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2012 Upasika Days



Over the course of the year, topics cover the five themes of sutta study, daily life practice, meditation, devotion/ritual, and Dhamma in the broader world. A list of suggested readings is also provided for those wishing to delve more deeply into each topic.

Saturday, April 21
Sunday, June 17
Saturday, August 18
Saturday, October 20
Saturday, December 22
Typical Upasika Day Schedule
1 p.m.  - Chanting, Refuges and Precepts
1:30 p.m. - Teaching on monastic ritual or etiquette
2 p.m. - Meditation
3 p.m. - Teachings on topic & discussion
4:50 p.m. - Closing chant, announcements
5:00 p.m. - End of day

Saturday, December 22

NOTE: This month at Portland Friends of the Dhamma

Practicing in Nature, with Nature

This last Upasika Day for the year will be hosted at the Portland Friends of the Dhamma due to our scheduling needs. We have several events and teachings in Portland Thursday through Saturday, and then are departing for Birken Monastery.

Please join us for this afternoon of practice and teaching.

Upasika Day Dec. 2012




Past Events:

Saturday, April 21

Meeting at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon

Sunday, June 17

Upasika Renewal Day - Daily Life Practice: The Four Right Efforts
Meeting at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, 16201 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley, CA

The Pacific Hermitage monks and friends from the Portland/Gorge region will carpool to our main monastery.

The joint Upasika day will give us all a chance to meet with the broader community and hear teachings from Ajahn Pasanno and other Abhayagiri monks. We may even see some of our hermitage companions - Tan Thitabho, former Anagarika Joe who's now in brown robes and named Pesalo, Tan Pamutto,  Ajahn Karunadhammo, and Ajahn Jotipalo.

We'll be leaving early Friday June 15, and returning the evening of June 18th.

Saturday, August 18

Meditation: Brightening the Mind
Meeting at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon

Saturday, October 20

Sutta Study: The Gradual Training
Meeting at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon