Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Letters of Gold: The Dhammapada

On Mon, 21 April, 2014 - 21:11
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Sangha Nights on Wednesdays in May, 7 - 9 pm

This May we will be listening to, reflecting upon, and discussing some of the verses from one of the most important texts from the Pali Canon, The Dhammapada. One translator exclaims that it is amongst the greatest spiritual works of mankind. Sangharakshita states: “The teachings contained in the Dhammapada are literal truth, and deserve to be engraved on our hearts in letters of gold - or fire.” Our approach will be reflective in nature and the hope is for us to fully engage with these basic Buddhist teachings, immerse ourselves in these simple truths and live them throughout the week.

Watch this Dhammapada video to get a sense of the text in contemporary form.

May 7: Contrary Ways: “Our life is the creation of our mind”

May 14: Buddha Day Celebration: Letters of Gold

May 21: Forsake Anger “Overcome anger by peacefulness”

May 28: The Path “All is Transient”

For more info: portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Sangha%20Nights%3A%20The%20Dhammapada) () or (603) 817 2285. All are welcome to join us - we begin with meditation at 7 pm followed by a presentation and discussion. Offered by donation, $10-5 per evening.
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