We teach modern Kadampa Buddhist meditation designed for busy people. Through practicing meditation we will achieve inner peace and enjoy our life. These meditation practices are suitable for everyone. So, it is not necessary to be Buddhist to benefit from Meditation. Modern Buddhism is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings that are easy for people to integrate into their busy daily lives. Through practicing meditation, we learn to increase our inner peace and enjoy our lives. Our Beginning Meditation class is a good place to start. Also good is our 30 minute Lunchtime Meditation class. The topic changes periodically for the Monday night series. Keep an eye out for topics that you find helpful. If you have some experience of meditation and would like to deepen your understanding, check out our In Depth Study General Program class.

Everyone Welcome!
Everyone Welcome!

Learn meditation practices. As a result, enjoy lasting happiness that comes from a peaceful mind.



Ancient Wisdom
Ancient Wisdom

Passed down in an authentic and unbroken lineage, we teach Buddha’s timeless wisdom and meditation practices in a way that is accessible for everyone and can be easily integrated into busy modern life.

Parent Center
Parent Center

We are a branch of the Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Center (MKBC) in Portland, Oregon. MKBC It is a non-profit organization that is part of the New Kadampa Tradition.

More about Modern Buddhist Meditation

“Today we can see many different forms of Buddhism, such as Zen and Theravada Buddhism. All these are different aspects and are practices of Buddha’s teachings, and all are equally precious; they are just different presentations. In this book I shall explain about Buddhism according to the Kadampa tradition which I have studied and practiced. This explanation is not given for the purpose of intellectual understanding, but for gaining profound realizations through which we can solve our daily problems of delusions and accomplish the real meaning of our human life.

This book is called Modern Buddhism because its presentation of Dharma is designed especially for the people of the modern world. My intention in writing this book is to give the reader strong encouragement to develop and maintain compassion and wisdom. If everyone sincerely practices the path of compassion and wisdom all their problems will be solved and never arise again; I guarantee this.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso