Modern Buddhism

Where Do I start?

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

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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.

Retreat In Session

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 Program Session

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 Human 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.

Eight Steps to Happiness

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

Transform Your Life

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.

Everybody Welcome!

Who We Are

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Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Center, a member of the New Kadampa Tradition, is a 501(c)3 non profit, volunteer runparticipant supported meditation center, founded by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and dedicated to the happiness and freedom from suffering of every living being.

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?


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.

Are there opportunities to support the center?


Yes! Consider becoming a supporter if you wish to take full advantage of our meditation classes and programs easily. We have four different levels of support.

Can I Volunteer?

Can I Volunteer?

Absolutely! Volunteering at MKBC is such a rewarding and meaningful activity. The Center itself exists to benefit all living beings! Everyone is welcome to help in whatever capacity best fits their availability, wishes, and skills.

Free  E-books!

Modern Buddhism eBook
How To Transform Your Life eBook