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Ugliness and beauty in our experience of things

Posted by bhpruitt on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:41

Ugliness and beauty in our experience of things

Posted by bhpruitt on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:41

Sunday, 9.30am-12pm 
We’re deep into our new series for January and February: Embracing the Winter of Things. The depths of winter create a context for us just to be more fully with our experience, accepting endings and considering new beginnings, allowing new light and color to arise. This week, on Sunday February 18, we’ll start our last two-week topic of contemplation by exploring how we respond to unpleasantness in the conditions shaping our lives. And we will learn to sit with awareness that both ugliness and beauty...

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New Intro Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by bhpruitt on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:27

New Intro Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by bhpruitt on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:27

Sundays, March 5-18, 1.30-3.30pm at PPMTV

Although the Buddha lived in India more than 2,500 years ago, his teachings on ethics, meditation and wisdom can seem as relevant and powerful as ever in our 21st-century global society. But don’t take our word for it. Come and try it out for yourself. Join Dh. Narottama and other members of the Portsmouth Buddhist Center community and explore some age-old practices for calming the mind and developing a kinder, more generous attitude toward yourself...

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Intro Course: Feeling Stressed? Try the Buddha's Recipe for Well-being

Posted by bhpruitt on Fri, 12 Jan, 2018 - 14:54

Intro Course: Feeling Stressed? Try the Buddha's Recipe for Well-being

Posted by bhpruitt on Fri, 12 Jan, 2018 - 14:54

Winter is upon us; life is complicated; and the mood of the times is dark. Twenty-five hundred years ago, the Buddha taught that mindfulness and kindness offer the surest refuge from human conditions such as these. But don’t take his word for it! Try it for yourself…

In this introductory course, Dh Narottama will teach the two most basic Buddhist meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati) and the Cultivation of Loving Kindness (Metta Bhavana). These cold days are...

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Embracing the Winter of Things

Posted by Candradasa on Sat, 6 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

Embracing the Winter of Things

Posted by Candradasa on Sat, 6 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

Embracing the Winter of Things
Sundays, January 7 - February 25, 9.30am-12pm

This Sunday we launch a new series for January and February: Embracing the Winter of Things. The depths of winter create a context for us to sit still and just be with the passage of the seasons, accepting endings and considering new beginnings.

Join us for meditation and the first in an eight-week series of exploration into how we can find beauty through paying attention to impermanence and the nature of things....

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Closing 2017 with Perfect Samadhi

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 - 17:26

Closing 2017 with Perfect Samadhi

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 - 17:26

Join us this Sunday, December 17, 9:30AM-12:00PM, as we conclude our Sunday series on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path: Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There? Dh. Viriyalila will once again lead us in meditation and Mitras Meagan Van Hoogan and Maryellen Burke will seed our community conversations with their reflections on Perfect Samadhi (or Right Meditation) and a concluding overview of the whole path. This will be our final Sunday gathering of 2017, and we...

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Staying on the Path with Perfect Effort and Perfect Mindfulness

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 7 Dec, 2017 - 16:29

Staying on the Path with Perfect Effort and Perfect Mindfulness

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 7 Dec, 2017 - 16:29

Our ongoing series, Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There? continues this Sunday December 10, 9:30AM-12:00PM.  Dh. Viriyalila will again lead the morning activities, starting with greetings and meditation.  PBC Mitra Ginny Karwowski will support, as we delve into Effort and Mindfulness as steps on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. Please arrive no later than 10AM if you plan to join us for the morning.

This is our regular community gathering and all are welcome. Offered by...

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This Week Action & Livelihood and New Intro Course Starts

Posted by bhpruitt on Wed, 29 Nov, 2017 - 20:32

This Week Action & Livelihood and New Intro Course Starts

Posted by bhpruitt on Wed, 29 Nov, 2017 - 20:32

Join us this Sunday, December 3, 9:30am-Noon, as we continue our series on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path, Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There? This week we will be considering how to live out our vision in the areas of Action and Livelihood. Dh. Viriyalila and Dh. Rijupatha will co-lead the morning. Following a period of meditation, PBC Mitras Maryellen Burke and Laura Horwood-Benton will share their reflections on these two key steps of the spiritual path.  As...

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Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 23 Nov, 2017 - 17:01

Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 23 Nov, 2017 - 17:01

Have a happy Thanksgiving and restful long weekend, friends.  PBC will be closed this Sunday, November 26.  Our next introductory course starts Thursday November 30, and our Sunday community gathering will resume its inquiry into the Noble Eightfold Path next Sunday, December 3.

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Intro Course: Get To Know Your Mind with Buddhism & Meditation

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 16 Nov, 2017 - 20:18

Intro Course: Get To Know Your Mind with Buddhism & Meditation

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 16 Nov, 2017 - 20:18

Our next four-week introductory course will focus on meditation within a Buddhist framework. Dh. Suddhayu will teach two traditional meditations, mindfulness of breathing and cultivation of loving kindness, placing them in the context of the Buddha’s teaching. Together these practices and teachings hold the key to shifting our minds toward greater capacity to dwell in the present and a larger field of kindness towards ourselves and others. 

Register here to ensure a place. Please note, this class will take place at...

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New Sunday Series: Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There?

Posted by bhpruitt on Fri, 10 Nov, 2017 - 14:15

New Sunday Series: Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There?

Posted by bhpruitt on Fri, 10 Nov, 2017 - 14:15

In our upcoming Sunday gatherings, November 12 - December 17, following a period of meditation, we will explore the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path as a take on how to be a better human being in the world. Another name for this teaching, offered by Sangharakshita, is “Vision and Transformation.” This way of looking at it invites us to connect with the seed of inspiration or insight that has drawn us to the spiritual path. In that light, we take up...

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