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About Sakula

Sakula is the Spiritual Director and a guiding teacher at Portland Friends of the Dhamma. She is married with three children and three grand children. Her hobbies are art, hiking, camping, bicycling, and travel where she and her husband Alistair partake in all of the above.

Sneak Peak at Our 20th anniversary celebration/fundraiser

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LP Viradhammo

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Hand to Heart

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We are all one community, and our care and compassion for each other is connected and felt.  During this unusual time, I would like to share with you a new PFOD program called Hands to Heart. This is available to anyone in our community who may need assistance.  This assistance may be for food or […]

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Kalyanamittas in the Time of Covid19

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What is it like to give and receive the Dhamma in this time of the coronavirus global pandemic? It’s like this. We Zoom. We make videos for the children. We receive words of encouragement. We receive support from our renters and from our virtual dana bowl. We Zoom Our Programs Online programs and workshops hosted […]

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What’s Up, Online, and Ready to Zoom!

Join using Zoom Zoom is an online video meeting system. You don’t need an account. You can join either with video (of yourself) or just audio. Programs Sunday Sila – Sunday morning meditation, reflection, and check-in Led by Sakula 10:00 – 10:45 Meditation and five-minute break 10:45 – 11:15 Dhamma Reflections (video not recorded, reflections […]

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All in the Family – Monastic Online Offerings

Encouraging Words Messages to our community from our extended Dhamma family of visiting teachers Click here to view video and written messages. Abhayagiri Live Stream – Puja’s, Dhamma talks and events Senior Monastics: Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Ñāniko and Ajahn Karunadhammo Essays by Ajahn Ñāniko Tales from the 250 Acre Wood: Portraits of Life at […]

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Meditators at Work

By Thanissaro Bhikkhu When the Buddha taught meditation, he would often illustrate his lessons with similes that involved people at work or developing skills. A person engaged in mindfulness of breathing, for example, was like a carpenter turning a piece of wood on a lathe, sensitive to whether he was making a short or a […]

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Beginners Meditation Class

Meditation for Beginners introduces the participants to the practice of meditation.  This course consists of six two-hour classes held over six weeks. Students can join as late as the second class after which this course closes to new arrivals. This course is taught two or three times a year by senior students of the Ajahn […]

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Practicing with Praise and Blame

http://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/331971474-user-929898805-practicing-with-praise-and-blame.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:42 — 54.4MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreA dhamma reflection by Sakula, Spiritual Director of Portland Friends of the Dhamma during Sunday Sila.

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Guided Meditation: Don’t Believe Everything the Mind Tells You

http://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/331968335-user-929898805-dont-believe-everything-the-mind-tells-you.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:45 — 41.7MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreA guided meditation by Sakula, Spiritual Director of Portland Friends of the Dhamma during Sunday Sila.

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Letting Anger Go and Noticing Peace

http://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/329491768-user-929898805-letting-anger-go-and-noticing-peace.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:57 — 53.0MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreA dhamma reflection by Sakula, Spiritual Director of Portland Friends of the Dhamma during Sunday Sila.

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