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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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20 hours ago

Dharma For Families Today!

Impermanence can be challenging for kids and adults alike. Kids can struggle with everything from transitioning from one activity to another, to moving to another house, to loosing a loved one. In Saturday's class Kadam Heather will be using meditations, arts activities and circle time discussion to explain how to experience impermanence in a new way!
11:00-12:00, Saturday, October 22nd. Free!
8959 SW Barbur Blvd
Please e-mail info@meditationinoregon.org if you plan on attending.

4 days ago

"The emphasis throughout is on the practical application of Buddhist ideas and practice to find solutions to everyday problems."-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Our Sunday morning meditation class is up and running after the windstorm! This morning Kadam Heather will continue to talk about Buddhism basics.

Time: 10:30-12:00
Location: 8959 SW Barbur Blvd
Cost: there is no cost! Donations are welcome if you wish to give.

1 week ago

This Sunday, October 2nd, we will be having a kids meditation class from 10:30-12:00. While adults enjoy our adult meditation class in our main meditation room, kids enjoy their own meditation class in our community room. Through fun activities and meditation kids learn to foster habits such as kindness, patience, cooperation and giving. Free!
Please pre-register your children by e-mailing: dharmaforkids@meditationinoregon.org
We will also be having a potluck at noon, everyone is welcome to stay!

4 weeks ago

with Resident Teacher, Kadam Heather
All parents want their children to be happy and every child wants a happy family. “Dharma for Families” is a place for families to come together, have fun, and learn special ways of thinking and being that help to create a meaningful life and a happy family.

The family class offers a simple introduction to Buddha’s teachings, emphasizing loving- kindness, respect for others, and keeping a happy heart and positive attitude.

Recommended for families with children ages 3-10 years of age.

Kadam Heather has been the Resident Teacher of Mahasiddha Center for over ten years and is also a mom.

11:00-12:00, Saturday, September 24th. Free!

Please pre-register by e-mailing


1 month ago

Love is the real nuclear bomb that destroys all our enemies, because when we love all living beings, we have no enemies.
~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

1 month ago


This Week

October 26, 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
October 27, 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
October 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
McMinnville drop in meditation class
October 29, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Corvallis drop in meditation class
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
WFJ with Tsog
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Foundation Program
October 30, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday Morning Drop-in meditation Class
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
October 31, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Heart Jewel
November 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heart Jewel
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday night drop-in meditation class