Breaking Free from Loneliness – Saturday, December 10 from 10am to 12:30pm

Have you ever found yourself trying to come up with strategies in order to avoid being alone? We are not going to change the fact that sometimes we actually are alone. What we are going to look at in this meditation workshop is why we suffer from it. It turns out feeling lonely has nothing (more…)

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

The practice of relying upon a Spiritual Guide, or ‘Guru Yoga’, is the root of the spiritual path and the foundation of all spiritual attainments. In Kadampa Buddhism, Guru Yoga is practiced in association with Je Tsongkhapa, an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. The principal Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa is Offering to the Spiritual (more…)

Meditation & Human Potential: Sundays from 11:00am to 12:15pm with Gen Khedrub

Through meditation we can access a sense of calm and purpose that can give us more ease and enjoyment throughout the day. The purpose of meditation is to increase our capacity to help others — so taking the time to meditate is not selfish.  The New Meditation Handbook is a practical guide to meditation. It (more…)

Foundation Program

The Foundation Program Dive deeper into your study, practice and implementation of Buddhist philosophy into your life through studying the newly republished Joyful Path of Good Fortune.  Joyful Path to Good Fortune is a clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for (more…)

Teacher Training Program

The purpose of the Teacher Training Program is 1) to provide an extensive presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism; 2) to train as qualified New Kadampa Tradition Teachers; and 3) to benefit living beings through the flourishing of Kadam Dharma. The program comprises (more…)

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

This weekly practice is the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the prayers we practice the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa, in which we purify negativity, accumulate merit, receive blessings, and cultivate compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength. In the second part we make requests to the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to (more…)

Prayers to Tara – Wednesday, December 7 & 14 from 6:15 to 7:30pm

Join us at Portland New Church for these two special prayer sessions this December!    Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means “Rescuer." She is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. Everyone is welcome and (more…)

Taking and Giving: Meditations to Heal – Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:15pm with Gen Khedrub

We each have an incredible power of imagination. But it can easily get stuck in cycles of worry or unhelpful loops. The ancient visualization practice known as Taking and Giving has been used for centuries to heal the mind and grow our ability to face life’s challenges with more poise, empathy and wisdom.  These meditation (more…)

Powa Ceremony

Through practicing transference of consciousness, known as powa, with faith, compassion and concentration we can transfer the consciousness of those recently deceased to a higher rebirth or to the Pure Land of a Buddha. The Powa Ceremony can be done either by a group of practitioners or individually, on behalf of one or more deceased (more…)

Melodious Drum

This is a monthly practice of making extensive offerings and requesting the Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden, to remove obstacles and to gather all favorable conditions for our spiritual practice. This practice includes a tsog offering. For tsog pujas, we gather together to pray and make special offerings. You are welcome to bring a vegetarian food (more…)