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  • Brightening the Mind Begins Monday, February 15th from 7:00 - 9:00pm

    A New Six-Week Course, taught by Jessica Swanson, explores recollections and activities recommended by the Buddha for lifting and brightening the mind in meditation.

    click for more info
  • Keeping the Doors of This Refuge Open

    “Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.” ~ The Buddha

    More info here
  • A New Name for Our Building

    We've renamed our building to better reflect the diversity of communities anchored in our facility. Google these groups for more information: Portland Community of Mindful Living - NoRank Zendo - Samden Ling.

  • Buddha Rupa Blessing Ceremony with the Pacific Hermitage

    “May this Buddha and this hall and the blessing of these teachings be ever present both here and in your hearts and in your lives…but you have to make that happen…don’t wait for the magic.” ~ Ajahn Sudanto~

    Pacific Hermitage Website

A New Six Week Course Begins Feb 15th - March 21st

Brightening the Mind: Using Thinking and Memory to Open the Heart in Meditation

Taught by Jessica Swanson

Description of the class and a complete syllabus can be found  by following this link.

 The Doors to This Refuge Will Remain Open

Update coming soon

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All programs and teachings at Portland Friends of the Dhamma are offered on a donation basis. Free will contributions keeps our doors open and are gratefully received.  A donation basket is located in the back of the room.

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