Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Bodhisattva Ideal: Winter Program 2014

On Thu, 26 December, 2013 - 16:10
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What is a Bodhisattva and how does this concept shape Buddhist practice? This winter we will be exploring the core principles of the Bodhisattva Ideal in an imaginative and pragmatic way. We meet every Wednesday for Sangha Night, 7 - 9 pm for meditation followed by a presentation and discussion. All are welcome, offered by donation, $5-10 suggested.

Sangha Nights, Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm (doors open at 6.45 pm) - Topics for each evening listed below.
We’ve included our Saturday and Sunday workshops and retreats for the season in the calendar below, which you can read more about on our program. If you have any questions, please feel free to portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (contact us.)

1 New Years Day Puja
8 The Bodhisattva Ideal
15 The Bodhicitta
19 Dhardo Rimpoche Celebration - Sunday, 11:30-4 pm with Viriyagita
22 The Six Perfections: Generosity
25 Intro to Buddhism - Saturday, 10-3 pm with Narottama
29 The Six Perfections: Ethics

5 The Six Perfections: Patience
8 The Hearts Wish - Book Alters - Saturday, 9-1 pm with Maryellen & Viriyalila
12 The Six Perfections: Vigor
15 Intro to Meditation - Mindfulness - Saturday, 10-1pm with Suddhayu
16 Parinirvana Celebration 10-3 pm
19 The Six Perfections: Meditation
26 The Six Perfections: Wisdom

5 Imagination and Archetype
12 The Five Buddha Mandala
16 Intro to Meditation - Metta - Sunday, 12-3pm with Viriyalila
19 Avalokitesvara and Tara
22 Men’s Practice Day - Saturday, 10-3pm with Suddhayu
26 Manjusri and Vajrapani

View our full 2014 Winter Program here.

Buddhists around the world gather together to meditate, build friendships and ponder the Dharma together - to deepen their experience and understanding of what the Buddha taught. We welcome anyone interested in learning more about Buddhism to join us for Sangha Nights.

Image: Buddha Amitabha by Amitajyoti (c)
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