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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.

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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): 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.

    • 54 min
    Ajahn Thanissaro (Geoff): Response to Change, Afternoon Session Nov 1 2020 049

    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.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Sakula: Knowing Light, Knowing Dark Oct 18 2020 047

    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.

    • 24 min
    Jessica Swanson: Fearlessness for Ourselves and Others Oct 11 2020 046

    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.

    • 19 min
    Ayya Santussikā: Directing the Mind, Cooling the Heart Sep 27 2020 045

    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.

    • 2 hrs 5 min
    Ayya Santussikā: Directing the Mind, Cooling the Heart Guided Meditation Sep 27 2020 044

    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.

    • 55 min

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