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New Program For Summer/Fall 2017 - Out Now!

Posted by candradasa on Sun, 9 Jul, 2017 - 22:47

Here’s our new program for Summer/Fall 2017! We’re excited to be back on our feet after the fire, at our new temporary location:

Safeway Studios #23,
135 McDonough St.
Portsmouth
NH 03801

Support the PBC and help us bring the Dharma to Portsmouth and the Seacoast!

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This Sunday Dharma Day at Aryaloka

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 6 Jul, 2017 - 14:22

This Sunday Dharma Day at Aryaloka

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 6 Jul, 2017 - 14:22

There will be no Sunday gathering at PBC this week, July 9.  

Instead, we encourage you to join friends from the larger Seacoast Sangha in celebrating Dharma Day at Aryaloka.  The day will start with a vegetarian potluck lunch at Noon and continue with sharing, discussing and meditating on favorite passages from the Buddha’s large body of inspiring teachings.  

ALSO there will be an exhibit of original artwork by local Triratna Order Members, including a painting by Viriyalila,...

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New Intro Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 29 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

New Intro Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 29 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

Our next four-week introductory course will be Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter? A Practical Introduction. Join us Thursday evenings, 7-9 PM, July 13-August 3, to start getting acquainted with key Buddhist teachings, including meditation. The Buddha lived more than 2,500 years ago yet is still revered by millions of followers around the world as an exemplar of deep calm and profound kindness.  Learn his story and see how his wisdom can be usefully applied to everyday life.  Dh....

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This Sunday: Summer & the Good Life

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 16:14

This Sunday: Summer & the Good Life

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 16:14

This Sunday, June 18, 10AM - 12:30 PM, we will conclude our May-June topic, What is the Good Life? Seeing Past Materialism, Inequality & the Cult of Fashion. This has been a meditation-focused  program exploring the Brahma Viharas - four powerful meditation practices that help us cultivate kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. We will meditate together, as always, and then look at how the efforts and the fruits of meditation really do help us bring key aspects of a good...

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Consider Compassion This Sunday

Posted by bhpruitt on Wed, 17 May, 2017 - 17:01

Consider Compassion This Sunday

Posted by bhpruitt on Wed, 17 May, 2017 - 17:01

Sunday May 21, 10AM - 12:30 PM
This Sunday, Dh. Rijupatha will lead us as we continue with our topic: What is the Good Life? Seeing Past Materialism, Inequality and the Cult of Fashion.  In this series, we are exploring the Brahma Viharas, or “divine abodes” – meditations practiced by Buddhists the world over to cultivate kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.  This week the focus will be on compassion, the wish that those who suffer may be free from their afflictions. Join...

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Meditation Tune-up This Sunday with Vajradaka

Posted by bhpruitt on Wed, 10 May, 2017 - 18:00

Meditation Tune-up This Sunday with Vajradaka

Posted by bhpruitt on Wed, 10 May, 2017 - 18:00

Sunday, May 14, 10AM - 12:30PM
This week we will take a break from our series on the Brahma Viharas to work with a master meditation teacher.  A visitor from the UK, Dh. Vajradaka will address how to clarify and translate the essential principles of meditation practice into a clearly thought out and practical approach which can suit you and which draws out the best of the meditation practices. He will use contemporary and relevant analogies...

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PBC Women's Mitra Study

Created by Viriyalila on Tue, 23 Oct, 2012 - 03:56

PBC Women's Mitra Study (group)

Created by Viriyalila on Tue, 23 Oct, 2012 - 03:56

Welcome to the PBC Women’s Mitra Study group. Here we can post additional resources including links to talks, publications, personal reflections and more. Please feel free to add whatever you think will support our collective Dharma study.

Here is our schedule for the current module, The Noble Eightfold Path:

April 24 Vision
May 1 Emotion
May 8 Speech
May 15 Action
May 22 Livelihood
May 29 Effort 
June 5 Awareness
June 12 Samadhi/Concentration
June 19...

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New Sunday Series Starts May 7

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 4 May, 2017 - 17:30

New Sunday Series Starts May 7

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 4 May, 2017 - 17:30

This Sunday, 10AM - 12:30 PM, Dh. Rijupatha will lead us off on a new topic: What is the Good Life? Seeing Past Materialism, Inequality and the Cult of Fashion.  In this series, we will explore some of the most transformational Buddhist meditations - the Brahma Viharas, or “divine abodes.”  The Metta Bhavana, or cultivation of loving kindness is the basis. There is also the Karuna Bhavana, cultivation of compassion, the Mudita Bhavana, cultivation of sympathetic joy, and the Upekkha Bhavana, cultivation...

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PBC Post-fire Update & Plans

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 01:31

PBC Post-fire Update & Plans

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 01:31

Friends,
As many of you know, there was a 5-alarm fire in Portsmouth NH on Monday, which destroyed several buildings adjacent to the Portsmouth Buddhist Center.  Our center has extensive water and smoke damage, and the building we are in will be closed for some time for repairs. We were covered by insurance and will likely be able to open again at that location some time in the future. In the meantime, starting next week, we will begin...

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Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Viriyalila on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 03:10

Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Viriyalila on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 03:10

Join us for our regional sangha celebration April 9th, 10am - 3 pm at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket, NH.

The program will include an exploration of the Six Emphasis of Triratna, a community-wide kindness meditation (metta-bhavana), shared vegetarian potluck lunch, and a celebratory family-style puja in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome. There will be a children’s Dharma arts program in the morning, and all ages are invited to join us in the shrine room for...

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