUJA

The 100 Handprint Healing Puja is effective to help others release trauma and tension and alleviate mental, physical and emotional suffering. It can be beneficial for those suffering from illness, stress and emotional issues.

During the 100 Handprint Ritual, recipients lie down while the practice is being performed. There are prayers, chanting and extensive offerings. The instruments used are a bell, a double-sided drum, and a bone trumpet.

In the ritual, practitioners give of themselves to release the disturbances present in the environment. Through giving, the practitioner learns about the unity at the heart of life, and all those present share the benefit from the offering that is made.

We perform the 100 Handprint Ritual on the first 3 Fridays of every month.  Please call our office at 503.231.0383 by 5 pm on Thursday to reserve a place if you would like to be a recipient. 

May
3
7:00 pm19:00

THE SCIENCE OF HOMEOPATHY WITH DR. SUJIT CHATTERJEE

World renowned homeopath Dr. Sujit Chatterjee is visiting the US and will give a free talk on the powerful, natural, and healing process that is homeopathy.

Dr. Chatterjee is a classical homeopath practicing in Mumbai since 1984. He is a principal founder and teacher at the internationally acclaimed homeopathic school, The Other Song Academy in Mumbai. He is passionate about his subject and is a delightful speaker.

Apr
30
6:00 pm18:00

QUEEN OF GREAT BLISS PUJA

Our monthly celebration of life, gratitude and joy is happening on Sunday, April 30. 

One of our Tibetan Buddhist practices, the Queen of Great Bliss is a tsok--a puja where the community gathers to make offerings of flowers, food, wine, music and dance to uplift the environment and all  beings around us. The practice celebrates the creative energy of life in all dimensions and expresses our appreciation for the beauty and delight in our lives.

All are welcome to join us for this beautiful ceremony. Offerings are welcome although not required.

Apr
29
8:00 am08:00

COMMUNITY SEVA DAY

Community seva days are held twice a month at The Movement Center on Saturday mornings. It's a chance to share your skills or learn new ones. We've always got a variety of projects to choose from.

Some examples of the kinds of activities that happen on Service Days are:

  • painting, carpentry, and general maintenance work in the building
  • weeding, mulching and other gardening tasks
  • electrical and plumbing repairs
  • raking and other yard work
  • moving furniture
  • general housecleaning

Participating in Service Day is a wonderful way to get to know other students, learn a new skill or hone an existing one, and contribute in a tangible way to the welfare of a spiritual community. We start with an organizational meeting at 8:00 am, work until 12:30 pm, and then all participants are invited to stay for lunch.

Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

INTRODUCTION TO THE THINKING BODY-FEELING MIND® WITH LINDA LACK PH.D.

The Thinking Body-The Feeling Mind® (created by Linda Lack, Ph.D.) is a contemporary movement training and therapeutic healing technique acknowledged for its efficacy alongside Pilates, Feldenkrais, Alexander and Bartenieff.

TBFM is a wonderful integrative mind/body tool that reveals universal truths about Body, its issues, weaknesses, imbalances, and then helps to resolve them. It can reduce pain, waylay pending surgery, minimize movement limitations and create possibility for life, athletics, dance and theater.

COST: $50

REGISTER ONLINE

Mar
31
Apr 2

THINKING BODY-FEELING MIND® SPRING WORKSHOP WITH LINDA LACK ALL LEVELS, ALL BODIES

The Thinking Body-The Feeling Mind® (created by Linda Lack, Ph.D.) is a contemporary movement training and therapeutic healing technique acknowledged for its efficacy alongside Pilates, Feldenkrais, Alexander and Bartenieff.

TBFM is a wonderful integrative mind/body tool that reveals universal truths about Body, its issues, weaknesses, imbalances, and then helps to resolve them. It can reduce pain, waylay pending surgery, minimize movement limitations and create possibility for life, athletics, dance and theater.

  • *Friday, March 31: Introduction to Thinking Body-Feeling Mind,®
    6:00-8:30pm
  • Saturday, April 1: Practice Workshop,  10:15am-12:45pm
  • Sunday, April 2: Practice Workshop,  10:15am-12:45pm
  • Sunday, April 2: Practice Workshop,  2:30-5:00pm
    (30 student maximum for Practice Workshops)

THE FULL WEEKEND: $200

SOLD OUT! CALL 503.231.0383 TO  BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST

Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

MANTRA HEALING WITH DRUKMO GYAL

Drukmo Gyal, who performs all over the world, will be giving a very special concert of Tibetan mantras in Portland on Friday, March 24. We are delighted to host her for this concert on her first trip to the United States. A preview of her peformance is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDc22F7WHLQ. 

Mantra healing is an extraordinary and beautiful form of holistic therapy and healing. The songs sung by Drukmo Gyal, are based on mantra healing methods used in Traditional Tibetan Medicine. They are also part of the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual path of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 

 

ABOUT DRUKMO GYAL

Drukmo Gyal was born in the Northeastern part of Tibet into a family of yogis where mantra, yoga and meditation were introduced at an early age. With support from the local Tibetan yogic community, she began practicing mantras with ancient melodies and started singing publicly in 2008. She moved to Europe in 2014, produced her first album ‘Purification Voice of Tibet’ and began touring in European countries, Russia, Malaysia, and China with local musicians. Her second album ‘Tibetan Mantra Healing’ was released in 2016 and highlights the ancient healing system of Sowa Rigpa, Traditional Tibetan medicine as it was taught to her by Dr Nida Chenagtsang, a direct lineage holder and founder of Sorig Khang International. Drukmo Gyal travels the world, singing, teaching Tibetan Mantra Healing and Kunye Healing massage, and guiding retreats in the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition, the meditation practice of Tibetan physicians.

Mar
15
7:00 pm19:00

TALK: TIBETAN MANTRA HEALING WITH DRUKMO GYAL

Drukmo Gyal will introduce the theory behind Tibetan Mantra healing and discuss the connection between mantra and the five elements of Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, and Space. She will then chant with us the ‘Purification of the Five Elements’ mantra.

Mantra healing is an extraordinary and beautiful form of holistic therapy and healing. The songs sung by Drukmo Gyal, are based on mantra healing methods used in Traditional Tibetan Medicine. They are also part of the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual path of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.

Drukmo Gyal was born in the Northeastern part of Tibet into a family of yogis where mantra, yoga and meditation were introduced at an early age. With support from the local Tibetan yogic community, she began practicing mantras with ancient melodies and started singing publicly in 2008. She moved to Europe in 2014, produced her first album ‘Purification Voice of Tibet’ and began touring in European countries, Russia, Malaysia, and China with local musicians. Her second album ‘Tibetan Mantra Healing’ was released in 2016 and highlights the ancient healing system of Sowa Rigpa, Traditional Tibetan medicine as it was taught to her by Dr Nida Chenagtsang, a direct lineage holder and founder of Sorig Khang International. Drukmo Gyal travels the world, singing, teaching Tibetan Mantra Healing and Kunye Healing massage, and guiding retreats in the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition, the meditation practice of Tibetan physicians.

She returns to The Movement Center Friday, March 24th for a very special concert. For information about her complete schedule, please visit www.sorigkhangportland.org

Mar
4
8:00 am08:00

COMMUNITY SEVA DAY

Community seva days are held twice a month at The Movement Center on Saturday mornings. It's a chance to share your skills or learn new ones. We've always got a variety of projects to choose from.

Some examples of the kinds of activities that happen on Service Days are:

  • painting, carpentry, and general maintenance work in the building
  • weeding, mulching and other gardening tasks
  • electrical and plumbing repairs
  • raking and other yard work
  • moving furniture
  • general housecleaning

Participating in Service Day is a wonderful way to get to know other students, learn a new skill or hone an existing one, and contribute in a tangible way to the welfare of a spiritual community. We start with an organizational meeting at 8:00 am, work until 12:30 pm, and then all participants are invited to stay for lunch.

Feb
19
7:00 pm19:00

KIRTAN WITH SHANTALA

Our favorite kirtan artists, Shantala (Heather and Benjy Wertheimer), return to The Movement Center with their special guests: Grammy-winning bamboo flute master Steve Gorn and multi-disciplined recording artist Jared May on bass. 

$15 in advance online through February 12 / $20 thereafter (including at the door)

Parking is available in the lot at the corner of NE 31st & NE Holladay Streets.

BUY TICKETS NOW

About the artists:

Benjy and Heather Wertheimer have been leading kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide since 2001 as the duo Shantala. They are known for their special gift of bringing the audience into a vast and loving experience through their unique blend of exquisite voices with instruments of India and the West. Together they create music with beauty, passion, and reverence. Heather and Benjy have released five beautiful and well-loved albums of sacred chant music since 2003, including Living Waters, Jaya, LIVE in love, Sri, and The Love Window.

Shantala has performed and recorded internationally with such sacred music luminaries as Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, and Jai Uttal. They were named as one of the top Kirtan “Wallahs to Watch” by Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine. Kirtan is a celebration of spirit through the chanting of sacred names, carrying the audience into a state of heightened awareness, bliss, and devotion. The audience is invited to participate fully through call-and-response chanting, dance, and meditation.

Steve Gorn’s bansuri is featured on the 2011 Grammy winning recording, “Miho – Journey to the Mountain,” with Dhruba Ghosh and the Paul Winter Consort, as well as the Academy Award winning Documentary film, Born into Brothels. He has performed Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the bansuri bamboo flute in concerts and festivals throughout the world. He has often performed in India and his concert with Ravi Shankar’s disciple, Barun Kumar Pal was televised throughout throughout the country. In 2013, he was awarded the Pandit Jasraj Rotary Club of Hyderabad Award for Cross Cultural Achievement.

Jared May excels as a performer and recording artist in a huge range of musical styles, including jazz, soul, reggae, gospel, Kirtan , rock, country, live electronic, and hip-hop. In addition to his work as a world-class bassist and educator, he's also a longstanding member of the eminently sustainable rock band, the Ginger Ninjas, who tour the world carrying their gear on bicycles and pedal-powering their shows.

Feb
1
Feb 22

LEARN TO MEDITATE

This four-week course, taught by Sadhvi Parānandā, will benefit both beginners wanting to begin a meditation practice and experienced meditators who would like to renew their practice.

There are many ways to meditate, and people usually try a few methods until they find one that resonates with them. Explore our powerful, energy-oriented method in this course and make a connection with your inner Self. You will learn techniques that can improve your mental and emotional wellbeing and greatly enhance your life. 

Each session will include instruction, practice and discussion.

REGISTER NOW

Dates:             Four Wednesdays
                       February 1, 8, 15, & 22   2017

Time:              6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

Price:              59.00

 

Sadhvi Parānandā is a senior meditation teacher at The Movement Center and has taught hatha yoga, meditation and spiritual leadership here for over thirty years.

Jan
27
5:45 pm17:45

REST AND RESTORE YOGA BY CANDLELIGHT

Join Ruth Knight for yoga by candlelight. This class is offered once a month on a Friday evening.

Unwind your body, and turn your effort inward for an experience of the magic of breath and pure awareness in harmony.

Doable yoga movements followed by period of deep relaxation and meditation.  ALL WELCOME!

Jan
24
8:00 am08:00

RUDI'S BIRTHDAY

We will be celebrating the birthday of Swami Rudrananda on Tuesday, January 24, with a puja at Rudi's mahasamadhi shrine at 8 am. 

All are welcome to join us for this occasion. Offerings of flowers, chocolate or fruit are appropriate at the puja.

To learn more about Rudi, visit the website dedicated to him: http://www.rudi.org/.

Jan
22
6:00 pm18:00

QUEEN OF GREAT BLISS PUJA

Our monthly celebration of life, gratitude and joy is happening on Sunday, January 22. 

One of our Vajrayana practices, the Queen of Great Bliss is a tsok--a feast practice where offerings of flowers, food, wine, music and dance are made to uplift the environment and our entire community. The practice celebrates the creative energy of life in all dimensions, and expresses our appreciation for the beauty and delight in our lives.

All are welcome to join us for this beautiful ceremony. Offerings are welcome although not required.

Dec
27
Dec 31

CANCELLED: WINTER RETREAT WITH SWAMI CHETANANANDA

THE DECEMBER 2016 RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Our Winter Retreat with Swami Chetanananda is a way to prepare for the year ahead by gathering the resources needed to make powerful changes in your life.

For the initial three days of the retreat, you will have the chance to sit in satsang with Swamiji and participate in the rich practice traditions of the Movement Center. The program schedule will include morning and evening meditation with Swamiji, as well as his morning talks. In addition, there will be daily Chod practice, hatha yoga classes and seva projects. 

If you have not attended a retreat before, you will need to come to an orientation to the retreat at 6:00 pm on Monday, December 26.

The final two days of the retreat are dedicated to the Shaktipat Immersion segment. During the intensive, Swamiji will be giving shaktipat individually to everyone present. He will use the classical method of touch, usually on the head or heart chakra, to awaken kundalini energy and begin a natural process of spiritual transformation.

Three meals a day are included in both programs. Accommodations are available at the Movement Center, though the number of rooms available is limited.

You may choose to attend the full retreat or only the Shaktipat Immersion.

Cost: 

  • Full Winter Retreat: 575.00 (early bird 520.00 ends December 2)
  • 2 day Shaktipat Immersion: 325.00 (early bird 295.00 ends December 2)

 

Dec
25
4:00 pm16:00

CHRISTMAS HELP FOR POTLUCK IN THE PARK

Join us to help Potluck in the Park with their Christmas Dinner for those in need. They'll serve about 1400 people on Christmas, and we'll be doing the cleaning up afterwards. It's happening at the Portland Art Museum Fields Sunken Ballroom, 1219 SW Park Avenue.

To sign up, put your name on the list in the lobby at The Movement Center, contact Swami Prakashananda at prakashananda@themovementcenter.com, or RSVP at our Facebook Event Page.

ABOUT POTLUCK IN THE PARK

Rain or shine, 52 weeks a year, hundreds of needy people have a hot meal and a community gathering place because generous supporters understand food is a human right and hunger is a human wrong. Every Sunday for twenty-five years, Potluck in the Park volunteers ahve prepared and served healthy wholesome meals with dignity and kindness. The secret to Potluck in the Park's staying power is the story of its people. Our tenacious teams of career-volunteers have inspired thousands of other volunteers to donate their time, talent and money. Their dedication and passion has made Potluck in the Park a touchstone for a community in crisis. For more information, visit http://www.potluckinthepark.org/

Dec
17
1:00 pm13:00

WHITE MAHAKALA PUJA

The White Mahakala ceremony brings wealth and good fortune in the areas of family, business, knowledge and spirituality. The practice removes obstacles to the flow of prosperity and invokes positive energies, helping participants to remove obstructions in their lives. The holiday season is a wonderful time to perform this puja.

White Mahakala is a powerful deity of prosperity. He is a wrathful form of the deity of compassion, Avalokiteshvara. In this form, he demonstrates the compassionate activity of overcoming obstacles and attracting positive influences.

All are welcome to attend and share in the blessings received.

Dec
4
6:00 pm18:00

QUEEN OF GREAT BLISS PUJA

Our monthly celebration of life,, gratitude and joy is happening on Sunday, December 4. It's a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.

One of our Vajrayana practices, the Queen of Great Bliss is a tsok--a feast practice where offerings of flowers, food, wine, music and dance are made to uplift the environment and our entire community. The practice celebrates the creative energy of life in all dimensions, and expresses our gratitude for the beauty and delight in our lives.

All are welcome to join us for this beautiful ceremony. Offerings are welcome although not required.

Nov
26
1:00 pm13:00

LONG LIFE PUJA

We practice the Long Life Puja once a month to renew and strengthen the life force for ourselves and everyone in our community. In the Long Life Puja, participants summon the vital energy and life force from the elements and universal powers through meditation and visualization.

By strengthening our creative energy, this practice has the effect of extending our lifespan so that we can continue to practice and be of loving service to all beings. Like our Queen of Great Bliss and Chöd practices, this ceremony is from the Longchen Nyingtig Cycle of Teachings and was transmitted to us by Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche.

Everyone is welcome to attend and share in the blessings of the practice.

Nov
18
8:30 pm20:30

HIGHER GROUND KIRTAN WITH SUZANNE STERLING AND MASOOD ALI KHAN

Join Suzanne Sterling and Masood Ali Khan for a musical journey into the heart of a living collective prayer.

Through a fusion of devotional songs, call and response chanting, ritual and prayer, we will ignite the fires of our passion, free our voices and connect soul to spirit.

Join us as we dive into deep night and rise up singing!

TICKETS: $15 advance/$20 at the door

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Suzanne Sterling is a dedicated musician, yogi, activist, and social innovator who has been performing and teaching transformational workshops for over 20 years. She is founder of Voice of Change, a co-founder of Off the Mat into the World, and Director of the Global Seva Challenge. Learn more at SuzanneSterling.com

Masood Ali Khan, percussionist, composer, producer has a unique musical sound that inspires a meditative experience with his mesmerizing combination of the "Hang" drum and sacred mantras. Born in London, UK, from a Muslim heritage, Masood musically explores a merging of cultures and styles as a way to help heal humanity. Learn more at MasoodAliKhan.com.

Nov
6
7:00 pm19:00

QUEEN OF GREAT BLISS PUJA

Our monthly celebration of community and creative energy happens Sunday, October 2.

One of our Vajrayana practices, the Queen of Great Bliss is a tsok--a feast practice where offerings of flowers, food, wine, music and dance are made to uplift the environment and our entire community. The practice celebrates the creative energy of life in all dimensions, and expresses our gratitude for the beauty and delight in our lives.

All are welcome to join us for this beautiful ceremony. Offerings are welcome although not required.

Oct
2
6:00 pm18:00

QUEEN OF GREAT BLISS PUJA

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Our monthly celebration of community and creative energy happens Sunday, October 2.

One of our Vajrayana practices, the Queen of Great Bliss is a tsok--a feast practice where offerings of flowers, food, wine, music and dance are made to uplift the environment and our entire community. The practice celebrates the creative energy of life in all dimensions, and expresses our gratitude for the beauty and delight in our lives.

All are welcome to join us for this beautiful ceremony. Offerings are welcome although not required.

Oct
1
9:00 am09:00

COMMUNITY YARD SALE

We'll be having an epic yard sale at 1014 NE 31st Avenue--just around the corner from the ashram. We've got it all--furniture, appliances, and all kinds of household goods.

Come if you can, and be sure to tell your families, neighbors and friends.