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Who is the Buddha, What did he Teach, & Why does it Matter?

Wed, 4 Jan, 2023 - 19:41

Who is the Buddha, What did he Teach, & Why does it Matter?

Wed, 4 Jan, 2023 - 19:41

Every Sunday, 10-11:30am Beginning  January 15

Over 2500 years ago, a young man sat beneath a tree and woke up. He then walked the wilds and villages of India, talking to anyone who would listen and passing on his vision, so that others too could wake up. His vision was passed on through the centuries and through many cultures down to us in 2023. 

What did he have to say? What was so compelling to last this long, to influence...

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Wise Up! Buddhist Teachings for Awareness and Transformation

Sat, 10 Dec, 2022 - 17:39

Wise Up! Buddhist Teachings for Awareness and Transformation

Sat, 10 Dec, 2022 - 17:39

Wise Up! Buddhist Teachings for Awareness and Transformation

A six week online course on Wednesday evenings, Jan 18  to Feb 22 , 6:30-8pm ET.

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What does Buddhist teaching have to offer us in 2023? During times of pandemic, social discord and uncertainty, it is both vital and inspiring to find voices of compassion and wisdom from our past, and to connect with a community of like-minded people now. After 2500 years, the Buddha’s vision of human spiritual life...

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Drop-in Meditation — Fridays 12-12:45pm on Zoom

Sat, 17 Sep, 2022 - 22:29

Drop-in Meditation — Fridays 12-12:45pm on Zoom

Sat, 17 Sep, 2022 - 22:29

PBC Drop-in Meditation — Fridays 12-12:45pm ET on Zoom

This online gathering offers a weekly opportunity to practice with others in a supportive, friendly context. Led meditations and meditation coaching will focus on developing an embodied awareness of breathing and kindness toward self and others, within the Buddhist framework of mindfulness and ethics. There will also be time for sharing experiences and tips about practice. 

Hosted by Shraddhavani and offered by donation to the Portsmouth Buddhist Center ($5 - $10 suggested donation).

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Eight Ways to Wake Up — A Practical Guide to the Buddha’s Path of Liberation

Sat, 17 Sep, 2022 - 21:55

Eight Ways to Wake Up — A Practical Guide to the Buddha’s Path of Liberation

Sat, 17 Sep, 2022 - 21:55

Meditation, Dharma, Community — Every Wednesday, 7-8:30pm at Gateway Taiji in Portsmouth or online on Zoom, beginning October 5th.

From a Buddhist perspective, spirituality is a process of becoming kinder and less selfish, of freeing oneself from habits based in craving, hatred and ignorance. This work leads us to a deeper sense of connection, and begins to unravel our suffering. The problem of human suffering was of central concern to the Buddha, and the Noble Eightfold Path is...

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The Inspiration of the Buddha

Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 01:08

The Inspiration of the Buddha

Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 01:08

Meditation, Dharma, Community — Every Sunday, 10-11:30am at Gateway Taiji in Portsmouth or online on Zoom

This summer we’ll be gathering to meditate and explore stories from the Udāna.
The Udāna is one of the oldest collections of the Buddha’s teaching, and includes some of the best known and influential tales and teachings. 

Atha kho bhagavā etam-atthaṃ viditvā tāyaṃ velāyaṃ imaṃ udānaṃ udānesi —
Then, on realizing its significance, the Lord uttered on that occasion this inspired utterance

Whether you’re...

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How to be as Kind as a Buddha — Practices to Cultivate Kindness for Self and Community 

Wed, 23 Feb, 2022 - 16:15

How to be as Kind as a Buddha — Practices to Cultivate Kindness for Self and Community 

Wed, 23 Feb, 2022 - 16:15

How to be as Kind as a Buddha —
Practices to Cultivate Kindness for Self and Community 


Meditation, Dharma, Community —  every Sunday 10-11:30am ET,  in-person at Gateway Taiji or online on Zoom, beginning February 27.

“Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings”

Like a garden, kindness needs to be cultivated; kindness needs the right conditions to grow and flourish....

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The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth

Sun, 13 Feb, 2022 - 19:57

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth

Sun, 13 Feb, 2022 - 19:57

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth — an introduction to buddhism and meditation through the nature symbolism of the Buddha’s story

A four-week online course on Monday evenings, March 7-28, 6:30-8pm

Most of the stories about the Buddha take place in nature. His Awakening took place beneath a tree, he walked everywhere, and many of his discourses were given in forest groves, gardens and on hillsides. 

In this class, we will explore some of the mythic imagery and nature themes in the Buddha’s story....

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The Wheel of Life | A User’s Manual for Samsara

Sat, 1 Jan, 2022 - 20:28

The Wheel of Life | A User’s Manual for Samsara

Sat, 1 Jan, 2022 - 20:28

Every Sunday 10-11:30am ET on Zoom

In our Sunday sessions this winter, we will explore some core ideas about the difficulties of the human situation and the possibilities that the Dharma (the teaching of the Buddha) presents for us as we try to navigate it. The Bhavachakra or Wheel of Life is both a teaching tool and a mirror. It vividly illustrates the workings of the Buddha’s insight into conditionality and karma. Yet, when we look into it, we see ourselves:...

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Wise Up! Buddhist Teachings for Awareness and Transformation

Sun, 5 Dec, 2021 - 21:09

Wise Up! Buddhist Teachings for Awareness and Transformation

Sun, 5 Dec, 2021 - 21:09

A five week online course on Monday evenings, Jan 10 to Feb 7, 6:30-8pm ET.

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What does Buddhist teaching have to offer us in 2022? During times of pandemic, social discord and uncertainty, it is both vital and inspiring to find voices of compassion and wisdom from our past, and to connect with a community of like-minded people now. After 2500 years, the Buddha’s vision of human spiritual life is still relevant, radical, practical and fresh. This five...

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The Path of Transformation: Embracing Change and Finding Refuge in Unsettled Times

Sat, 7 Aug, 2021 - 15:23

The Path of Transformation: Embracing Change and Finding Refuge in Unsettled Times

Sat, 7 Aug, 2021 - 15:23

The Path of Transformation: Embracing Change and Finding Refuge in Unsettled Times
Meditation, Dharma, Community every Sunday 10-11:30am ET,  In-person at Gateway Taiji or Online on Zoom Beginning 09/19

What motivates us to grow with change? What do we turn to when things are difficult? Recently, we have all likely experienced degrees of uncertainty, loss and polarization in navigating the pandemic, climate change and our political climate. We also face the particular challenges of our personal lives and the larger existential...