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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

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

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Ayya Santussika: Highest Blessings – Precepts Feb 7 2021 055

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Sakula: Eternity’s Sunrise January 31 2021 054

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Sakula: We Are Not Obliged to React, Jan 17 2021 053

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A New Library — The Result of Patience, Generosity and Friendship

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There is a new library at the Center, with build-in shelves and an area for backstock. It was funded in memory of a community member Sophary Varns by her husband Nathan and grew from the vision and effort of many in the community. Here’s the story: Patty Pandzik, PFOD librarian, had a problem. Boxes of […]

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Thank you for Ayyā Medhānandī’s Inspiration at the New Year

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Ayyā Medhānandī Bhikkhunī, the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, spent a day of Dhamma with us on January 3, 2021. She met with Portland Friends of the Dhamma for the first time, a start to our new year, just before entering her winter retreat. The theme of the day was “An Ever-Present Refuge.” Over […]

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Ayya Medhanandi: Ever Present Refuge: The Value of Death, Jan 3 2021 052

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Ayya Medhanandi: Ever Present Refuge: The Nimitta of Suffering, Jan 3 2021 051

https://media.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/p/content.blubrry.com/portland_friends_of_the_dhamma/2_The_Nimitta_of_Suffering_Ayya_Medhanandi_Portland_Jan_3_2021-5_4_21_2_53_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:56 — 14.6MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreAyya Medhanandi begins by asking those assembled what is the most pressing issue now. She leads us to seeing the wisdom of being present in the moment as a refuge from the worldly winds and suffering. While she recognized […]

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