Meditation and Buddhism in Portland


Drop-in Classes

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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Drop-in Meditation class in Salem
Sunday, January 5th
5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Broadway Coffeehouse in the Stayton room

In this class we will learn how to use meditation to free ourselves from feelings of discouragement, self critical thoughts and negative self-perceptions. The class includes two guided meditations and a talk. With Kadam Heather
Everybody Welcome! 🌈
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Drop-in Meditation class in Salem
Sunday, January 5th
5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Broadway Coffeehouse in the Stayton room

In this class we will learn how to use meditation to free ourselves from feelings of discouragement, self critical thoughts and negative self-perceptions. The class includes two guided meditations and a talk. With Kadam Heather 
Everybody Welcome!   🌈

2 weeks ago

Event at our regional center in Seattle

Imagination is a remarkable capacity of mind - all the things that appear in every day reality are first created with imagination. This is true for buildings, roads and new technology, and for the subtle inner states of mind that determine our quality of life. Positive minds such as compassion and wisdom are the true source of happiness and developing them is the real meaning of human life. In this weekend course, Gen-la Jampa will explain methods for creating a world based on pure imagination using Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra, empowering us to overcome painful states of mind and become a source of benefit and happiness for ourselves and others.
About the Teacher
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is an internationally renowned, ordained Buddhist teacher and the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). As a senior Kadampa teacher, Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years, and under Geshe-la's guidance has taught at many centers and events around the world. Gen-la is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings and his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.


Cost
$65 for the full event. Pre-registration by Wednesday, January 1st at 5pm includes a delicious vegetarian lunch on both days. ($45 for supporters of Kadampa Meditation Center WA)
$45 for Saturday only. Pre-registration by Wednesday, January 1st at 5pm includes a delicious vegetarian lunch. ($30 for supporters)

Event Schedule
Saturday, January 4
10:00-11:30am Teaching session
12:00-1:00pm Meditation session
Lunch
2:30-4:00pm Teaching session

Sunday, January 5
10:00-11:00am Meditation session
11:30am-1:00pm Teaching session
Lunch

You can register here:
www.eventbrite.com/e/imagination-in-action-with-visiting-teacher-gen-la-kelsang-jampa-tickets-713...
Kadam Heather Rocklin
meditationinoregon.org
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Event at our regional center in Seattle 

Imagination is a remarkable capacity of mind - all the things that appear in every day reality are first created with imagination. This is true for buildings, roads and new technology, and for the subtle inner states of mind that determine our quality of life. Positive minds such as compassion and wisdom are the true source of happiness and developing them is the real meaning of human life. In this weekend course, Gen-la Jampa will explain methods for creating a world based on pure imagination using Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra, empowering us to overcome painful states of mind and become a source of benefit and happiness for ourselves and others.
About the Teacher
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is an internationally renowned, ordained Buddhist teacher and the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). As a senior Kadampa teacher, Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years, and under Geshe-las guidance has taught at many centers and events around the world. Gen-la is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings and his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.

 
Cost
$65 for the full event. Pre-registration by Wednesday, January 1st at 5pm includes a delicious vegetarian lunch on both days. ($45 for supporters of Kadampa Meditation Center WA)
$45 for Saturday only. Pre-registration by Wednesday, January 1st at 5pm includes a delicious vegetarian lunch. ($30 for supporters)
 
Event Schedule
Saturday, January 4
10:00-11:30am Teaching session
12:00-1:00pm Meditation session
Lunch
2:30-4:00pm Teaching session
 
Sunday, January 5
10:00-11:00am Meditation session
11:30am-1:00pm Teaching session
Lunch
 
You can register here: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imagination-in-action-with-visiting-teacher-gen-la-kelsang-jampa-tickets-71327190547
Kadam Heather Rocklin
meditationinoregon.org

2 weeks ago

Tara is our Buddha Mother and she can assist us in swiftly overcoming our obstacles. She assists us in developing happiness and bringing happiness into our world. On New Year's Eve we will be making prayers to her to help us heal our world. Feel free to come to one or all of the sessions.



Tara Chanting Schedule:

6:30p-7:30p Session 1

8p-9p session 2

9:30p-10:30p session 3

11p-12a session 4
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Tara is our Buddha Mother and she can assist us in swiftly overcoming our obstacles. She assists us in developing happiness and bringing happiness into our world. On New Years Eve we will be making prayers to her to help us heal our world. Feel free to come to one or all of the sessions. 

 

Tara Chanting Schedule: 

6:30p-7:30p Session 1 

8p-9p session 2 

9:30p-10:30p session 3 

11p-12a session 4

3 weeks ago

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1 month ago

Drop in meditation class in McMinnville Wednesday morning, December 11th from 11:30-12:30 at 4 Elements Yoga.

INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHIST MEDITATION

Everyone has the capacity to tap into an endless supply of inner peace and happiness. Modern Buddhism presents the meditations and the techniques that we need in order to achieve this. We can learn to choose happiness throughout our life. In this series, Kadam Heather will explain the methods that free us from negative emotions, giving joy, happiness and meaning to our life. Everyone is welcome! Just bring yourself and dress comfortably! Drop-ins are welcome to attend any class in this series.

Cost: By Donation
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Drop in meditation class in McMinnville Wednesday morning, December 11th from 11:30-12:30 at 4 Elements Yoga. 

INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHIST MEDITATION

Everyone has the capacity to tap into an endless supply of inner peace and happiness. Modern Buddhism presents the meditations and the techniques that we need in order to achieve this. We can learn to choose happiness throughout our life. In this series, Kadam Heather will explain the methods that free us from negative emotions, giving joy, happiness and meaning to our life. Everyone is welcome! Just bring yourself and dress comfortably! Drop-ins are welcome to attend any class in this series.

Cost: By Donation

1 month ago

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