Monastic Teachings

2021 Celebration/Fundraiser with Luang Por Pasanno – 7. Monastic Closing Words, Blessing Chant & Group Sharing of the Blessings July 18 2021 081

Luang Por Pasanno and Ajahn Karunadhammo reflect on what it means to have a place to gather as a community with spiritual friends. They offer a special blessing chant for this special occasion.

2021 Celebration/Fundraiser with Luang Por Pasanno – 3. LP Pasanno – Q ‘n A session July 18 2021 077

Luang Por answers questions on meditation topics and skills, cultivating the mind, and grief. He touches on various mind objects, appropriate kinds of thinking, happiness, illuminating the mind, grief, and compassion.

2021 Celebration/Fundraiser with Luang Por Pasanno – 2. LP Pasanno – Internal & External Conditions for the Arising of Right View July 18 2021 076

Luang Por Pasanno addresses those present and on Zoom for the Annual Celebration on creating the conditions for wise reflection (yoniso manasikara), skillful reflection, skillful attention, drawing close to good friends, and creating community.

2021 Celebration/Fundraiser with Luang Por Pasanno – 1. LP Pasanno – Walking Meditation in an Urban Setting July 18 2021 075

After precepts and still meditation, Luang Por Pasanno gives instruction for walking meditation.

Gyokuko Carlson: Letting Go of the Stink June 20 2021 074

Visiting Retired Abbess Gyokuko Carlson reflects on themes of fatherhood, change, the magical transformation of meditation and its power to undo knots, like stinking fish, within us. She encourages the acceptance of our humanity, body and mind, as part of our practice.

Ayya Santussika: Highest Blessings – Afternoon Session Translations, Q and A and Closing Chants Feb 7 2021 058

Ayya continues the study of the Highest Blessings, Mangala sutta, using multiple translations and takes more questions. The days closes with a chance to chant the sutta with fresh understanding.

Ayya Santussika: Highest Blessings – Morning Session Translations and Q and A Feb 7 2021 057

Ayya begins the study of the Mangala Sutta, The Highest Blessings (Snp2-4). Using multiple translations, she elucidate these instructions for living a blameless life, free of remorse.

Ayya Santussika: Highest Blessings – Precepts Feb 7 2021 055

Ayya Santussika met online with Portland Friends of the Dhamma and practitioners from all over the Western Hemisphere. The day opened with an introduction and the taking of the five precepts.