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Weekly Meditations and Classes

Sunday Sila 

10:00am — 12:00pm, upstairs (childcare downstairs coming soon)

Each Sunday morning we’ll partake in a traditional puja as done in Theravada communities around the world. We’ll begin with chanting followed by a meditation, a short reflection by Sakula and an opportunity for community check ins/discussion . On Uposatha days there will also be an opportunity to take the Five Precepts.

Led by Sakula


Every Friday Evening, 7:00 — 9:00pm upstairs

The expression dhamma vicaya means using the Buddha’s teachings to investigate all that we experience—sights, sounds, thoughts, emotions—so that we may come to understand the true nature of things. This sort of investigation is a factor of awakening, according to the Buddha, and on Friday nights, we’ll put it to work.

Each gathering will have a Dhamma theme. To begin the evening, Matthew will offer some brief reflections on the theme, drawing from his own experience and the Buddha’s ancient discourses. Then after a period of meditation, he’ll guide a group discussion on that topic. The focus will be on our direct experience and how we can apply the Buddha’s teachings in our everyday lives.

Led by Matthew Grad


Weekly Discussion Group

Tuesday Evening, 7:00 — 9:00pm, downstairs

The Portland Friends of the Dhamma Book Group is taking a break. We will reconvene on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 7:00 – 9:00pm 
The PFoD book discussion group creates an opportunity for community members to come together in a social atmosphere to discuss how Dhamma reveals itself in fiction and nonfiction. Open to all.
Led by Paul Gerhards
For more information click here


Monday Night Six-Week Courses

The following courses each happen twice a year – Click here for more information

  • Beginners Meditation Class
  • Buddhas Basic Teachings

A Three-week Introduction to Chanting course also happens on Monday nights. Times, as they are determined, will be announced on the front page of this website.