About Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Center is a 501(c) non profit meditation center in Portland, Oregon and a member of the New Kadampa Tradition, founded by  Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. MKBC wishes to be a place where anyone can uncover their full potential for happiness and freedom from suffering. We have had a meditation center in Portland since 1997 and  we offer meditation classes, day courses, retreats, and chanted prayers for Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike. Everyone can benefit from meditation; you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend meditation classes at Mahasiddha. We have in-depth study programs for those interested in delving into Buddha's teachings and text with other dedicated students. Learn more about the New Kadampa Tradition—International Kadampa Buddhist Union here.

Our Teachers

Resident Teacher Kadam Heather Rocklin

Kadam Heather, a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 23 years, has been the Resident Teacher of Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Center in Portland since 2006. A working mother of a 7 year old, Kadam Heather shows how Buddha's teachings are practical and beneficial for everyone. Her teachings are clear and compassionate and she presents with a warmth that makes them very accessible.

Kelsang Milob

Kelsang Milob has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years, both as a lay and ordained practitioner. Her heartfelt teachings reflect her sincere faith in Buddha’s teachings on compassion and wisdom. Milob is on the Teacher Training Program with Kadampa Meditation Center Washington.

James Jacoby

James Jacoby discovered Kadampa Buddhism in 2016. He is constantly inspired by the sincerity and simplicity of Buddha’s teachings. Currently he is on the Teacher Training Program. He brings heartfelt humor and clarity to all of his teachings.

Patty Johnson

Patty studies Kadampa Buddhism on the Teacher Training Program with us here in Portland via correspondence and teaches our branch class the second Sunday of every month in Volcano, Hawaii. She has been studying and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over ten years. Her teachings are warm and heartfelt.

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9498 SW Barbur Blvd #101, Portland, OR 97219
info@meditationinoregon.org | 503.233.6747
Non-profit EIN | 93-1238182

Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Member of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

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