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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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Leadership Retreat

A working retreat for the PFoD Teachers, Board, Program Committee and Operational Team to begin preliminary work on a 5 year plan. Friday, March 6th – Sunday March 8th, 2015

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Book Group

Book Discussion Group – Led by Paul Gerhards Begins New Book on Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 – 7:00 to 9:00pm, Downstairs “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert Pirsig. “The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, […]

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A Four-Fold Community Restores a Forest

A Four-fold Community – monks, nuns, lay women and men dedicated to the Buddha’s training Monks from the Abhayagiri monastery, the Pacific Hermitage and nuns from Sravasti Abby joined lay supporters from Portland Friends of the Dhamma to help re-plant a forest. Together we camped, dug, planted, chanted, meditated, and just plain hung out with […]

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The Building Purchase Moves Ahead – Thank You

Dear All, On Friday (31st Jan 2014) the PFOD Board convened during the second half of the regular Friday Night Dhamma practice, and resolved, in full consensus, to make a formal offer on the building. You can find the proposal and supporting documents attached. I’ve also included the text of the proposal below. The board has been meeting every two […]

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Drawing Near to the Source

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Winter retreat for monastics, meal dana needed, Ajahn Sudanto soon on sabbatical Thanksgiving at the Hermitage was festive and fun! We had a lovely turkey meal, took a walk with the monks, and then shared Dhamma near the warmth of the wood stove. It doesn’t have to be a holiday to share in the rich […]

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Ring in the new year with new friends

Dharma Rain will host a special New Year’s Eve celebration on, of course, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Zendo, 2514 SE Madison St. in Portland. Below is the sweet announcement, in their own words. Please consider joining in: “This is the last year we will be able to host this […]

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Ajahn Sudanto Visit: Friday, July 19

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Friday, July 19, 2013 Informal Tea: 5:30 – 6:30 PM Meditation & Dhamma Talk: 7:00 – 9:00 PM This Friday evening the Pacific Hermitage monks will be at Friends of the Dhamma to receive tea and offer teachings. The monks will be fresh off their tudong—three weeks of hiking and practicing along the Pacific Coast […]

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Our History with Dharma Rain Zendo

Did you know that Sakula painted the sign above the main entrance of the Dharma Rain Zendo 15 years ago? It’s also where Sakula and Alistair heard their first Dhamma talk, and met their first monk Theravada monk – Ajahn Amaro. Many in our community have practiced in this building. Soon, we’ll be adding a comments […]

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Ajahn Pasanno Coming in October

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Luang Por Pasanno will be visiting for a Benefit for our community. More information soon.  

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