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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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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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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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