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

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Uncertain_Times_How_am_I_spending_My_Time_May_17_2020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:56 — 13.2MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula reflects on impermanence, uncertainty, and feeding the hindrances and our fears. with life at home.

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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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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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Kalyanamittas in the Time of Covid19

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What is it like to give and receive the Dhamma in this time of the coronavirus global pandemic? It’s like this. We Zoom. We make videos for the children. We receive words of encouragement. We receive support from our renters and from our virtual dana bowl. We Zoom Our Programs Online programs and workshops hosted […]

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Meditators at Work

By Thanissaro Bhikkhu When the Buddha taught meditation, he would often illustrate his lessons with similes that involved people at work or developing skills. A person engaged in mindfulness of breathing, for example, was like a carpenter turning a piece of wood on a lathe, sensitive to whether he was making a short or a […]

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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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Ayya Santussika: Happy and Giving in Every Moment March 6, 2020 036

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Ayya_Santussika_Happy_and_Giving_in_Every_Moment_March_6_2020-3_11_20_5_29_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:53 — 25.1MB)Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSantussikā Bhikkhunī opens her weekend of teaching with a recollection of her monthlong visit to Ajahn Gunhah in Thailand and what she learned from this arahant and nephew of Ajahn Chah.

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