Portsmouth Buddhist Center

How to be as Kind as a Buddha — Practices to Cultivate Kindness for Self and Community 

On Wed, 23 February, 2022 - 16:15
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How to be as Kind as a Buddha —
Practices to Cultivate Kindness for Self and Community 

Meditation, Dharma, Community —  every Sunday 10-11:30am ET,  in-person at Gateway Taiji or online on Zoom, beginning February 27.

“Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings”

Like a garden, kindness needs to be cultivated; kindness needs the right conditions to grow and flourish. What are those conditions and how do we find or create them? Every Sunday we’ll be exploring practices that create the best conditions within ourselves and our communities for kindness to take root, thrive and bear fruit.

Metta, or universal loving-kindness, is known as an immeasurable, in that it has limitless application and leads to a heart and mind free of constriction. The every-day practice of kindness leads to a freer, more expansive heart. How big can your heart grow?

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How are we coming together safely?
In line with Gateway’s policy, we are requiring that all in-person participants be fully vaccinated vs Covid-19. If you are not vaccinated, you may still participate via Zoom.
If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you do not attend in-person, but please attend on Zoom.
Gateway has installed Hepa filters in their HVAC system for air purification.
We will practice social distancing indoors.
Although all in-person participants will be vaccinated, masks are required indoors due to Rockingham County’s current covid transmission rate.
*Please let us know if you have questions or concerns about how we’re coming together.

Our Sunday series will resume in-person at Gateway Taiji (875 Islington St, Portsmouth NH) and online on Zoom beginning February 27 and continuing through the end of May. Sessions are from 10 to 11:30am. Please bring your own water bottle or thermos; we have meditation cushions and chairs at the studio. Join us for the whole series, or drop in as you like. Suggested donation of $10-$15. Your donations help cover our rent and support our programs and teachers.

Image detail of Amitabha Buddha, Mongolian, 1800-1899; The FIne Arts Zanabazar Museum