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Jessica: Right Speech From the Mouths of Babes Mar 28 2021 064

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Jessica: Cultivating the Path within the Framework of Dhamma Mar 21 2021 063

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Jessica: Nothing Personal about Unconditional Kindness, Mar 14 2021 062

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Sakula: Intentionally Willing a Feeling of Goodness Feb 28 2021 061

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Sakula: The Wheels of Goodness Go Round ‘n Round Feb 21 2021 060

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Jessica: Find a Place to Put Your Love Feb 14 2021 059

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Gratitude for Ayyā Santussikā’s Daylong Teaching

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On February 7, 2021, Ayyā Santussikā of Karuna Buddhist Vihara met online with Portland Friends of the Dhamma and friends from Seattle, Northern California, and throughout the Western Hemisphere. Ayya spoke to these 60 practitioners during a daylong session of meditation and teaching on the Mahāmangala Sutta, (Snp 2-4) also known as the chant “The […]

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Ayya Santussika: Highest Blessings – Afternoon Session Translations, Q and A and Closing Chants Feb 7 2021 058

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Ayya Santussika: Highest Blessings – Morning Session Translations and Q and A Feb 7 2021 057

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/3_Ayya_Santussika_Highest_Blessings_First_Session_Translations_and_Q_n_A_Feb_7_2021-2_10_21_11_19_AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:03:18 — 29.0MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreAyya begins the study of the Mangala Sutta, The Highest Blessings (Snp2-4). Using multiple translations, she elucidate these instructions for living a blameless life, free of remorse.

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Ayya Santussika: Highest Blessings – Guided Meditation Feb 7 2021 056

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