Fridays, 7:00 – 9:00/9:15 PM
The evening is designed to encourage a friendly and casual atmosphere in support of deepening our understanding to the benefits of sharing the every day challenges of living in accordance to the eightfold path.
We begin with a 40 minute meditation (sometimes guided, sometimes silent) followed by a Dhamma reflection and optional check-in and discussion. This class is suitable for all.
This evening is led by PFoD’s Spiritual Director, Sakula Mary Reinard.
Sakula is the Spiritual Director of Portland Friends of the Dhamma and a student of the Western Forest Sangha—the lineage of Ajahn Sumedho and Ajahn Chah. Soon after meeting Luang Por Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro in 1997, she made a formal request to Luang Por Pasanno who accepted her as his lay student, eventually giving her the Pali name Sakula meaning One of Good Family. In 2001, Sakula was invited by them to join eleven others and train as a lay minister, graduating in 2004. She co-founded Portland Friends of the Dhamma in 2000 and leads a meditation group every Friday.
The third Friday of every month—when they are not on winter retreat in January through March—Ajahn Sudanto and the monks from the Pacific Hermitage lead this group. You can read about that here.