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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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What’s Up, Online, and Ready to Zoom!

Join using Zoom Zoom is an online video meeting system. You don’t need an account. You can join either with video (of yourself) or just audio. Programs Sunday Sila – Sunday morning meditation, reflection, and check-in Led by Sakula 10:00 – 10:45 Meditation and five-minute break 10:45 – 11:15 Dhamma Reflections (video not recorded, reflections […]

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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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Debbie Stamp Brightens a Winter Weekend

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Sharing stories from her own life, Debbie Stamp reflected on skills for looking after our own heart with patience and kindness. We are grateful to our volunteers  and donors who made it possible for Debbie, a lay teacher and resident of the Abhayagiri community, to visit Friends of the Dhamma again this year.  With “The […]

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Thank You Donors and Volunteers for a Wonderful Weekend of Study on Right View with Ajahn Thanissaro (Geoff)

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We are deeply grateful to our volunteers and donors for helping us provide a lovely and very full weekend of meditation and study with Ajahn Thanissaro. We could not have done this without the care and the kindnesses of so many of you. This support went beyond our local community as visitors from out of […]

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Walk to Feed the Hungry Gathers Friends, Old and New

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For the third time, on October 19th, Portland Friends of the Dhamma hosted Buddhist Global Relief’s Walk to Feed the Hungry. The event brought friends together from our community and others (such as Oregon Buddhist Temple and Rose City Rebel Dharma) for an afternoon of Dhamma, generosity, fun, and… sunshine! Before the Walk, we gathered […]

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Friends of the Dhamma Reaches Matching Goal – We Did It Together!

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The Dharma Charitable Foundation challenged us to increase monthly donations to $1,000 a month, and we did it! We have reached our Matching Goal. In fact, we have just raised $1,100 a month in new and increased monthly giving. Reaching this goal means The Dharma Charitable Foundation is giving us a generous gift of $5,000.  […]

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Thank You to Our Community for Making Possible Luang Por Pasanno’s Visit & Pah Bah Celebration

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Portland Friends of the Dhamma gathered at the Center for the momentous visit by twelve monastics and Luang Por Pasanno in conjunction with Pah Bah for the Pacific Hermitage. We are very grateful to the monastics for their visit and to our community members who gave financial and volunteer dana to make this weekend possible. […]

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Dhamma Friends Children’s Program Starts a New Year

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Autumn brings the return of the Dhamma Friends Children’s Program during Sunday Sila at the Center. Generous members of our community are making it possible for Jessica Swanson to continue this year as the lead teacher of the program. Activities include practice bowing, caring for the alter, meeting and interacting with the monks, and short […]

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Open Phones / Open House

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Your Development Committee wants to answer any questions you have about donating to PFOD. So we are hosting a virtual open house called Open Phones/Open House on Monday, Sept 9th at 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Anyone can stop by or call in with questions on giving. How do I give through my will? My IRA?  What […]

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