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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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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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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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Offering each other refuge

by Greg Satir, board vice president Last month, Portland Friends of the Dhamma Board and community came together and formally agreed to purchase the Dharma Rain Zendo. Soon we will produce a formal offer to Dharma Rain. Since this is a transaction between two Dharma groups, there is enormous goodwill and shared interest in making […]

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Notes from the Annex

A report on the latest efforts of PFOD’s Board of Directors When the possibility of purchasing the Dharma Rain Zendo first came up, the natural question was, Does the community support this purchase? One way to interpret this is purely financially: Do we have the money coming in for a downpayment and monthly loan payments. […]

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Exciting Times!

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Fall is upon us, and what exciting times for Portland Friends of the Dhamma! Here’s a glimpse of some of PFoD’s top news. Call for volunteers!! We can use your help! Share in PFoD’s good fortune. October is rich with monastic visits, so there is an abundance of opportunities to serve. Assistance with preparation, support […]

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It’s Arrived!

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Check out our new website! There’s lots of new photos and information to explore. The site is still evolving and expanding. In the meantime, we want to hear from you. Please look around, and if you have any comments or suggestions, we would appreciate hearing them. Looking for more? Check out Portland Friends of the […]

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What our contributions supported in 2012

Visiting Teachers · Ajahn Sudanto and Pacific Hermitage residence(s) visited in April, August, September, November and December. They also joined a group of PFoD members in a trek to Abhayagiri in June for the Upasika renewal celebrations. · Ajahn Pasanno visited three times, once in the first week of May, once in July with Ajahn Sopha and Ajahn Kumpong and again in October […]

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