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Author Archives: Jocelyn White

Sakula: Disengage from the Proliferating Mind July 26 2020 043

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Disengage_from_the_Proliferating_Mind.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:13 — 16.7MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreOnce we disengage from defilements, trust and discerning can follow more easily. Trust can bring relief. In the space of this relief we can discern an opportunity for good karma. So how do we disengage? Sakula reflects […]

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A Gratitude Fills the Heart

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On Sunday, June 28th, 2020, friends and families gathered online to celebrate Portland Friends of the Dhamma’s anniversary-fundraiser. Appropriately, Luang Por Pasanno (the inspiration for the arising of this community) anchored the event. Themes throughout the day included comments on the rarity and beauty of drawing close to good people, encouragement to wisely reflect on […]

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Sakula: Uncertain Times, How Am I Spending My Time? May 17 2020 042

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Sakula: Pain Without Blame or Resentment May 3 2020 041

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Pain_Without_Blame_or_Resentment_May_3_2020_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:46 — 11.8MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula reflects on pain in an online Sunday Sila during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Dedication of Merit

If you would like to dedicate the merit of your practice or request the offering of merit from our community please leave your message here. For information on this practice see The Dedication of Merit and Blessings by Luang Por Pasanno.

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Sakula: Dispelling Fear April 2020 April 26, 2020 040

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Dispelling_Fear_April_2020-4_27_20_10_37_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:52 — 23.3MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula addresses fear and our relationships with others during this Covid-19 pandemic.

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Inspiring Teachings Made Possible by Donors and Volunteers

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Our donors and volunteers made possible a wonderful weekend of meditation and teaching on the theme of joy by the inspiring Santussikā Bhikkhunī. She and Cittānandā Bhikkhunī visited for the weekend from Karuna Buddhist Vihara in the Santa Cruz mountains. Tea and conversation was held around the table downstairs. Ayya Santussikā spoke on the topic […]

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Ayya Santussika: Six Recollections to Lift the Heart March 8, 2020 039

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Ayya_Santussika_Six_Reflections_to_Lift_the_Heart_March_8_2020-3_11_20_8_48_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:59 — 23.8MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreHaving spent the weekend on the theme of joy, Ayya Santussika notes that unworldly joy is an essential part of the path but can be difficult in our culture. She shares reflections on six recollections that each […]

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Ayya Santussika: Where Does Joy Come From? March 7, 2020 038

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Ayya_Santussika_Where_Does_Joy_Come_From_Mar_7_2020-3_11_20_7_18_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:20 — 15.7MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreAyya Santussika continues this weekend on the theme of joy by reflecting on the Majjhima Nikaya Sutta MN152 Indriyabhavana Sutta, The Development of the Faculties.

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Ayya Santussika: The Deep, Peaceful Clarity of Joy March 7, 2020 037

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Ayya_Santussika_The_Deep_Peaceful_Clarity_of_Joy_Mar_7_2020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:16 — 26.2MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreOn the morning of the second day of her visit Ayya Santussika spoke on unworldly joy, deep and spacious. She encouraged us to notice joy when it arises and to cultivate it.

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