Companions on the Path: PFOD Annual Benefit with Luang Por Pasanno
UPDATED TIME AND SCHEDULE. Please join us in welcoming Luang Por Pasanno, guiding elder of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, Pacific Hermitage Abbott Ajahn Sudanto, and several monks from our lineage, for a daylong in support of Portland Friends of the Dhamma. Luang Por will lead us in precepts, meditation, and Q & A. There will be a potluck meal offering and talks from community members.
Companions on the Path: Another Step Forward
We want to appreciate the community for coming together to secure our mortgage, and offer information about our priorities for the coming 3-5 years: capital repairs and projects, monthly bills and useful items, monastic visits, and the transition of the spiritual director role from Sakula to Jessica.
9 a.m. Precepts, meditation & Dhamma reflections
11 a.m. Potluck meal offering
12:30 p.m. Luang Por Pasanno
1 p.m. Board Chair Stephanie Bekooy, followed by personal stories of sharing and receiving from community members
2 p.m. Informal tea and Dhamma with the monastics
3 p.m. Straighten up the center and close
Luang Por Pasanno sent a video from New Zealand expressing his delight, appreciation, and congratulations for coming together to secure our building.
The event will be hybrid, available to both onsite guests at the Portland Dhamma Center and online. No registration is necessary. Click here to log in Meeting ID: 895 7817 8445
About Luang Por Pasanno
Luang Por Pasanno took ordination in Thailand in 1974 with Venerable Phra Khru Ñāṇasirivatana as preceptor. During his first year as a monk he was taken by his teacher to meet Luang Por Chah, with whom he asked to be allowed to stay and train. He served as abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat, an international forest monastery in Thailand, and Abhayagiri, a Forest Monastery in California. In 2018, he stepped back from the role of abbot at Abhayagiri, and now serves as an anchor of wisdom and guidance for the community.
Support for Portland Friends of the Dhamma
Thank you for adding and increasing your monthly donations this year! It was an enormous boost and enabled us to refinance our mortgage. If you have made a pledge but forgot to start your donation, please start today! Monthly pledges help us budget and spend responsibly. Your support allows us to continue hosting these freely offered events, and donations are gratefully accepted. Click here to offer dana to PFOD.
We hope you enjoy this four-minute video describing a bit of what we offer and what it’s like to first walk into our building.