Meditation and Buddhism in Portland


 

Temporary Physical Closure

Click link below for Live Streaming

Classes if you live in Oregon or Vancouver, WA

https://meditationinoregon.org/livestream

Hello Everyone,

You can join us for our Sunday morningand/or Monday morning meditation classes through live streaming!

Our Sunday morning meditation classes will be from 10:30-12:00 every Sunday. This will be taught by our
Resident Teacher Kadam Heather.
You can also join us every Monday morning from 10:30-12:00 for a lived streamed meditation class with
Buddhist Teacher, James Jacoby.

For info on how to do this please click here:
https://meditationinoregon.org/livestream

Drop-in Classes at Physical Location

Will Resume at a Later Date

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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International Summer Festival Online!

THE BUDDHIST WAY
OF LOVING KINDNESS
WEEK 1
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
General Spiritual Director
of NKT-IKBU
Buddha Amitayus Empowerment and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, an immensely inspiring and practical book, revealing essential methods for transforming all life's difficulties. To receive this profound and practical advice from such an accomplished and experienced Teacher is an opportunity not to be missed.

ESSENTIAL ADVICE
FROM THE HEART
WEEK 2
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Deputy Spiritual Director
of NKT-IKBU
Buddha Green Tara Empowerment and teachings on Advice from Atisha’s Heart, sublime heartfelt advice to live by. Eternally modern and relevant, it is packed with practical guidance that helps us transform our ordinary daily life into a joyful path to deep inner peace. Whatever your level, you will find Gen-la Jampa's commentary both illuminating and inspiring.

FIRST ONLINE SUMMER FESTIVAL
This is the first time an International Kadampa Summer Festival has taken place online, and it presents a unique opportunity for anyone in the world to take part. You will join thousands of other like-minded people from many different countries and cultures listening to powerful teachings from Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Jampa - all in the comfort of your own home!

And you will be able to see videos and follow stories from other people taking part.

This is a unique and very special opportunity - a truly meaningful way to spend the Summer Holiday!

If you have not yet registered or want to find out more, visit the Festival website at:

kadampafestivals.org/summer
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International Summer Festival Online!

THE BUDDHIST WAY
OF LOVING KINDNESS
WEEK 1
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
General Spiritual Director
of NKT-IKBU
Buddha Amitayus Empowerment and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, an immensely inspiring and practical book, revealing essential methods for transforming all lifes difficulties. To receive this profound and practical advice from such an accomplished and experienced Teacher is an opportunity not to be missed. 

ESSENTIAL ADVICE
FROM THE HEART
WEEK 2
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Deputy Spiritual Director
of NKT-IKBU
Buddha Green Tara Empowerment and teachings on Advice from Atisha’s Heart, sublime heartfelt advice to live by. Eternally modern and relevant, it is packed with practical guidance that helps us transform our ordinary daily life into a joyful path to deep inner peace. Whatever your level, you will find Gen-la Jampas commentary both illuminating and inspiring.

FIRST ONLINE SUMMER FESTIVAL
This is the first time an International Kadampa Summer Festival has taken place online, and it presents a unique opportunity for anyone in the world to take part. You will join thousands of other like-minded people from many different countries and cultures listening to powerful teachings from Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Jampa - all in the comfort of your own home!

And you will be able to see videos and follow stories from other people taking part.

This is a unique and very special opportunity - a truly meaningful way to spend the Summer Holiday!

If you have not yet registered or want to find out more, visit the Festival website at: 

https://kadampafestivals.org/summerImage attachment

1 month ago

US Kadampa Festival
Starts Friday, June 19, 8:00pm
$150 for the entire 5-days of festival
Everyone welcome!
We have been experiencing and witnessing a lot of suffering throughout our world - including the sufferings of injustice, oppression, grief, sickness and dying. There is now increased economic fear, as well as social and political unrest. On an individual level, addictions, compulsions, and mental illness are all on the rise. What are we to do in such challenging times?

Buddha's teachings reveal how every one of us has the power to change our world into one of true happiness, equality, freedom and breathtaking beauty. It starts with connecting to our own peaceful states of mind, our Buddha nature, and through this connecting to the inner experience of enlightened beings.

In just under two weeks, there will be a special opportunity to connect with Buddha Maitreya, the enlightened embodiment of all Buddhas' loving kindness. By directly connecting with Maitreya's mind, we will have great power to develop our own minds of love and compassion, which are the solution to all our world's problems.

“Loving kindness is the very essence of Kadam Dharma and a precious method to attain enlightenment. We will be born as Buddha through loving kindness for all living beings. In reality loving kindness gives you everything.”
- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Everyone is welcome!
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2 months ago

Now is the time....SPRING FESTIVAL 2020 ONLINE
THE POWER OF COMPASSION ~ BUDDHA VAJRAPANI EMPOWERMENT

Online Spring Festival booking is now open
BOOK NOW: kadampabookings.org/frontend/?eventid=587

The 2020 International Spring Festival will now be streamed online May 22-27 with a full program of teachings, empowerment and meditations.

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will grant the empowerment of Vajrapani, the Buddha of spiritual power, and give teachings on how to develop and improve our compassion.

Gen Kelsang Rabten will guide the meditations during the teachings and lead a brief retreat at the end.

Special opportunity
Because it is online now everyone can join this Festival.

For the first time, we have a great possibility that every Kadampa in the world can attend theSpring Festival and thereby fulfil the wish of the Venerable Spiritual Guide. How wonderful!

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General information: kadampafestivals.org/spring
Program and fees: kadampafestivals.org/spring/program-fees
Book now: kadampabookings.org/frontend/?eventid=587

"Organizing these Festivals is extraordinarily beneficial for the development of Kadam Dharma throughout our world, as well as for individual practitioners.

"So please keep the intention in your heart to attend these Festivals every year. Each year many thousands of people gather together; I don’t want this special opportunity to degenerate."

VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE
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Now is the time....

4 months ago

24-HOUR
TARA PUJA:
Wed, April 8th
for the Welfare
of the World

LIBERATION
FROM SORROW

Everyone is welcome to join this event. Streamed from the Kadampa Temple for World Peace at Manjushri KMC in the UK.

Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite sincere Prayers and Requests to the Assembly of 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Join as many sessions as you wish.

Begins April 8th, 2:00am UK time (9pm EST - see below for full schedule)

SCHEDULE: 6pm, 10pm 2:00am 6am 10am 2:00pm

To learn more, go to: manjushri.org/livestream/tara

To purchase the prayer booklet, go to: Tharpa US - Tara
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24-HOUR
TARA PUJA:
Wed, April 8th
for the Welfare 
of the World

LIBERATION 
FROM SORROW

Everyone is welcome to join this event. Streamed from the Kadampa Temple for World Peace at Manjushri KMC in the UK.

Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite sincere Prayers and Requests to the Assembly of 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Join as many sessions as you wish.

Begins April 8th, 2:00am UK time (9pm EST - see below for full schedule)

SCHEDULE: 6pm, 10pm 2:00am 6am  10am  2:00pm

To learn more, go to: https://manjushri.org/livestream/tara

To purchase the prayer booklet, go to: Tharpa US - Tara

4 months ago

Special message from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso that Gen-la Dekyong shared in her teaching today ❤️

Dear everybody,

Although we can see an unusual situation which is causing people to be worried and to suffer, I would like to suggest that through using our wisdom we try to make ourself happy and everyone happy; which means we should stop worrying.

I will personally pray for you all and your families.

with much love and blessings,
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
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4 months ago

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