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Spiritual Director Teachings

The collection houses recorded teachings by our Spiritual Director and associated teachers. These reflections by lay teachers point to the Dhamma. Please pick up what is useful and leave the rest behind.

Sakula: Align with the Present Jan 26 2020 034

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Sakula_Align_with_the_Present_Jan_26_2020-1_26_20_5_15_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:07 — 12.9MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula reflects on bandaids, crocodiles, and paying attention in this Sunday Sila teaching.

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Debbie Stamp: Bringing the Practice to Heart Jan 12 2020 033

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Debbie_Stamp_Bringing_Practice_to_Heart_Jan_12_2020-1_15_20_5_26_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:27 — 12.6MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreDebbie Stamp and Sakula discuss practicing deeply with the truth of impermanence and uncertainty during the weekend on the theme of the Refuge Within.

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Debbie Stamp: Tapping into the Heart Q&A Jan 11 2020 032

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Debbie_Stamp_Tapping_Into_the_Heart_Jan_11_2020-1_15_20_4_51_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:10 — 27.1MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreDebbie Stamp answers questions about metta and how to tap into the actual feeling of metta during the weekend of practice on the theme of the Refuge Within.

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Debbie Stamp: The Refuge Within Jan 11 2020 031

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Debbie_Stamp_The_Refuge_Within_Jan_11_2020-1_15_20_4_29_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:06 — 13.3MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreDebbie Stamp gives a Dhamma reflection on the theme of the Refuge Within for a day of practice and meditation.

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Debbie Stamp: Looking After Our Own Hearts Jan 10 2020 030

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Debbie_Stamp_Looking_After_Our_Own_Heart_Jan_10_2020-1_15_20_4_12_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:18 — 23.5MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreVisiting lay teacher Debbie Stamp from Abhayagiri monastery begins a weekend of practice and reflection on the theme of the Refuge Within.

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Sakula: Precepts, a Path to Happiness Jan 5 2019 029

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Precepts_a_Path_to_Happiness-1_5_20_3_16_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:41 — 13.1MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula Mary Reinard begins the new year offering a path to happiness through keeping of the five precepts for lay community members, with discussion of the Upasika program.

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Sakula: On the Path or Off the Path, We Choose Dec 29 2019 028

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/On_the_Path_or_Off_the_Path_We_Choose-12_31_19_9_34_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:46 — 13.6MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula Mary Reinard offers reflections on one pointedness as an inclusive gathering and on placing your foot on the path to end suffering.

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Sakula: Six Qualities Resulting in Happiness Dec 1 2019 019

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Sakula_Six_Qualities_Resulting_in_Happines_Dec_2_2019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:49 — 15.3MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula Mary Reinard reflects on six qualities to cultivate in the mind that lead to joy and happiness.

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Sakula: A Rock on Grass Oct 27 2019 010

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Sakula_Oct_27_2019-11_7_19_11_56_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:01 — 12.8MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula reflects on happy minds, mindfulness not being enough, and first jhana giving a taste of freedom.

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Practicing with Praise and Blame

http://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/331971474-user-929898805-practicing-with-praise-and-blame.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:42 — 54.4MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreA dhamma reflection by Sakula, Spiritual Director of Portland Friends of the Dhamma during Sunday Sila.

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