Resources for Learning Mindfulness Meditation in Portland, Oregon

Many of our clients who have started a mindfulness practice as a part of therapy have found it to be a valuable tool in promoting life satisfaction. While initial experiences with mindfulness can have a big impact, mindfulness can be regarded as a “practice” that has its greatest benefits and is best enjoyed as an ongoing activity, much like gardening, bathing, exercising, or playing an instrument.

We’ve put together the following list of resources for people in the Portland area who are interested in help in developing and sustaining a mindfulness practice.*

Secular Organizations

  • MBSR Portland is a guide for the upcoming classes in the Portland area offered by highly trained and experienced MBSR instructors.
  • Centerpoint Network LLC offers Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and yoga classes. The facilitators were trained by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
  • Hush is a studio in Portland offering classes and workshops on meditation and mindfulness training. You might think of them as a “mental fitness” gym.
  • Breath by BreathOHSU Center for Women’s Health  offers a mindfulness-based stress reduction drop-in class. All sessions are held in conference room 13000A, on the 13th floor of Kohler Pavilion. There is no cost to attend. Classes are every second & fourth Monday from 5:30-6:30p.m. and every third Friday from 9:30-10:30a.m.
  • Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic at Pacific University offers MBSR classes.
  • Portland Mindfulness offers mindfulness classes for a fee and guided sittings for values-based donations. The facilitators include licensed psychologists and mental health practitioners.
  • Portland Psychotherapy offers various classes and groups based in Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT). The services include guided meditations and coaching in using mindfulness to help pursue greater life satisfaction. The facilitators include licensed psychologists and mental health practitioners.

Buddhist Affiliated Organizations

Retreat Centers

Meetup Groups

  • Portland Mindfulness offers secular sittings hosted by a licensed psychologist. Pay according to your means and the value of the service to you (values-based fee).

App and Online Resources

Books

* While community support can be a great way to help cultivate healthy habits, Portland Psychotherapy is not affiliated with these organizations and we do not vouch for their quality. As such, you will need to contact these organizations yourself to determine whether they are a good match for you.