support our work:meet the team!
Sundays January 6 - February 10, 9.30am-12pm
We begin with a six-week series, Visions of the Path, in which we will hear from various Dharma-farers about their spiritual pathways and approaches to practice. What are the core themes and myths that guide them, and how do those myths inspire and work out in the day-to-day? As the series progresses, we will see a rich map unfold before us and have the opportunity to find ourselves on it, both as travelers and cartographers.
In Buddhism generally, the goal of the path the Buddha unfolded is understood as Enlightenment, Awakening, Nirvana. That high ideal can be deeply inspiring to hear about, and it can seem a bit far off, or even too abstract for us to have a meaningful relationship with it. Sometimes it is the path itself that we connect with in a heartfelt way, as we have the opportunity to walk it, to feel it, every day. In walking the path we develop an intuition for where it is leading us.
That’s why, here at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center, we’re devoting 2019 to exploring The Myth of the Path. How do we understand the path? Is it a clear idea, an open way, immediately accessible to us, or a foggy dream that we have a hard time remembering? Does our sense of the path change from day to day? How has it changed throughout our lives? What themes or myths inhabit the core of our journey, influencing our course? These are questions we can address in the coming weeks and months, as we explore a range of Buddhist teachings and their implications for our practice.
Come journey with us over the course of an exciting year of meditation, reflection, contemplation of Dharma teachings and conversation, all in a warm spirit of friendship and mutual support on this path we are traveling.
All are welcome to our Sunday morning program, and each Sunday session will stand on its own –– come to one or two, or all of them, as your schedule permits.
Offered by donation.
Portsmouth Buddhist Center,
PPMTV, Studio 1,
280 Marcy Street
Find us here