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.
  • Pause Meditation is a studio in Portland offering classes on meditation and mindfulness. Their hope is to open doors for people who are interested in exploring, learning and practicing mindful living.
  • 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

  • ACT Companion is an app offering mindfulness recordings and tools for tracking valued action.
  • Calm app is designed for sleep, meditation, and relaxation.
  • HeadSpace delivers daily guided meditations online or via mobile app.
  • The Mindfulness App includes guided meditations focusing on the body (including a special app for pregnant couples) and developing compassion.
  • Mindfulness Daily offers daily exercises to help build a practice in just a few minutes a day.
  • I-Here-Now is an ACT and mindfulness app for managing stress and increasing wellbeing.
  • Insight Timer is an app with over 60,000 free guided meditations designed to target sleep, anxiety, and stress
  • Stop, Breathe & Think asks for your current feelings and suggest matching guided meditations.
  • Living Zen Podcast delivers recorded talks about Zen and mindfulness online, via podcast, or via mobile app.
  • Portland Psychotherapy offers ACT-consistent mindfulness meditation exercises online.
  • UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center offers guided mindfulness meditation exercises online.
  • Guided meditations from mindfulness guru, Tara Brach.
  • Liberate is a meditation app specifically for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community.


* 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.

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