Portland Friends of the Dhamma is a Buddhist center affiliated with Abhayagiri Monastery and the lineage of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho. This community is completely supported by the goodwill and generosity of its participants. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience or financial means. More about PFoD →
Starting Friday, June 28 (Portland & White Salmon)
Ajahn Pasanno will visit Portland and White Salmon in late June and early July. Check back for details as the date gets closer.
Ajahn Pasanno took ordination in Thailand in 1974 with Venerable Phra Khru Ñāṇasirivatana as preceptor. During his first year as a monk he was taken by his teacher to meet Ajahn Chah, with whom he asked to be allowed to stay and train. One of the early residents of Wat Pah Nanachat, Ajahn Pasanno became its abbot in his ninth year. During his incumbency, Wat Pah Nanachat developed considerably, both in physical size and reputation. Spending 24 years living in Thailand, Ajahn Pasanno became a well-known and highly respected monk and Dhamma teacher. He moved to California on New Year’s Eve of 1997 to share the abbotship of Abhayagiri with Ajahn Amaro. In 2010 Ajahn Amaro accepted an invitation to serve as abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England. Ajahn Pasanno is now the sole abbot of Abhayagiri. [From the Abhayagiri website]
Some Past Visiting Teachers