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

Mon, 1 Jan, 2024 - 18:14

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

Mon, 1 Jan, 2024 - 18:14

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

Meditation, Dharma, Community —  every Sunday 10-11:45am ET,  in-person at Gateway Taiji or online on Zoom, beginning  January 7.

“Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings:
Radiating kindness over the entire world
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And...

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Why Community Matters

Tue, 12 Sep, 2023 - 15:44

Why Community Matters

Tue, 12 Sep, 2023 - 15:44

Embarking on a spiritual path is a highly personal and individual step. Yet most of us sooner or later come to feel a need for the support and friendship of others who are on a similar path. This reality speaks to why there are three jewels we value in Buddhism: the Buddha, the exemplar and ideal of enlightenment; the Dharma, the truth the Buddha realized and his teaching; and the Sangha, the fellowship of those who follow the Buddha and...

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Creative Mind — The Buddhist Way to What is Real

Wed, 17 May, 2023 - 21:58

Creative Mind — The Buddhist Way to What is Real

Wed, 17 May, 2023 - 21:58

Creative Mind — The Buddhist Way to What is Real
How our views and stories lock us down or free us

This summer we’ll be exploring how the views we hold and the stories we tell ourselves can either keep us locked in to painful habits, or free us from our suffering.

The Buddha described the philosophical and religious positions of his day as a ‘thicket of views,’ and described Nirvana or Enlightenment as being beyond views. This means that true freedom is a...

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Weekly Friends' Morning: The Four Reminders

Fri, 14 Apr, 2023 - 15:02

Weekly Friends' Morning: The Four Reminders

Fri, 14 Apr, 2023 - 15:02

Weekly Friends’ Morning: The Four Reminders — Sunday Mornings, 10-11:30am,
in-person at Gateway Taiji or on Zoom* | Meditation, Dharma, Community

All are welcome to our weekly Sunday gathering. Our spring series will be an exploration of the Four Reminders, or the Four Mind-Turning Reflections. The Four Reminders put us in touch with the nature of life in a way that challenges our tendency to take things for granted. These reflections set the foundation for an engaged practice of the Buddha’s...

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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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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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The Jewel in the Lotus: a course on the Bodhisattva Ideal for women+

Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 17:55

The Jewel in the Lotus: a course on the Bodhisattva Ideal for women+

Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 17:55

The Jewel in the Lotus: a course on the Bodhisattva Ideal for women+
Three Sundays: April 3, May 1, June 5; 12:30-3 pm 
In person at Gateway Taiji (Zoom option also available)

The perspective of Mahayana Buddhism is based in the Bodhisattva Ideal, namely the attainment of Buddhahood for the benefit of all beings. In this 3-session Level 2 course we will hear parables from the Lotus Sutra to explore themes from the Bodhisattva Ideal including the arising of the...

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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....