vajrayana practices

The Movement Center offers a variety of authentic sacred ceremonies producing powerful healing for the practitioner, the community and the whole environment. They are derived from the tantric traditions of Kashmir Shaivism and Tibetan Buddhism.

All tantric practices recognize that we are an energetic mechanism. This mechanism is visualized as a deity, an example of the dynamic expression of the ultimate creative energy. We practice these rituals to awaken our energetic mechanism and to attract powerful spiritual forces into our life to support our liberation.

Each of these ceremonies is a complete practice involving inner and outer worship and engages the subtle aspects of our field of experience. They consist of an external form of practice, which may include chanting, playing instruments, hand gestures (mudras), mantras, and offerings, as well as an internal meditation component, the visualization of the deity.

Like eyes-open meditation, these practices put us in touch with the deeper dimensions of ourselves while enhancing our awareness of our creative energy or kundalini.

These rare and precious practices have come to us through Swami Chetanananda and Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche, a lineage holder in the Longchen Nyingthig teachings, the Shi-je or Pacification of Suffering teachings of Padampa Sangye, and the Chöd tradition of Machig Labdron, as well as a variety of others.

All are welcome to join us for any of these practices. Each of them generates a field with powerful benefits. To stay current with the schedule of practices, join the Portland Vajrayana Meetup Group.

We also offer these rituals as a service to those needing support in some aspect of their lives. If you would like to sponsor a puja to be done on your behalf either at the Movement Center or another location, please contact Swami Prakashananda.