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2nd Annual Upasika Renewal

Precept offering tray

Ajahn Sudanto and monks from the Pacific Hermitage will be joining the Portland Friends of the Dhamma community for the weekend of April 19-21. We are especially blessed to host our second Annual Upasika Renewal Day, open to EVERYONE! Details on participating and volunteering will be posted soon.

Friday, April 19

Evening with Ajahn Sudanto and Pacific Hermitage Monks

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

7 p.m. Meditation, Dhamma reflection and questions

Saturday, April 20

Traditional Alms Round, Meal Offering and Potluck

10:20 a.m. Alms Round

The Venerables will be receiving food directly into their bowls starting at 10:20 a.m. at SE Hawthorne and 50th. They will be walking on the north side of the street, heading west, arriving at PFOD by 11 a.m.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meal offering, potluck and conversation

If you would like to bring food or drink to offer and share, please try to arrive by 10:45. After the food offering is made to the monks, we will be invited to partake in the meal ourselves and stay for questions and conversation.

Sunday, April 21

Sunday Sila and Annual Upasika Renewal with Ajahn Sudanto and Pacific Hermitage Monks

10 a.m. Meditation and Dhamma Reflections

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

12:30 p.m. Clean-up

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Topic:Refuge, Precepts and Faith”

We will take the five precepts for lay people together and then listen to Dhamma reflections and engage in conversation around the topic. A more detailed schedule will be posted soon.


All teachings are free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted. Please send questions through the contact page at www.pdxdhamma.org. 1404 SE 25th Ave. Portland, 97214