Independent Meditation Center Guide

"Mindfulness practice is very forgiving. It beckons to us to start over again, time after time after time, without judging us for the times we haven't managed to remember to drop in on ourselves."
Mark Williams, The Mindful Way through Depression.

Portland Friends of the Dhamma
1404 SE 25th Ave
Portland,  Oregon   97214
(For best directions, please ask the center.)
Theravada Buddhist
Email Click to contact via e-mail
Phone 503-233-6498
Center's Description
Portland Friends of the Dhamma is a Buddhist Meditation Center affiliated with and advised by the Abhayagiri monastic descendants of the Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho lineage. This center is completely supported by the goodwill and generosity of its participants.
Independent Comments
11/19/2007  Reviewed By: Ruby Grad
Portland Friends of the Dhamma hosts a number of visiting teachers every year. Please check our website ( to find out who will be coming.

There are also a number of regular groups that meet at our center. Two groups affiliated with our tradition are the Tuesday Group and the Friday Group, both of which meet from 7-9 p.m. every week. There is also an Upasika Program for people who want to strengthen their commitment to this tradition. The Upasika Program meets once a month for a daylong and travels together once a year to Abhayagiri Monastery.

Not associated with this particular tradition are two groups from other lineages that use the center on a regular basis.

For a complete list of our visitors, groups and events see the calendar at

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