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Weekend and Upasika Renewal Daylong with Pacific Hermitage Monks 

 

 Ajahn Sudanto, Ajahn Kassapo and Venerable Sampanno will be joining the Portland Friends of the Dhamma community for the weekend of April 20-22. Ajahn Sudanto will teach both Friday night and Sunday morning groups, and we are especially blessed to have our first Annual Upasika Renewal Day here in Portland, open to EVERYONE.
For all those practicing with the precepts and committed to the Ajahn Chah lineage, this is a special opportunity to make a year-long commitment to the Pacific Hermitage and this tradition in community with others. More details on participating and volunteering will be coming soon. For now, here is the schedule, and watch the website and egroup as we get closer.

Weekend Schedule with Pacific Hermitage Monastics:

Friday, April 20 – Evening with Ajahn Sudanto and Pacific Hermitage Monks

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Tea and Dhamma discussion

7 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Meditation, Dhamma reflection and questions

Saturday, April 21 Public Upasika Renewal Daylong with Ajahn Sudanto and Pacific Hermitage Monks. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to join for this special day.

Topic: Readings from Stillness Flowing (click for pdf version) Ajahn Jayasaro’s new biography of Ajahn Chah, and reflections. Free hardback copies available at the center.

(9 a.m. Upasikas gather downstairs to prepare offering trays)

9:30 a.m. Chanting, Taking Precepts, Meditation

11 a.m. Meal preparation

11:30 a.m. Meal offering, potluck and clean-up

1 p.m. Dhamma teachings and discussion with live link-up to Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery for part of the afternoon.

4:30 Closing

Sunday, April 22 – Sunday Sila and Potluck with Ajahn Sudanto and Pacific Hermitage Monks

10 a.m. Meditation and Dhamma Reflections

11:30 a.m. Meal offering from kids group and potluck

1 p.m. Clean-up and closing