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The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth

Tue, 8 Oct, 2019 - 22:03

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth

Tue, 8 Oct, 2019 - 22:03

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth | an introduction to buddhism and meditation

Three consecutive Thursday evenings, 7-9pm, Nov 7 to Nov 21

Most of the stories about the Buddha take place outside. His Awakening took place beneath a tree, he walked everywhere, and many of his discourses were given beneath a canopy of leaves. In this introductory class, we will explore some of the mythic imagery and nature themes in the Buddha’s story. We will look at how these themes unfold...

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Meditation: Transform Self and World with Stillness and Simplicity

Sun, 18 Aug, 2019 - 19:52

Meditation: Transform Self and World with Stillness and Simplicity

Sun, 18 Aug, 2019 - 19:52

A four week introductory course on Thursday evenings Sept 12 to Oct 3, 7-9pm.

Meditation is not only a way of cultivating internal integration and contentment, it can be taken up as a form of activism that directly counters rampant consumerism. 

It’s easy to feel disheartened and perhaps even powerless in relation to societal difficulties and the effects of climate change. If we’re conscientious, we tend to make changes in our lives that support a more effective social dialogue, and reduce our environmental footprint. These...

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Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Join us at Aryaloka Buddhist Center for an epic ritual celebration of the Buddha’s Teaching, Saturday, July 13, 1-5 pm.

In the morning, there will be opportunity to participate in one of two art workshops to come together creatively in community: Mantra Chanting with Sunada or Portable Shrine Making with Maryellen, both running from 9-1 pm. We will bridge the day with a shared potluck meal together, from 1-2:30 pm.

Please bring a vegetarian meal to share. Families with kids welcome!

Schedule:

9-1 – ...

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Upcoming Mitra Ceremony for Penelope

Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:51

Upcoming Mitra Ceremony for Penelope

Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:51

Portsmouth Buddhist Center is pleased to announce the Mitra Ceremony for Penelope Morrow on June 30, 9:30 am. Penelope has been a steady and inspiring member of our community for many years. As a professor at the University of NH, she arranged to bring hundreds of students to Aryaloka Buddhist Center over several decades. It was when to her delight that she learned Portsmouth Buddhist Center was established just a few blocks from her home that she started attending...

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A Vision for the Future of PBC is Taking Shape - Be part of it!

Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 17:35

A Vision for the Future of PBC is Taking Shape - Be part of it!

Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 17:35

At our Vision Fest on March 31, a large segment of the Sunday sangha took inspiration from Triratna Buddhist centers around the world and began to envision what a new home for the Portsmouth Buddhist Center might look like. We brainstormed a wide range of features we would like to see in our own space as well as activities we’d like to have going on there. A beautiful shrine room and more opportunities to meditate, yoga, a library and bookstore,...

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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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