Vajrasattva Day Course and Retreat

Day Course: Online & In-Person

November 20th
Two Sessions Between 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm

With Kadam Heather Rocklin

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says, "We ourself need to be clean and pure; just having a clean body is not enough, since our body is not our self." 

In this course Kadam Heather will explain how to purify the negative karma we have accumulated in this life and in our countless past lives. In the last session of the day she will guide us in in a very powerful method of purification: "Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva."

"Any living being, even an earth worm or an insect, can commit negative actions; but only human beings have the fortune to be able to purify them. We should make use of this precious opportunity to purify our negative karma, not to create more!" Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Retreat: Online Only

November 21st 
Four Sessions Between 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

With Kelsang Milob

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says "Since purification is the root of future happiness and spiritual realizations, we should strive to cleanse our mind of delusions and negative karma by practicing the meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva. This is a very powerful method of purification."

In this retreat, Kelsang Milob will guide four sessions of this very powerful method of purification. Through engaging in this practice we will create a future filled with happiness and spiritual realizations.

Cost & Registration

Cost: $10/day or $4/session

No one turned away for lack of funds.
Free for Supporting Members.


Interested in attending in-person sessions? 
Retreat sessions with Kadam Heather Rocklin are in-person in Portland & online

If you wish to attend in person please email the center at to check for availability and reserve your spot. We are able to accommodate 14 people to attend in person at a time (at retreat sessions with Kadam Heather Rocklin). Masks and social distancing required until further notice.

Retreat Schedule

November 20th With Kadam Heather Rocklin

Online & In-Person

2:00 - 3:30 pm


3:30 - 4:00 pm


4:00 - 5:00 pm

Short teaching and practice with short meditations on each of the four opponent powers

November 21th With Kelsang Milob

Online Only

9:00 - 10:00 am

Vajrasattva practice emphasizing the power of reliance

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Not part of the retreat: Sunday Morning Drop-in Class

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Vajrasattva practice emphasizing the power of regret

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Vajrasattva practice emphasizing the power of opponent force

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Vajrasattva practice emphasizing the power of promise


Kadam Heather Rocklin

Kadam Heather Rocklin is Geshe Kelsang’s representative in Oregon and a full time teacher at Mahasiddha Center. Her teachings are heartfelt and presented with clarity and warmth that makes them accessible to everyone. Heather teaches meditation classes for everyone in Portland and surrounding areas, as well as classes in the committed study programs, the Foundation Program and Teacher Training Program.

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 Special Teacher Training Program (STTP), through correspondence, with Manjushri Meditation Center in Ulverston, England.

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