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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.

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: 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 on the […]

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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: 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: 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: 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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Sakula: Beautiful in the Beginning, the Middle, and in the End Feb 9 2020 035

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/Sakula_Beautiful_in_the_Beginning_the_Middle_and_in_the_End_Feb_9_2020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:23 — 13.4MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreSakula begins with reflections on the noble beings, those on the path, in recollecting Sangha Day. She continues with reflections on practicing to bring balance through the stages of life and on stream entry.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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