Meditation can relieve anxiety, promote relaxation, and improve your outlook—but above all, meditation is about waking up to life, to its choices and possibilities. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health concerns, such as high blood pressuredepression, and anxiety.

This list includes mindfulness resources for the Portland area, online, and via mobile app.*

Secular Organizations

Buddhist Affiliated Organizations

Retreat Centers

Meetup Groups

  • Portland Mindfulness offers secular sittings hosted by a licensed psychologist. Pay according to your means and a slide values-based fee

App and Online Resources

  • ACT Companion is an app offering tools for tracking valued action, and mindfulness recordings
  • Calm focus on reducing anxiety and sleeping better
  • Conscious delivers daily mindfulness experiments (also on iTunes)
  • HeadSpace delivers daily guided meditations online or via mobile app
  • The Mindfulness App guided meditations focusing on the body (includes a special app for pregnant couples) and developing compassion
  • Mindfulness Apps a collection of meditation and mindfulness apps for managing anxiety
  • 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 anxiety and increasing wellbeing
  • Living Zen Podcast delivers recorded talks about Zen and mindfulness online, via podcast, or mobile app
  • Stop, Breathe & Think asks for your current feelings and suggest matching guided meditations
  • UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center offers guided mindfulness meditation exercises online

Books

* While community support can be a great way to cultivate healthy habits, please be advised that The Benchmark Clinic of Integrative Medicine is not affiliated with these organizations, and does not vouch for their quality. Patients should contact these organizations yourself to determine whether they are a good fit for you.