Buddhism for Here and Now  

Dekeling is a meditation community based in Portland, Oregon.

We offer authentic Tibetan Buddhism, made accessible for today’s world.

Join us for meditation, classes and special events.

We are a relaxed and respectful group, open to honest dialogue and discovery.

Acknowledging the suffering caused by fixed beliefs and divisive views, we aim to be humble, inclusive, and continuously learning.

For your well-being during the pandemic, and for our friends at a distance, we offer Zoom streaming for all of our sessions.

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Current Offerings


SEVEN POINTS OF MIND STUDY & PRACTICE GROUP

The Seven Points of Mind Training (also known as ‘lojong’) is one of the great treasures of Buddhist practice. Using a system that integrates formal mediation practice with carrying practice in daily life brings strength and joyful consistency to those who live and work in the secular world, but who are committed to a sincere path of awakening.

LINK for this class:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85737957061?pwd=ajVPNy81dVpvOFhsRS84ZlZudkpQUT09

Meeting ID: 857 3795 7061

Passcode: 462799


WAKE UP TO YOUR LIFE STUDY & PRACTICE GROUP

The key to becoming fully alive and joyful is to develop our natural capacity for attention and to be fully present here and now. In this informative guidebook to practical Buddhism you discover:

  • How to live life with equanimity, loving-kindness, compassion, and joy
  • How to cut through obsessions with the external world, relationships, harmful emotions, pleasure and power, and self
  • Tried-and-true methods for cultivating active attention with your body and mind.

LINK for this class:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88244051318?pwd=Um90cTJZQkNITEFJM1kwRGxJL1lVUT09

Meeting ID: 882 4405 1318

Passcode: 545390


MONDAY NIGHT MEDITATION AND DIALOGUE

This is a great place to get to know us. On Monday nights we meet at 7 PM PST for an hour of meditation, accompanied by beginners’ instructions. After a short break, we share questions and open dialogue. All are welcome to participate as we hone meditative stability and clarity with traditional methods of calm abiding (shamatha) mediation.


MID-WEEK MEDITATION: SANITY BREAK

You need this. Yes you do. Everyone says so. Half an hour mid-day of calm abiding meditation. Beginner? No problem. Not Buddhist? No problem. Come and make your contribution to world peace by stepping out of the river of confusion for 30 minutes. Then carry on in a better frame of mind.


ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS WITH A TEACHER

Individual instruction for your life, your practice, your style of learning. If you’d like to schedule a Zoom meeting, click the LEARN MORE link. If you’d like to meet face to face (and are vaccinated) email Lama Lekshe at lekshe@gmail.com


DEKELING’S PODCASTS

Dharma talks to keep you company. Take a walk and have a listen. Send to your family and friends. Connecting the world to wisdom and compassion, 24/7.