• Tea of 100 Buddhas

    Sunday, April 27 Tea and discussion, downstairs 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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  • Six week Chanting Class begins on Tuesday, April 29th and runs through June 3

    In this class you will learn to chant in both Pali & English using the Abhayagiri chant book (same one PFoD uses).

    more info . . .
  • June 29th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Grand Opening Celebration with Luang Por Pasanno

    Come help us celebrate our new home. Luang Por Pasanno will be joined by a large contingent of other monastics. Check back for updated list.

    more information coming soon
  • Searching - Finding - Being Home

    Forty-five people were present to witness to the Board's signing the resolution to purchase the Dharma Rain Zendo

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  • A Changing of the Guard

    Dharma Rain's co-Abbots Gyokuko & Kyogen with Sakula at a fundraising event

    News Article: Inspired to Buy

Six week Chanting Workshop

Every Tuesday night - April 29 through JUne 3 from 7 to 9:00 pm. 

Class participants would learn/gain:

  • basic Pali pronunciation and phonetics 
  • how to read intervals and pitch changes
  • how to make us of recordings for practicing at home
  • how to chant together in unison
  • the most common chants used during classes, gatherings, and monastic visits at our center
  • opportunities to lead chants in class
  • confidence to lead chants for events and monastic visit at the center


Portland Friends of the Dhamma is a lay Buddhist community affiliated and guided by the lineage of Ajahn Chah and Abhayagiri Monastery.

Enjoy silent meditation, Dhamma talks and community activities designed to support our understanding and experience of the Buddha's teachings in daily life.

Please Note: We have moved
and now meet at the Dharma Rain Zendo  2514 SE Madison St. When you visit please park only in designated areas: Click here for map.