Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

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


Khenpo David Karma Choephel’s April 16-18 teachings on
Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva

Click here to learn more.

  • Encouraged by Thrangu Rinpoche, we have been practicing Medicine Buddha on alternate Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM on Zoom during the pandemic. 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.

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.

NEW:  Click here to learn about our VVP Outreach group.


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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.

In addition to retreats and other special events, V.V.P offers introductory meditation classes, weekly study and practice groups, and open sitting opportunities. Check out our programs and special events, then call or email. We’d love to welcome you to Vajra Vidya Portland.

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!