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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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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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Notes from the Annex: Community Preparedness

Volunteers, Leadership Development and Conflict Resolution When considering buying a building, it is very natural for the discussion to be focused on the finances. Building costs, loan payments, maintenance reserves, fundraising — the Board has a duty to consider all of these financial aspects and more. If the numbers don’t work out, then the community […]

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New to Meditation or Buddhism? Start here!

Portland Friends of the Dhamma is very excited to announce our first Meditation for Beginners class series of 2014. It will begin on Tuesday Feb. 4, and run for 6 weeks. A six-week Introduction to Theravada Buddhism will start on Tuesday, March 18, immediately following the beginners series. These classes are offered on a dana […]

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Keeping My Bucket Full

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Recently my grandson taught me a method that I find quite supportive with my practice. It was raining and cold when I picked my grandson Dylan up from school. Instead of running into my arms he went running into the park behind the building. For twenty minutes he wouldn’t come when I called, and I […]

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