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Portland Friends of the Dhamma

A Buddhist meditation center in the Theravada, Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah

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Portland Friends of the Dhamma is a Theravada lay community of the Thai-Forest

lineage of Ajahn Chah. Our teachers are both monastic and lay. We exist to provide

access to the Buddha’s teachings as preserved in the Pali Canon. We do this through

ongoing programs, events, and workshops. We have a wide array of books and other

media all sponsored for free distribution.


Our purpose is to help interested people understand the Buddha’s teachings both

conceptually and through direct experience. Equally, we aim to support a community of

lay people following the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path of virtue, meditation, and

wisdom, grounded in generosity and compassion. Friends of the Dhamma is supported

by contributions (dana) from the community and does not charge fees for events.


We are honored to be affiliated with the Abhayagiri monastic sangha, provide support to

the Pacific Hermitage and receive guidance and teachings from both.