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Mindfulness, Kindness & the Buddha - An Introduction

Posted by bhpruitt on Sun, 3 Sep, 2017 - 18:27

Mindfulness, Kindness & the Buddha - An Introduction

Posted by bhpruitt on Sun, 3 Sep, 2017 - 18:27

Please note the changes to our published schedule: this introduction to meditation is a 3-week course, Thursday evenings 7-9PM, beginning September 14. It will be held in the Ladies Parlor of South Church, 292 State St.

In this beginners’ course, led by Dh Suddhayu, we will explore two basic meditation practices passed down through the centuries within the Buddhist tradition. Participants will learn everything they need to begin a regular meditation practice. The adventure begins here! Registration is free. Register...

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End-of-summer Break at PBC

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 24 Aug, 2017 - 21:07

End-of-summer Break at PBC

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 24 Aug, 2017 - 21:07

Portsmouth Buddhist Center will be closed for the next two weeks.  Join us this week, Sunday August 27 at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket NH, at 3:00 PM, when we will witness and celebrate the public ordination of two new Triratna Order Members.  On Sunday September 3, we will be closed for the Labor Day holiday weekend.  Starting Sunday September 10, we will return to our topic, If the Buddha Lived in Portsmouth – exploring stories from the life of the Buddha...

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Meet the Buddha in Portsmouth This Sunday

Posted by bhpruitt on Fri, 18 Aug, 2017 - 22:54

Meet the Buddha in Portsmouth This Sunday

Posted by bhpruitt on Fri, 18 Aug, 2017 - 22:54

This Sunday, August 20, 10AM-12:30 PM, we will continue our summer theme, If the Buddha Lived in Portsmouth. In this series, we are considering how different episodes in the life of the Buddha can open the door to considering how his teachings relate to issues we are facing now in our own lives.  This week, we will look at the Buddha’s advice on how to choose what path is right for us among the many different suggestions on offer for...

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This Sunday: With the Buddha in the Park

Posted by candradasa on Sat, 12 Aug, 2017 - 15:08

This Sunday: With the Buddha in the Park

Posted by candradasa on Sat, 12 Aug, 2017 - 15:08

We’re back under the trees for our Sunday gathering in Goodwin Park. This week we’re joined by Narottama, who, as part of our ongoing series ‘If the Buddha Lived In Portsmouth’, will be opening up a story from the teachings of the Buddha around how to develop tolerance, friendliness, kindness and consideration - even in tough times!

Sunday August 13, 10AM-12:30 PM

We will provide some mats and cushions; please bring a chair if you need one.  

Goodwin Park is...

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New Program For Summer/Fall 2017 - Out Now!

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

*Update*: Please note, our new season of introductory courses on Thursdays will take place at Portsmouth Public Library.

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 (until end September 2017):

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: Meditate in the Park!

Posted by bhpruitt on Sat, 5 Aug, 2017 - 13:30

This Sunday: Meditate in the Park!

Posted by bhpruitt on Sat, 5 Aug, 2017 - 13:30

Once again, we will hold our Sunday gathering in the fresh air of Goodwin Park. This week we continue our focus on the historical Buddha, as we launch a new Sunday topic: If the Buddha Lived in Portsmouth.

Sunday August 6, 10AM-12:30 PM

Each week we will look at a story about the Buddha’s life and what it says about the kind of person he was. We will also consider the relevance of...

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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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