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Blazing Like the Sun

Sat, 20 Jun, 2020 - 13:37

Blazing Like the Sun

Sat, 20 Jun, 2020 - 13:37

Join us this morning at 9 am EST for our Summer Solstice gathering, on Facebook live.

Develop an unlimited
heart of friendliness for
the entire universe…

The Buddha on kindness 

June 20, 2020 @ 9 am EST


 

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What can a Buddhist do about Racism?

Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 19:12

What can a Buddhist do about Racism?

Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 19:12

*This is a message being sent to our sangha that we also wanted to post here.*

At the beginning of April our chair, Suddhayu, wrote to encourage us to find opportunities for personal transformation in working with the emotions arising in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The violent police killing of George Floyd, within the  larger context of many such murders, and the intense national (and international) focus on racism of the past two weeks also give rise to strong emotions. For...

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Getting Ready - New Shrine Backdrop

Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 21:06

Getting Ready - New Shrine Backdrop

Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 21:06

In March, right around the Spring Equinox, we were to be opening up our new Center just as the coronavirus took hold of our community. Like everyone else, we moved our programming online. As spring moves into summer we decided to start step more into our space with some of our programs being streamed from the shrine room.

Next weekend, on the Summer Solstice, we are hosting a community gathering (online) to dedicate the shrine room and celebrate our connection with one another. For this...

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The Buddha of Portsmouth – What to do with Ancient Wisdom?

Mon, 25 May, 2020 - 20:14

The Buddha of Portsmouth – What to do with Ancient Wisdom?

Mon, 25 May, 2020 - 20:14

The Buddha of Portsmouth – What to do with Ancient Wisdom?

Friends’ Nights Online at the PBC | Every Wednesday, 7-8:30pm, beginning June 3rd, 2020

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 2020. 

What did...

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Wise Up! Buddhist Teachings for Awareness and Transformation

Mon, 25 May, 2020 - 18:00

Wise Up! Buddhist Teachings for Awareness and Transformation

Mon, 25 May, 2020 - 18:00

Wise Up! Buddhist Teachings for Awareness and Transformation

A five week online course on Monday evenings, June 15 to July 13, 7–8:30pm.

What does Buddhist teaching have to offer us in 2020? During times of pandemic and social discord, it can be vital and inspiring to find voices of compassion and wisdom from our past, and to connect with a community of likeminded people now. After 2500 years, the Buddha’s vision of human spiritual life is still relevant, radical, practical and fresh. This five week...

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The Awakening Heart – how to become a buddha when everything is really hard

Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 19:14

The Awakening Heart – how to become a buddha when everything is really hard

Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 19:14

The Awakening Heart – how to become a buddha when everything is really hard
Sunday mornings, 10-11:30am EDT, beginning May 3, 2020

The Buddha said there would be days like this. Actually, he just said that life was inherently unsatisfying, no matter what the day, because our craving ruins everything! But things are harder for most of us right now, and this has implications for our sense of well-being, and our growth. The happy ending of the Buddha’s teaching is...

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Sit, Simplify, Transform!

Sat, 22 Feb, 2020 - 20:25

Sit, Simplify, Transform!

Sat, 22 Feb, 2020 - 20:25

A five-week course on Monday evenings, 7-8:30pm, beginning March 16th and ending April 13th, 2020.

At PBC we know how hard it can be to find space in a busy life. And with the world going crazy all around us, well, it’s just tough sometimes… So join us this spring and we’ll show you how to sit, simplify your life and let go a little!

Meditation and mindfulness are powerful agents for change in anyone’s life. We’ll learn to turn away from distraction,...

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Yin Yoga

Fri, 31 Jan, 2020 - 17:27

Yin Yoga

Fri, 31 Jan, 2020 - 17:27

An ongoing weekly class beginning Friday February 21st, 2020, 9:15 to 10:30, at our new location at 40 Deer street in Portsmouth, NH!

Yin yoga is a style of yoga where stretches are held for a number of minutes with the intention of creating mild-medium sensation in a target area of the body. The steady stress placed on the target area moves deeper into the muscle tissue, fascia and connective tissue. Brief rests are held in-between poses in order to allow circulation, regeneration...

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Gentle Mindful Yoga

Fri, 31 Jan, 2020 - 16:50

Gentle Mindful Yoga

Fri, 31 Jan, 2020 - 16:50

An ongoing weekly class beginning Wednesday February 19th, 2020, 9:15 to 10:30am, at our new location at 40 Deer street in Portsmouth, NH!


This class will start with a breathing practice or a meditation to help facilitate practitioners to draw their focus inward. Internal sight will continue on into gentle movements with guided focus and intention to listen to the internal rhythms of the body. This class is meant for practitioners of any level trying to bring more attention into...

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Yoga for Meditation | Beginner Series

Sun, 26 Jan, 2020 - 21:32

Yoga for Meditation | Beginner Series

Sun, 26 Jan, 2020 - 21:32

A four-week course on Tuesday evenings, 7–8:30pm, beginning February 25th and completing March 17th. Click Here to Register.


This 4-week Beginner Series will be an introduction to breath and movement with an emphasis on preparing the body for sitting meditation. Back pain, a stiff neck, tight hips and hamstrings are common areas where we hold stress, and can make sitting feel difficult or painful. The ancient practice of yoga was designed to prepare the body to sit and be...