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Lay 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.

Jessica: Watching Nature Happen & Learning to Share Sep 12 2021 088

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Jessica_Watching_Nature_Happen_Learning_to_Share_9-12-2021-9_13_21_3_55_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:25 — 9.3MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJessica reflects on the lessons she learns from being in nature in her garden and from being around others who are skillful.

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Sakula: Moving away from Fear and into Loving Kindness Sep 5 2021 087

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Sakula_Moving_away_from_Fear_and_into_Loving_Kindness_9-5-2021-9_13_21_3_43_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:39 — 13.6MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula reflects on how her fears interfere with her wishes and wants and gives thoughts on how to move away from fear to kindness. A community member expresses gratitude for kindnesses.

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Heather Fercho – Living the Dhamma is a Benefit for Ourselves and Others Aug 29 2021 086

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Heather_Fercho-Living_the_Dhamma_is_a_Benefit_for_Ourselves_and_Others_Aug_29_2021-8_29_21_4_29_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:24 — 9.8MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreHeather leads Sunday Sila to reflect on how to be embodied in the world in the Dhamma and how to live in a meaningful way, responding rather than reacting.

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Matthew Grad: Refreshing Our Understanding & Limitations of Delusion Aug 22 2021 085

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Matthew_Grad-Refreshing_Our_Understanding_Limitations_of_Delusion_Aug_22_2021-8_29_21_4_17_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:23 — 13.0MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreMatthew leads Sunday Sila to reflect on delusion, the most neglected of the three afflictions, and how it leads us to misperceive reliability, true happiness, and self.

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Jessica Swanson: The Honey Ball Sutta Aug 1 2021 084

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Jessica_Swanson-The_Honey_Ball_Sutta_Aug_1_2021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:31 — 14.9MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJessica reflects on the sutta and how it helps her stay balanced in daily life.

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2021 Celebration/Fundraiser with Luang Por Pasanno – 5. Short Reflections by PFoD Teachers July 18 2021 079

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/2021_Celebration_Fundraiser_with_Luang_Por_Pasanno-5_Short_Reflections_by_PFoD_Teachers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:39 — 11.3MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | More

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Jessica: Cultivate Good Conditions June 13 2021 073

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Jessica_Cultivate_good_Conditions_June_13_2021-6_24_21_10_47_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:52 — 8.6MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJessica encourages turning the mind toward the Dhamma and true awareness of how things really are, rather than how things were in the past or how we fear they are. She reminds us we are held by the Dhamma, […]

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Sakula: Stay Present or You Miss the Moment June 6 2021 072

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Sakula_Stay_Present_or_You_Miss_the_Moment_June_6_2021-6_24_21_11_14_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:50 — 16.4MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula considers the present moment, what now is, how stories and becoming take us out of the moment and are the source of suffering.

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Debbie Stamp: Finding Balance With Transitions May 30 2021 071

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Debbie_Stamp_Finding_Balance_With_Transitions_May_30_2021-6_24_21_10_31_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:37 — 14.0MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreDebbie Stamp, a lay teacher and resident of Abhayagiri Monastery for 23 years, addresses Sunday Sila. She reflects on a year of changes in her life, some that we have all faced and some specific to her life. She […]

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Sakula: Steer the Mind Toward the Wholesome May 23 2021 070

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Sakula_Steer_the_Mind_Toward_the_Wholesome_May_23_2021-6_24_21_9_58_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:51 — 10.0MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula reflects on a retreat with Luang Por Sucitto and his teaching on wholesomeness. She shares readings from Buddhadhamma by Phra Prayudh Payutto. Beautiful in the beginning, beautiful in the middle, beautiful in the end.

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