Modern Buddhism

Where Do I start?

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We offer drop-in meditation classes, day courses, retreats, and chanted prayers in Portland, McMinnville, Salem, Eugene, and Hawaii that are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

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Kadam Heather Teaching

We offer a wide variety of weekly classes in Portland, Salem, Eugene and Hawaii. These wonderful classes include guided meditations and a practical teaching, and are excellent for all levels.


Our events and retreats program includes beginners’ workshops, special one-time courses, and retreats that allow us to gain a rich experience of Buddha’s teachings and meditations.

Study Programs

For those wishing to go deeper by studying and practicing more systematically, MKBC offers the in-depth study programs, the foundation programs and teacher training program.

By Practicing Kadampa Buddhist Meditation

We Can…

Solve Our Problems

We can solve our daily problems of stress, anxiety, anger, uncontrolled desire, confusion, jealousy, and so on, and find deep and lasting inner peace.

Loving Kindness

We can nurture our spiritual potential  by increasing our loving kindness and wisdom, and eventually attain full enlightenment!

Integrate Our Practice

And, by integrating these practical methods into our daily lives, we will not only enrich our own lives, but the lives of our families, communities, and world.

Everyone Welcome!

What Can I Expect?

Typical Class

A typical class—which can be taken individually or as a series—consists of a relaxing guided meditation, teachings based on the meditation topic, and a final meditation.

What If I Want To Go Deeper?

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We offer In-depth study programs, the Foundation Programs and the Teacher Training Program, for those wishing to study Buddha’s teachings in a structured way with other dedicated students.

Free  E-books!

Modern Buddhism eBook
How To Transform Your Life eBook