Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sunday Program: Still Pools - Heart-Mind Clarity

On Wed, 5 October, 2016 - 23:20
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Join us this Sunday, October 9, 10AM-12PM, as we continue our exploration of “Mind in Harmony,” looking at how we can learn to work with our minds to achieve greater positivity and equanimity in our responses to the world around us.  Our leader in this series, Dh. Viriyalila, says this about the topic for this Sunday:  ”Seeing ourselves clearly, in outward actions of body and speech, as well as our more private inward actions of the mind, is an act marked by honesty, humility and kindness. How can we learn to do this? We’ll be taking a look at the nature of spiritual friendship, Dharma study, and going deeper in our practice – three sources of support for cultivating the still pool of heart-mind clarity.”

On the series as a whole: ”Mind in Harmony.” What does a mind in harmony look and feel like? In Buddhist practice, we emphasize ethics of body, speech and mind. We engage in meditation to calm the mind and infuse it with positivity. In doing so, we inadvertently become more aware of our patterns of behavior and how they are an expression of what’s happening in our minds. How do we see others? How do we understand our difficult interactions? How do we choose to respond when we feel hurt or disappointed?  In this short course we’ll explore how we can use mindfulness of the present moment, along with compassion for self and others, to bring the mind into harmony with itself and the world around us.

Sunday mornings, 10AM-12PM.  All are welcome.  Offered by donation: $10-5 suggested.

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