Please Help Us To Establish A Kadampa Buddhist Temple In Portland
Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Center in Portland, Oregon (USA) is a Kadampa Buddhist Center with a full time Resident Teacher that was founded by Venerable Geshe-la in 1997. In the last year our community has grown quite a bit. We have been working to spread precious Kadam Dharma throughout Portland and Oregon. At present we are renting a space that is no longer suitable for us. We need a larger area so that more people can meet this precious unsurpassed path.
Each week the Center offers two GP classes, two TTP classes and two FP classes plus day courses, pujas and TTP retreats throughout the year. Sometimes the GP class fills the gompa. There are 28 students altogether that study on FP or TTP. Through advertising, people contact us, wishing to find a peaceful place where they can come to meditate. Our Resident Teacher conducts informational sessions at a nearby university so that the community can learn more about Buddhism and meditation. She also teaches an ongoing GP class an hour’s drive away in Salem, Oregon.
A source of peace and refuge
To date Mahasiddha Buddhist Center has been without a permanent home to offer others, and we feel that now is the time to acquire a building to establish a Kadampa Temple in Oregon. Our wish is to provide a beautiful Center that has a larger meditation room, space for children’s classes and a general meeting area with a kitchen and dining area. Essentially, we are trying to buy a place that will serve as a source of peace and refuge for all the people of Portland and Oregon.
Please help us to fulfill this wish
We are continuing to search for a suitable property, and fundraising has begun within our Sangha. As a down payment, we need to raise a minimum of $100,000 (EUR 77,525). If you would like to help by making a donation you will be creating wonderful causes for the people of Portland to find peace and happiness through receiving Venerable Geshe-la’s teachings.
If you wish to make a donation in any other way please contact Larry at firstname.lastname@example.org.We appreciate your support. May the doctrine of conqueror Losang Dragpa flourish forever more!