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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: Benefits to Recalling Our Good Merit Oct 31 2021 097

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Jessica_Benefits_to_Recalling_Our_Good_Merit_Oct_31_2021-11_3_21_12_22_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:33 — 9.9MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJessica reflects on the self and our actions based on a quotation by Luang Por Sumedho.

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Jessica: Buddha’s Guidelines for Right Speech Oct 10 2021 090

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Jessica_Buddha_s_Guidelines_for_Right_Speech_Oct_10_2021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:07 — 11.0MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJessica reads from a sutta and gives guidance on right speech in the modern world.

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Jessica: Recognize and Set Aside Expectations Oct 3 2021 089

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Jessica_Recognize_and_Set_Aside_Expectations_Oct_3_2021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:18 — 9.8MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJessica reflects at Sunday Sila on addressing fears as expectations

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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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