This podcast shares dhamma talks and guided meditations given at Portland Friends of the Dhamma by our Spiritual Director, Sakula, visiting Buddhist monastics such as Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Thanissaro, and Ajahn Sudanto, and by others. Teachings are from the Theravada Buddhist Thai Forest Tradition in the lineage of Ajahn Chah and similar.
Ajahn Thanissaro (Geoff): Response to Change, Morning Session Nov 1 2020 048
Ajahn Thanissaro (Geoff) visited Portland Friends of the Dhamma by Zoom for his 19th annual teaching session. His topic was "Response to Change." The study guide is found here. The topics ranged from change in general to grief, all with a focus on specific skills for this challenging 2020 year.
Ajahn Thanissaro (Geoff): Response to Change, Afternoon Session Nov 1 2020 049
In the afternoon session of Ajahn Thanissaro's 19th annual visit, this time online due to the pandemic, the theme of "Response to Change" continues. The focus remains on the suttas and developing skills, the response. The study guide is found here.
Sakula: Knowing Light, Knowing Dark Oct 18 2020 047
Sakula leads Sunday Sila and reflects on training the mind to go where we want, to be skillful, and to guide the heart.
Jessica Swanson: Fearlessness for Ourselves and Others Oct 11 2020 046
Jessica Swanson leads Sunday Sila at the Center with some in person and some online. She reflects on what we bring to meditation, developing beneficial mind states as a gift to ourselves and others, and fearlessness - abhaya-dana.
Ayya Santussikā: Directing the Mind, Cooling the Heart Sep 27 2020 045
Ayya Santussikā gives the afternoon talk of our daylong session with her on Directing the Mind, Cooling the Heart. Breath, Brahma Viharas, and suttas inform the instruction. Guidance for daily life is given. The talk is followed by a long, rich question and answer session.
Ayya Santussikā: Directing the Mind, Cooling the Heart Guided Meditation Sep 27 2020 044
In this guided meditation from the morning of our daylong session with Ayya Santussika titled Directing the Mind, Cooling the Heart the foundation is laid for the afternoon's teaching. Careful practice instruction is given grounded in the Buddha's teaching.