Portland, Oregon, is it dharma friendly?

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Portland, Oregon, is it dharma friendly?

Postby puppy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:54 am

I may be moving to that area and I wondered how the area is for Mahayana buddhist temples and especially if the area is a good place for a Buddhist parent to raise a child? I would be moving blind, having never seen the area. I have an opportunity for a job transfer. Any thoughts will be appreciated, and I promise I won't take away your birthday if you have negative comments. :)
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Re: Portland, Oregon, is it dharma friendly?

Postby Hieros Gamos » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:00 am

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Re: Portland, Oregon, is it dharma friendly?

Postby januarysprings » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:13 am

I hear it's quite a liberal area
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Re: Portland, Oregon, is it dharma friendly?

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:27 am

An analysis done in 2012 listed Portland at number 13 on the list of Most Buddhist Cities in the U.S.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/1 ... de=1739984

(San Jose #1, San Diego #2, Las Vegas #7)
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Re: Portland, Oregon, is it dharma friendly?

Postby puppy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:39 am

That video was great! :applause: :applause:
It's looking like it may be a good move for me.
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Re: Portland, Oregon, is it dharma friendly?

Postby ball-of-string » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:26 pm

I'm on the ground here, and I'll vouch that there is a lot of Buddhist action in Portland. I hope you find the right fit for you...
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Re: Portland, Oregon, is it dharma friendly?

Postby duckfiasco » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:19 am

Hi! :hi:

Portland is very dharma friendly. Most of the sanghas seem to be on the Northeast and Southeast side, but you'll find representation from many, many schools. I personally attend at the Oregon Buddhist Temple, a Shin gathering.

Best of luck to you! Hope to see you around.
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