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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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Special Board Meeting for Budgeting

Special Board Meeting for Budgeting 6:30pm – 9:00p Open to the Community

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Third Quarter Board Meeting

Third Quarter Board Meeting 6:30pm – 9:00p Open to the Community

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Annual Board Meeting

Annual Board Meeting 9:00am – 4:00pm (includes a Potluck lunch break) Open to the Community – everyone encouraged to come Includes Year end Reports and Elections of new officers

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Consensus and Facilitation Training

For the PFoD Teachers, Board, Program Committee and Operational Team. Taught by Tree Breeson and joined by members of the Dharma Rain Community

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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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