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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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Inner Peace Retreat
December 3 & 4th

Learn to induce physical and mental relaxation, develop peaceful and positive states of mind, and experience inner peace. This weekend retreat introduces simple meditation techniques that will help you become more focused, centered and happy. Includes guided meditations, practical advice on how to maintain the experience of inner peace in daily life, and time to discuss the ideas presented. Come to any or all retreat sessions!

Session times:


10:30-12:00 (drop-in class)
12:00-1:00 Potluck

$5 per session

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Tammy Dunlap CraddockColleen Dietrich ..wishing we could do this... BUT, I'm happy to be part of the one in FW..5 days ago

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With the exception of thanksgiving day all General Program classes are running this week and thanksgiving weekend! See below!

Tuesday, November, 22nd 7-8:30
Letting go of craving and anger!
Class includes two guided meditations and a talk. Cost $10

Thursday, November 24th, (Thanksgiving), no class

Sunday morning, November 27th, 10:30-12:00
Meditation and mindfulness! Learn how mindfulness is the life force of meditation!

2 weeks ago

Kids meditation class this Sunday, November 6th! While adults enjoy their meditation class in the main meditation room, kids can enjoy their own meditation class in our community room @ 10:30-12:00! Feel free to join us for a community potluck immediately following both classes.

If you plan on brining your child please pre-register by e-mailing.


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Steven SheltonHi I am writhing to you from Texas and I am a lay practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism ,I bought a kadampa stupa from your store for my home alter and I am truly blessed to receive it today ,I just wanted to say it has found a home in my heart and Darmha practice , I used to be a resident of Portland Oregon some years ago and hope to come back in the future to live and when I do I would like to be part of the Kadampa center there as I am here ,I just wanted to say thank you to Santen for being so diligent in sending the Stupa ,Steven Shelton4 weeks ago

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The International Temples Project was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly, and to exemplify contemporary Buddhist practice through service to the public. It presently achieves this through building traditional and non-traditional temples, meditation and retreat centers, and through the activities of Kadampa schools, world peace cafés and Tharpa Publications.

Watch a free inspiring movie on the ITP project this Saturday, November 5th, at 3:00! Viewing will be at Mahasiddha Center.

1 month ago


This Week

December 6, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heart Jewel
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday night drop-in meditation class
December 7, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tea time
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Heart Jewel
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Eugene drop in meditation class
December 8, 2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday morning Foundation Program
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heart Jewel
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday night drop-in meditation class
December 9, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Heart Jewel
December 10, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vancouver drop in meditation class
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
December 11, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday Morning Drop-in meditation Class
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 12, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Heart Jewel
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tara prayers