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New Sunday Series: The Heart Needs Its Own Blood

Fri, 3 May, 2019 - 22:16

New Sunday Series: The Heart Needs Its Own Blood

Fri, 3 May, 2019 - 22:16

The Heart Needs Its Own Blood: Inspiration, Desire and Faith in the Dharma Life

New Sunday Program –– April 21 - June 23, 9:30am - 12pm

Continuing our year-long focus on The Myth of the Path, we’ll be waking up this spring with a beautiful new series discovering the lifeblood of our practice. Energy and inspiration for Dharma practice are vital to our health and happiness. Finding our sources of inspiration, maintaining interest and energy, and cultivating our faith and imagination are core...

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Mindfulness for Peace: an Introduction to Meditation

Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 20:03

Mindfulness for Peace: an Introduction to Meditation

Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 20:03

Four-week course, Thursday evenings 7-9 PM, April 25 - May 16
Portsmouth Public Media building, 280 Marcy Street

What is mindfulness and how does one practice it?

In this four week course we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Mindfulness of Breathing, a meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years, and learn everything they need...

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Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation | core concepts, root experiences

Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 19:56

Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation | core concepts, root experiences

Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 19:56

Four-week course, Thursday evenings 7-9 PM, May 30 - June 20
Portsmouth Public Media building, 280 Marcy Street

How do we practice Buddhism in the modern world?

After 2500 years, the Buddha’s teaching is still relevant, radical, practical and fresh. This four week workshop will give participants an introduction to the life and teachings of the Buddha, and all they need to begin their own practice! Basic meditation instruction will be given as well...

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Our New Sunday Series to Start 2019 –– Visions of the Path

Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 01:10

Our New Sunday Series to Start 2019 –– Visions of the Path

Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 01:10

Sundays January 6 - February 10, 9.30am-12pm 

Over the course of 2019 at PBC, we will be exploring the The Myth of the Path from different perspectives, both in our weekly Sunday program and in our week-night courses. 

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...

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Going Deeper in Meditation - Understanding Tranquility and Integration

Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:46

Going Deeper in Meditation - Understanding Tranquility and Integration

Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:46

Monday evenings, 7 - 9 PM, February 18 - March 18

In Buddhism we are fortunate to inherit a tradition that has developed a beautiful language of ideas and symbols to communicate about meditation and higher consciousness. In this course we’ll be learning the basics of that language, and how to identify and cultivate the factors that lead to clarity and bliss.

This course is for people who have some experience of regular practice with either the Mindfulness of Breathing or...

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New Course for 2019 - Mindfulness 360

Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:33

New Course for 2019 - Mindfulness 360

Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:33

Monday evenings, 7 - 9 PM, January 14 - February 4 

What is mindfulness and how does one practice it? 

In this four week course we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Mindfulness of Breathing, a meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years, and learn everything they need to begin a regular and effective meditation practice. Suitable for complete beginners, or...

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The Myth of the Path: Our Focus for 2019

Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 20:34

The Myth of the Path: Our Focus for 2019

Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 20:34

Join us this year at PBC as we explore The Myth of the Path

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...

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The Death of Urgyen Sangharakshita

Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 12:59

The Death of Urgyen Sangharakshita

Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 12:59

Below is an excerpt from a message released from the Order office this morning. Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of Triratna, died this morning. Please visit the memorial space here for remembrances and information: Sangharakshita memorial space

We’ll keep you informed of local events pertaining to his death and memorial. Best wishes to you all,

Suddhayu and the PBC Council

With great sadness we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita today 30 October 2018 at approximately 10.00 a.m. in Hereford Hospital. As informed

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A Buddhist Revolution

Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 00:32

A Buddhist Revolution

Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 00:32

Sunday, October 21st, 9.30am-12pm

In 1956 Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the leader of the Indian Dalits (ex-Untouchables,) converted to Buddhism and started a movement that is transforming Indian society. Although the revival of the Dharma in the Buddha’s homeland is largely unknown outside of India, millions of Indian Buddhists are trying to change their lives by adopting the values and teachings of the Buddha. Their struggle casts light on the nature of the Dharma as a universal path to...

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The Five Things That Make Us Up: A Buddhist View of Being and Experience

Thu, 4 Oct, 2018 - 20:36

The Five Things That Make Us Up: A Buddhist View of Being and Experience

Thu, 4 Oct, 2018 - 20:36

Sundays 9.30am-12pm, October 7- November 11

Here in Portsmouth we’re spending Fall and early Winter exploring Spiritual Receptivity as part of our year-long exploration of what it means to have a rounded approach to the Dharma – and how we might live more in alignment with it. It’s been sweet as an apple to sit each week with our experience, cooling off after the heat of summer. And now it’s time to start to mulch down with the many-colored leaves that have blown our way...

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