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A Boutique for the Mindfully-Minded
Karuna Contemplative Living
1725 SE Hawthorne Blvd
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Karuna, a "Boutique For The Mindfully-Minded" is located at 1725 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, Oregon. We are committed to providing a variety of high quality meditation cushions and supplies to support health & wellness, spiritual growth and stress reduction. In addition to our meditation and contemplative lifestyle products, we also offer massage therapy on-site by appointment. Please don't hesitate to contact us if there is any way we can improve our service to you. Thank you for your patronage.
Find Your Seat
There’s nothing more important than a proper seat when meditating. Now there’s a convenient way to purchase a wide selection of meditation cushions locally. Shoppers are able to enjoy the space provided at Karuna to try a variety of cushions and see which one fits their body best. Most of the cushions are produced regionally and the Karuna brand cushions are made right here in Portland, Oregon!
What Is Contemplative Living?
Karuna means compassion in Sanskrit. Specifically, it means to alleviate suffering. At Karuna, we believe that a contemplative life is about taking occasional breaks from doing, cultivating a sense of wonder and curiosity about ourselves and the environment around us through simple observation. When we do that, we understand the human condition, reducing our sense of seperation and isolation. As Pema Chodron puts it, "Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity." So, let's all take a pause -for world peace, for inner peace- through contemplation and meditation.