Sakula reflects on how her fears interfere with her wishes and wants and gives thoughts on how to move away from fear to kindness. A community member expresses gratitude for kindnesses.
Jessica Swanson leads Sunday Sila online. She reflects on why she is drawn to the Thai Forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism and what makes it special.
Sakula discusses the benefits of the practice of recognizing when we naturally feel goodness and intentionally feeling goodness. She reflects on the suffering of being entangled in our fears and ways of dealing with our triggers.
Debbie Stamp answers questions about metta and how to tap into the actual feeling of metta during the weekend of practice on the theme of the Refuge Within.
Visiting lay teacher Debbie Stamp from Abhayagiri monastery begins a weekend of practice and reflection on the theme of the Refuge Within.
Ajahn Thanissaro closes the weekend on Proactive Practice at Portland Friends of the Dhamma with a reflection on the Brahma Viharas, in particular, Goodwill and its relationship to Equanimity.
This question and answer session followed the reflection on loving kindness vs. attention-grabbing addictions. This recording is from our archive and was made at our Sellwood location in 2007.