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Mission

Friends of the Dhamma exists to support access to the Buddha’s teachings. We encourage contact with like-minded individuals (both lay and monastic) through community gatherings, retreats and the free distribution of books and tapes.

gate door open to lily pondOur purpose is to promote both the intellectual and experiential understanding of the Dhamma and provide a community of support for living the eightfold path,

Friends of the Dhamma arises from the Theravada, Thai-Forest meditation lineage of Ajahn Chah and is advised by and affiliated with Abhayagiri monastery. We welcome all traditions dedicated to the integrity of the Buddha’s teachings: generosity, virtue, mental cultivation, wisdom and compassion.

Friends of the Dhamma is supported by contributions (dana) from the community and does not charge fees for events.