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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.

Latest News

Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments and Commentary to the Practices of Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini
with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

“These special instructions on Heruka body mandala and Vajrayogini are most precious and the very essence of the Vajrayana path. They are like priceless jewels that I have received from my own Father, and now I’m giving these priceless jewels to you.” -Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

This October 7-13, we have the special opportunity to receive the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments and commentary to the practices of Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini from Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab. This is the first time these empowerments have been given in North America since Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso granted them in 2003 inToronto. More Information about the Festivval click here:


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On Sunday August 7th, not only will we be starting a new series "Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World" with Resident Teacher Kadam Heather, but we will also be holding our monthly kids class with Buddhist Teacher Caroline Lopez. Both classes are from10:30-12:00. Not only that but after class we will be having a family friendly potluck!

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3 weeks ago

Please note that due to the summer festival at our mother center (Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center) we will not be holding our Tuesday night general program class on Tuesday, August 2nd. We will be starting a new series called "Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World" on Tuesday August 9th from 7-8:30pm. Our Sunday Morning drop-in class and Thursday night drop-in class will be running during summer festival with Buddhist Teachers Melanie Bower and Caroline Lopez. For more information on our upcoming fall festival please click here:

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Dharma for Kids class 10:30-12:00, Sunday, July 3rd!!!! While adults enjoy our adult meditation class with Resident Teacher Kadam Heather in our meditation room, kids enjoy their own meditation class with Buddhist Teacher, Caroline Lopez in our community room. The kids class is open to kids ages 4-10. Class is free. Please pre-register by e-mailing

2 months ago

A few pics from the Northwest Dharma Celebration in Seattle this weekend. ...

Some photos from the Northwest Dharma Celebration with Gen Rigpa. Introduction with Gen Khedrub and meditations with Kadam Heather. Such a great event! Kelsang Khedrub Rigpa Kelsang

2 months ago

We have the biggest Northwest Dharma event of the year happening this weekend! Please join us for the Empowerment of Maitreya and teachings by Gen Rigpa, Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU which starts on Friday, the 17th of June. Please visit this website: nwdharmacelebration.org/
for more information and to register.

The annual Northwest Dharma Celebration is a wonderful opportunity for people throughout the Northwest region to gather together to receive practical, inspiring teachings and meet spiritual friends. Whether new to Buddhism or an experienced practitioner, everyone is welcome at this joyful event.

Please note: We will not be having our Sunday Morning Drop-in Class on June 19th, due to the Northwest Dharma Celebration!

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This Week

August 24, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tea time
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Heart Jewel
August 25, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday night drop-in meditation class
August 26, 2016
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Heart Jewel
August 27, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Corvallis drop in meditation class
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vancouver drop in meditation class
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Foundation Program
August 28, 2016
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Eugene branch drop in meditation class
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday Morning Drop-in meditation Class
August 29, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog
August 30, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heart Jewel
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday night drop-in meditation class