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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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Bhikkhunis’ Visit Enriching – Thanks to You

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Thank you to our community members who volunteered and gave dana in June so that we could welcome Ayya Santacitta from Aloka Vihara and Ayyas Santussika and Cittananda from Karuna Buddhist Vihara. A day-long retreat and next day teaching and meal offering were well attended. The teaching on the seven factors of enlightenment was enriching. […]

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