Everyone Welcome!

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

Hello Everyone,

Everything is on for today and this weekend! Please make your decisions on whether or not to come to the center based on the amount of snow in your particular area. If you choose to come, the upper part of the center's parking lot has less snow than the bottom. If you decide not to come and feel like you need some Dharma, remember you can download Geshe-la's newest book for free here:
howtotyl.com/us
How wonderful that we can transform everything into the spiritual path!
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3 days ago

Dear Friends,

Due to the 15.5 inches of snow that has already fallen we are canceling our morning Foundation Program class tomorrow, heart jewel tomorrow afternoon and Thursday night drop-in class tomorrow night. Some of the roads near the center are also closed due to fallen trees.

Please stay safe and warm!
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5 days ago

Is that a ski resort? No, it's southwest Portland near Mahasiddha Center! Due to the inclement weather we are canceling Tea Time and Heart Jewel (prayers) this afternoon. Please check back for updates on Thursday morning FP, Thursday afternoon's Heart Jewel prayers and Thursday night's drop-in meditation class. Stay safe! ...

5 days ago

Hello Everyone,

Although there is only an inch of snow there is an ice storm expected to come in between 9-11am. In addition to this, there is already a sheet of ice on top of the snow. It is deceptive because because it's difficult to see but as soon as you put your foot down it feels like an ice skating rink! So unfortunately, we will have to cancel both the adult and kids classes today and Lamrim retreat sessions. Here is what the weather service has said:

AN ICE STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE WILL LIKELY BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS AND WINDS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO SNAPPED POWER LINES AND FALLING TREE BRANCHES THAT ADD TO THE DANGER.
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1 week ago

Due to the snow storm the Lamrim retreat sessions will be canceled for the rest of today (Saturday). ...

1 week ago

At the moment we still plan on having our Sunday morning drop-in class and kids class this Sunday from 10:30-12:00. We also still plan on having all Lamrim retreat sessions this weekend. However, if the snow/ice storm comes in as predicted Saturday afternoon we will post Saturday afternoon cancelations by 2:00pm and Sunday cancellations by 8:00am. If you are currently planning on having your child attend the Sunday morning kids class please pre-register your child by e-mailing
dharmaforkids@meditationinoregon.org
No pre-registration is necessary for our adult Sunday classes. Stay warm!!!
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1 week ago

 

This Week

January 16, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Heart Jewel
 
January 17, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heart Jewel
 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday night drop-in meditation class
 
January 18, 2017
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
 
January 19, 2017
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
 
January 20, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Heart Jewel
 
January 21, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Saturday Foundation Program
 
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Heart Jewel
 
January 22, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday Morning Drop-in meditation Class
 
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TTP