A Boutique for the Mindfully-Minded


Karuna Contemplative Living

1725 SE Hawthorne Blvd 

Portland, OR

(971) 229-0565



Mon-Fri 10-3

Sat 11-5

Closed on Sundays


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About Meditation

The popularity of meditation and yoga have soared in recent years and for good reason: its many benefits include stress relief, increased productivity and an overall sense of well-being.

Basic Meditation Instruction:

Sit in a quiet, clean environment.  Scan body for any tension. Bring attention to the movement of the breath. Notice thoughts as they arise and acknowledge them by saying "thinking" silently to oneself. Return to breath. Repeat.

Disclaimer: While the instruction is simple, it is highly encouraged that one receives instruction from an experienced and trained teacher.


"Meditation practice begins by sitting down and assuming your seat cross-legged on the ground. You begin to feel that by simply being on the spot, your life can become workable and even wonderful. You realize that you are capable of sitting like a king or a queen on a throne....In the practice of meditation, an upright posture is extremely important. Having an upright back is not an artificial posture. It is natural to the human body.

-Shambhala; Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa