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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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To read the entire Liberating Prayer - A Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni, visit: kadampa.org/buddhism/prayer-to-buddha ...

1 week ago

Saturday, May 19th
In this very special event, Kadam Heather will grant the empowerment*of Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism in this world and give
commentary to the “Liberating Prayer”.


*What is an Empowerment?

Empowerments are special ritual ceremonies in which we receive a personal introduction to a particular Buddha and receive their blessings so that we may attain the same qualities as them in the future. Once we have received the blessings of a particular Buddha it is like they become a special, close friend and if we rely upon them we will receive their help and protection. If you have never been to an empowerment before, don’t worry, you will be guided in what to do during the actual ceremony. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Schedule:
Empowerment: 11:00-1:00
Lunch: (Provided for Everybody) 1:00-2:15pm
Commentary: 2:15-3:45pm
Break (tea, coffee, snacks provided) 3:45-4:15pm
Meditation: 4:15-5:00pm

$60 for entire event including food
$45 for just the empowerment
...

2 weeks ago

Saturday, May 19th
In this very special event, Kadam Heather will grant the empowerment*of Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism in this world and give
commentary to the “Liberating Prayer”.
 

*What is an Empowerment?

Empowerments are special ritual ceremonies in which we receive a personal introduction to a particular Buddha and receive their blessings so that we may attain the same qualities as them in the future. Once we have received the blessings of a particular Buddha it is like they become a special, close friend and if we rely upon them we will receive their help and protection. If you have never been to an empowerment before, don’t worry, you will be guided in what to do during the actual ceremony. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Schedule:
Empowerment: 11:00-1:00
Lunch: (Provided for Everybody) 1:00-2:15pm
Commentary: 2:15-3:45pm
Break (tea, coffee, snacks provided) 3:45-4:15pm
Meditation: 4:15-5:00pm

$60 for entire event including food
$45 for just the empowerment

Drop-in anytime to our Sunday morning classes!
Upcoming schedule:

This Sunday (tomorrow) Kadam Heather will be giving the last class in the series “Journey to Truth and Happiness” Feel free to drop into this class even if you have not attended the other classes in this series. Also, feel free to stay after class for tea!

The following Sunday, April 29th, Buddhist Teacher Melanie Bower, will be teaching. Melanie Bower is a long time practitioner who gives very clear and practical advice on how to apply these ancient teachings.

10:30-12:00
No cost
...

4 weeks ago

Drop-in anytime to our Sunday morning classes! 
Upcoming schedule: 

This Sunday (tomorrow) Kadam Heather will be giving the last class in the series “Journey to Truth and Happiness” Feel free to drop into this class even if you have not attended the other classes in this series. Also, feel free to stay after class for tea! 

The following Sunday, April 29th, Buddhist Teacher Melanie Bower, will be teaching. Melanie Bower is a long time practitioner who gives very clear and practical advice on how to apply these ancient teachings. 

10:30-12:00
No cost

Drop-in anytime to our Sunday morningclasses!
Upcoming schedule:

This Sunday (tomorrow) Kadam Heather will be giving the last class in the series “Journey to Truth and Happiness” Feel free to drop into this class even if you have not attended the other classes in this series. Also, feel free to stay after class for tea!

The following Sunday, April 29th, Buddhist Teacher Melanie Bower, will be teaching. Melanie Bower is a long time practitioner who gives very clear and practical advice on how to apply these ancient teachings.

10:30-12:00
No cost
Sent from my iPhone
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4 weeks ago

Drop-in anytime to our Sunday morningclasses! 
Upcoming schedule: 

This Sunday (tomorrow) Kadam Heather will be giving the last class in the series “Journey to Truth and Happiness” Feel free to drop into this class even if you have not attended the other classes in this series. Also, feel free to stay after class for tea! 

The following Sunday, April 29th, Buddhist Teacher Melanie Bower, will be teaching. Melanie Bower is a long time practitioner who gives very clear and practical advice on how to apply these ancient teachings. 

10:30-12:00
No cost 
Sent from my iPhone

...

1 month ago

The Most Meaningful Life: Becoming a Friend to the World
( Half Day Course April 7th (NKT Day) 3:00-6:00 pm)


A Bodhisattva is a true friend of the world, a person motivated by great compassion who has developed bodhichitta, a spontaneous wish to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living beings. This course will offer a special opportunity be immersed in the practices that lead to a most meaningful life.

“Nowadays, with the world in turmoil, there is a particular need for Westerners to cultivate bodhichitta. If we are to make it through these perilous times, true Bodhisattvas must appear in the West as well as in the East.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
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1 month ago

The Most Meaningful Life: Becoming a Friend to the World
( Half Day Course April 7th (NKT Day) 3:00-6:00 pm)

 
A Bodhisattva is a true friend of the world, a person motivated by great compassion who has developed bodhichitta, a spontaneous wish to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living beings. This course will offer a special opportunity be immersed in the practices that lead to a most meaningful life.

“Nowadays, with the world in turmoil, there is a particular need for Westerners to cultivate bodhichitta. If we are to make it through these perilous times, true Bodhisattvas must appear in the West as well as in the East.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
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This Week

May 20, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday Morning Drop-in meditation Class
 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Buddha and Me Tea
 
May 21, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Heart Jewel
 
May 22, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday morning drop-in
 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Heart Jewel
 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday night drop-in meditation class
 
May 23, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Heart Jewel
 
May 24, 2018
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday morning Foundation Program
 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Salem Foundation Program
 
May 25, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am
International Spring Festival
 
9:30 am - 11:30 am
OSG
 
May 26, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am
International Spring Festival