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Sakula: Knowing Light, Knowing Dark Oct 18 2020 047

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Jessica Swanson: Fearlessness for Ourselves and Others Oct 11 2020 046

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Ayya Santussikā: Directing the Mind, Cooling the Heart Sep 27 2020 045

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Ayya Santussikā: Directing the Mind, Cooling the Heart Guided Meditation Sep 27 2020 044

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Profiles: Michael Joliffe

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Why Portland Friends of the Dhamma? The direct, simple, and down-to-earth quality of the Thai Forest teachings, emphasis on practice and direct experience, following closely the traditions laid out for the monks by the Buddha, believing freedom from suffering is possible in this life, and the tight coupling between monks and laity really resonate with […]

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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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A Gratitude Fills the Heart

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On Sunday, June 28th, 2020, friends and families gathered online to celebrate Portland Friends of the Dhamma’s anniversary-fundraiser. Appropriately, Luang Por Pasanno (the inspiration for the arising of this community) anchored the event. Themes throughout the day included comments on the rarity and beauty of drawing close to good people, encouragement to wisely reflect on […]

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Sneak Peak at Our 20th anniversary celebration/fundraiser

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LP Viradhammo

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

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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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