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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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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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Opening to Amazement and Joy as a Condition for Insight

Thu, 20 Sep, 2018 - 14:09

Opening to Amazement and Joy as a Condition for Insight

Thu, 20 Sep, 2018 - 14:09

Week 4 of Our Fall Series: Being With Ourselves, Knowing Ourselves – How To Hold Our Experience In A Complicated World

Sunday, September 23, 9.30am-12pm
This week we will continue our exploration of Spiritual Receptivity as part of our new season for fall at the PBC. Shraddhavani is our host and guide this week as we approach the whole practice of spiritual openness from a different angle. So often we speak of training our...

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An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation on the Seacoast

Sat, 1 Sep, 2018 - 17:34

An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation on the Seacoast

Sat, 1 Sep, 2018 - 17:34

Wednesdays, September 19th-October 10th, 7-8.30pm 

Have you ever wanted to change your life? Maybe in small ways, maybe in big ones?

Learning or refreshing your acquaintance with the ancient, tried-and-tested techniques of Buddhist meditation is like walking through a portal into change of your own making. A certain magic is there to be found and engaged with - at your own pace, wherever you are starting out from.

Come and join us for a new short fall course of classes...

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Being With Ourselves, Knowing Ourselves: How To Hold Our Experience In A Complicated World

Thu, 30 Aug, 2018 - 00:48

Being With Ourselves, Knowing Ourselves: How To Hold Our Experience In A Complicated World

Thu, 30 Aug, 2018 - 00:48

Sundays, September 2nd through September 30th, 9am-12.30pm

We’re moving into a new season again at the PBC! And this year we’ll be greeting fall and early winter by exploring the 5th aspect of the Triratna System of Practice: the aspect of Spiritual Receptivity.

Over the next 5 weeks we’ll begin our reflections with a series of Sunday community mornings looking at what it means to have and be with our experience of life – and how...

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Who Was The Buddha, What Did He Teach, Why Does It Matter?

Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 13:53

Who Was The Buddha, What Did He Teach, Why Does It Matter?

Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 13:53

Wednesdays July 11-25, 7-9pm

Our next introductory course will be a short, beautifully weighted series facilitated by Narottama. It will continue each Wednesday through July 25th. Please join us for any or all of these sessions. Treat your heart this month! 

We will be focusing on key teachings and meditation practices passed down through millennia within the Buddhist tradition. Participants will learn everything they need to begin a regular meditation practice or set their existing practice in a deeper context. 

The course will be...

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New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

Sundays, July 8-August 12, 9.30am-12pm.

Gather as usual at PPMTV, we’ll take cushions and chairs and make our way around 9.45am to Prescott Park to meditate by 10. Rain days, we’ll stay inside!

In Spring 2017 we lost our Buddhist Center to a fire. Thanks to the great generosity and hard work of lots of people, the community recovered, deepened and strengthened. And we’ve gone on together since, renewing the Portsmouth sangha in some beautiful ways here in town.

Practising Outside
One of the...

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Dharma Day and Regional Sangha Picnic

Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 15:08

Dharma Day and Regional Sangha Picnic

Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 15:08

July 21, 2018

Dharma Day Program: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sangha Picnic: 1 pm - 4 pm

Join us for an epic Dharma Day puja that will invite us to pay homage to the Dharma as it has arisen through time. The program will be a ritualized journey through the Three Yanas. We’ll begin with stories from the Pali Canon, followed by readings on the Six Paramitas and culminating in meeting the Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas whose mantras we chant to close the sevenfold puja.  

The morning program will be followed by a Regional Sangha...

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