About Camas Meditation Group

We are a small, informal group that meets each Sunday evening to share in meditation together. The goals are to have an opportunity to learn meditation practices from several traditions, to experience the energy of meditating in a group, and to share our experiences with our own practice. Above all, I hope that the group will serve as encouragement for our own individual practice.

There are many possible reasons for wanting to meditate. It is true that meditation can help us relax, help us cope with stress, encourage healthy balance and build calm and equanimity. Above all, however, meditation helps us to understand the process of our mind, and through that understanding begin to experience the true nature of the world and our place in it.

Whatever reason you have for wanting to meditate we hope that you will find a place that you can share with others on the path. If you live close to us (Camas / Washougal / Vancouver Washington, in the Portland Metro area) we hope that you will consider joining us. Absolute beginners or seasoned meditators welcome!


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Feb 9th 2014 - Meditation Cancelled Due to Weather

Well, I had assumed that things would be getting better tomorrow, but there is now an ice storm warning for Sunday afternoon and evening so I am thinking it is prudent to cancel the meditation class.

Please can you forward this to any of our group whose email you know? 

    Thanks! And stay warm! Chris.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holiday Schedule 2012

Hi all - wishing you all a wonderful and peaceful holiday season. Please note that we will not be meeting on 12/23/1012 or 12/30/2012. We will be back to normal every Sunday starting 1/6/2012.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall NW Dharma Association Newsletter

If you are interested in Buddhist Meditation events going on in the pacific northwest then check out the Northwest Dharma Association's Fall Newsletter.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Schedule 2011

Hi all, just to let you know we will not be meeting Sunday 12/25/11 (Christmas Day) or 1/1/12 (New Year's Day). Apart from that we will continue to meet weekly. Have a great holiday, hope to see you sit with us soon!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Camas/Vancouver Meditation Location from May 8th 2011!

Hi all,

I am delighted to tell you that Tenaya and VeAnne, the owners of the Breathe Yoga and Massage Studio in East Vancouver, have generously offered us the use of their space for meditation on Sunday evenings. I visited the space yesterday and it is truly beautiful, has great energy, and will be a perfect place for us to continue our practice.

The studio is very conveniently located at 17030 SE 1st Street, Suite 102, Vancouver WA 98684. You can see a map and more details about the other services Breathe offers at their website: http://www.breatheyogavancouver.com/contact-us

Here are the details: We will meet one last time at my house next week, May 1st. Then from May 8th onwards we will meet weekly Sunday evenings at Breathe yoga from 7 until 8:30ish.

We will continue to center our meditation around Metta/Lovingkindness practice, but as we are once again weekly we will also include some other forms. As always, all meditation sessions will be free, open to all and suitable for beginners. This is a great opportunity to invite new friends and family who may be interested in starting a practice, so feel free to let others know about this. Also, my mailing list isn't necessarily 100% up to date, so please spread the word!

There will be a small number of cushions, mats or chairs available -- but if you have your own then it will be a great help if you can bring them.

Please join me in Gassho/Namaste to thank Tenaya and VeAnne for their generosity. And thanks to all of you for your support during this transition period.

     Metta, Chris.