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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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Nyungne Fasting Retreat 1000-armed-Avalokiteshvara This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion, and bodhichitta. This annual special purification and fasting retreat is held at Kadampa Centers around the world to celebrate the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment day. Saturday, April 12 – 6:30 am Precepts (Required), 7:30-9 am, 10-11:30am, 1-2:30pm Sunday, April 13 – 6:30 am Precepts (Required), 7:30-9 am, 12-2pm, 2:30-4 pm This retreat is an opportunity to engage in the traditional fasting purification practice in association with prostrations to 1,000 armed Avalokiteshvara. Each day will begin with the taking of the eight Mahayana precepts at 6:30 am. There will be three sessions each day. One can only attend the sessions if you have taken the precepts that morning.

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This Week

  • Thursday

    9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Morning Foundation Program

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Thursday night drop-in meditation class

  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Salem General Program

  • Saturday

    9:15 am - 11:15 am

    Quick Path

  • Sunday

    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Sunday Morning Drop-in meditation Class

  • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Foundation Program

  • 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm


  • Monday

    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Dakini Yoga (for HYT practioners only)

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


  • Tuesday

    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Heart Jewel