Tibetan Buddhist Meditation


*VVP is gearing up to broadcast from our shrine room to the world!
Click here to learn more and help us fulfill this vision.

A statement from Vajra Vidya leadership regarding
Black Lives Matter and Asian, Asian Americans and Pacific islanders (AAPI)

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all activities in our Vajra Vidya Portland shrine room remain suspended until further notice. We are continuing our study and practice activities online:

  • As we have been encouraged by Thrangu Rinpoche, Medicine Buddha practice will take place on Sunday at 10AM once a month and also the first Tuesday of the month at 9AM  on Zoom. Please contact Kay Sullivan (kay.sullivan@maine.edu) to receive a Zoom link and for more information.
  • On January 23, we will begin an informal monthly book group on how to prepare for death and help others at the time of death, addressing both practical and spiritual concerns. All are welcome. Click here for more information.
  • Click here to learn about our VVP Outreach group and to request prayers/dedications in our practice groups.

The khenpos and lamas of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra are now offering a series of live webcasts. These include dharma talks on the weekends as well as weekly and monthly practices . For the full schedule, go to kagyu.org/calendar-2/

We pray for the well-being of everyone affected by the pandemic and will stay connected online until we can again gather at the VVP shrineroom. May all beings be free from illness and suffering.

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Vajra Vidya Portland is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation center in Portland, Maine, offering  programs for beginning meditators as well as continuing practitioners. We are under the direction of the Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, an eminent meditation master and scholar in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Thrangu Rinpoche established Vajra Vidya Portland when he first came to Maine in 1996; he returned annually to lead retreats for many years. Now we are fortunate to host his senior lamas from Asia and North America for meditation programs and empowerments.

Can you help?

Although our shrine room is closed to the public at this time, our rent and other regular expenses have not paused.  If you are able, please help Vajra Vidya Portland by making a one-time or recurring donation.  Thank you!