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About Us

Our Purpose

Everyone welcome!  Meditation classes are offered on Sunday mornings, Tuesday and
Thursday evenings. These classes are suitable for all individuals whatever their level of
interest, from those who seek simple relaxation to those who wish to find lasting inner
peace (what to expect at a class). We offer Buddha’s timeless teachings in a simple, practical way to help solve daily problems and create the real peace and happiness we all long for.

Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Center has arisen from the pure intention and vision of
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition –
International Kadampa Buddhist Union, and is dedicated to the happiness and freedom
from suffering of every living being. Weʼve been in Portland since 1997 offering activities
such as drop-in meditation classes, day courses, retreats, and chanted prayers for the
Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike.

Check our current calendar for a full listing of all the events at Mahasiddha.

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A few pictures from US Spring Festival. ...

1 week ago

Come to this special event and receive the blessing empowerment of the female Buddha WhiteTara, the embodiment of wisdom who increases our life span and good fortune. In a series of talks and guided meditations, learn how, by relying on Tara with faith, we can increase our wisdom and compassion and make our life truly meaningful.

Saturday, May 6th
11:00-1:00: Empowerment
1:00-2:00: lunch (included)
2:00-3:30: teaching
3:30-4:00: break (tea/coffee provided)
4:00-5:00: meditation
Cost $60

3 weeks ago

Just a friendly reminder that we will not be holding our Thursday night meditation class tonight.

All other drop-in classes are running during the US Spring Festival.

4 weeks ago

Just a friendly reminder that we will not be holding our Thursday night meditation class tomorrow, April 20th and next Thursday, April 27th.

All other drop-in classes are running during the US Spring Festival.

1 month ago

Celebrate Buddha's Enlightenment Day!

Tomorrow (Saturday from 6:30-8:30pm) we will be doing a special set of prayers called "Offering to the Spiritual Guide".

This is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra that is a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon our Spiritual Guide as a Buddha and making praises and requests, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path, and training the mind, as well as both the generation stage and completion stage of Highest Yoga Tantra. By relying upon Je Tsongkhapa our compassion, wisdom and spiritual power naturally increase.

Also, at 3:00pm on Saturday Kadam Heather will be giving an explanation of the Nynung Ne retreat that will be offered on Sunday.

Our Sunday morning class will be running as usual!

1 month ago

Free Meditation Class in Vancouver! Everybody welcome to a free meditation class at the Vancouver Community Library in the Skamania Room from 11:30-12:30pm. The class will be this Saturday, April 15th with Kadam Heather. ...

1 month ago


This Week

May 24, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Heart Jewel
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Eugene drop in meditation class
May 25, 2017
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday morning Foundation Program
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday night drop-in meditation class
May 26, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Heart Jewel
May 27, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Quick Path
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Saturday Foundation Program
May 28, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday Morning Drop-in meditation Class
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WFJ with Tsog
May 30, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heart Jewel
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday night drop-in meditation class