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The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth | an introduction to buddhism and meditation
Three consecutive Thursday evenings, 7-9pm, Nov 7 to Nov 21
Most of the stories about the Buddha take place outside. His Awakening took place beneath a tree, he walked everywhere, and many of his discourses were given beneath a canopy of leaves. In this introductory class, we will explore some of the mythic imagery and nature themes in the Buddha’s story. We will look at how these themes unfold in his teaching, and explore their relevance to us now. Participants will learn basic Buddhist meditation and helpful teachings that remain vital to this day.
This course is offered by donation; suggested $10-$20 per evening or $30-$60 for the whole course. You may donate through Eventbrite, or just put money in the bowl on site. All donations support the initiatives of the Portsmouth Buddhist Center. Meditation cushions and chairs are provided; you may wish to bring a notebook and pen.
image detail of Odilon Redon’s ‘Buddha’