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Who Was The Buddha, What Did He Teach, Why Does It Matter?

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 13:53

Who Was The Buddha, What Did He Teach, Why Does It Matter?

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 13:53

Wednesdays July 11-25, 7-9pm

Our next introductory course will be a short, beautifully weighted series facilitated by Narottama. It will continue each Wednesday through July 25th. Please join us for any or all of these sessions. Treat your heart this month! 

We will be focusing on key teachings and meditation practices passed down through millennia within the Buddhist tradition. Participants will learn everything they need to begin a regular meditation practice or set their existing practice in a deeper context. 

The course will at...

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New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

Posted by Candradasa on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

Posted by Candradasa on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

Sundays, July 8-August 12, 9.30am-12pm.

Gather as usual at PPMTV, we’ll take cushions and chairs and make our way around 9.45am to Prescott Park to meditate by 10. Rain days, we’ll stay inside!

In Spring 2017 we lost our Buddhist Center to a fire. Thanks to the great generosity and hard work of lots of people, the community recovered, deepened and strengthened. And we’ve gone on together since, renewing the Portsmouth sangha in some beautiful ways here in town.

Practising Outside
One of the...

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Dharma Day and Regional Sangha Picnic

Posted by viriyalila on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 15:08

Dharma Day and Regional Sangha Picnic

Posted by viriyalila on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 15:08

July 21, 2018

Dharma Day Program: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sangha Picnic: 1 pm - 4 pm

Join us for an epic Dharma Day puja that will invite us to pay homage to the Dharma as it has arisen through time. The program will be a ritualized journey through the Three Yanas. We’ll begin with stories from the Pali Canon, followed by readings on the Six Paramitas and culminating in meeting the Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas whose mantras we chant to close the sevenfold puja.  

The morning program will be followed by a Regional Sangha...

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Our Regular Sunday Morning Sangha for June 3rd is Cancelled...

Posted by viriyalila on Tue, 29 May, 2018 - 20:45

Our Regular Sunday Morning Sangha for June 3rd is Cancelled...

Posted by viriyalila on Tue, 29 May, 2018 - 20:45

Our regular Sangha Gathering this week, Sunday, June 3, will be cancelled as there will be a memorial service at 11 am that morning for Bodhana, a local Order Member who passed away a few weeks ago. All who knew Bodhana are invited to attend. Written remembrances will be collected and compiled into a memory book. Details on this and the service are available here: 

https://mailchi.mp/aryaloka/you-are-invited-to-a-celebration-of-dh-bodhanas-life?e=ec9bcc1193

We send our condolences to Bodhana’s family and friends. ...

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New Intro Course: Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way

Posted by SarahF on Tue, 15 May, 2018 - 01:12

New Intro Course: Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way

Posted by SarahF on Tue, 15 May, 2018 - 01:12

Wednesdays, June 6-27, 7:00-9:00pm at Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga Studio

Our new 4-week introductory course, led by Dh Narottama, will focus on two basic Buddhist meditation practices passed down through the centuries within the Buddhist tradition. Participants will learn everything they need to begin a regular mediation practice. The journey begins here! 

The course will at the beautiful ‘Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga’ studio at 875 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH map & directions. There is parking in...

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New Intro Course beginning June 6! "Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way"

Posted by SarahF on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 02:50

New Intro Course beginning June 6! "Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way"

Posted by SarahF on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 02:50

The Portsmouth Buddhist Center will be offering a new four-week intro course at Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga studio at 875 Islington Street in Portsmouth on Wednesday evenings, June 6 - June 29 at 7-9 PM. Please look for details and registration next week. 

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New Series! Making it Summer in the Heart: the Buddha’s Way of Kindness, Compassion and Calm

Posted by SarahF on Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 20:19

New Series! Making it Summer in the Heart: the Buddha’s Way of Kindness, Compassion and Calm

Posted by SarahF on Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 20:19

May 6th - June 24th, Sundays 9.30am-12pm “…in shining, glowing, beaming and radiance, the release of mind by universal friendliness far excels and surpasses… all worldly merit.”
This year at Portsmouth Buddhist Center we’re following the seasons as a model for how to move through the different stages of a spiritual life. We’ve embraced the quiet beauties of the winter of things, then woken to spring and the idea of new life for the mind. Now as the days warm and...

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Join Us in Celebration with Bettye Before She Travels for Ordination

Posted by SarahF on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:50

Join Us in Celebration with Bettye Before She Travels for Ordination

Posted by SarahF on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:50

Sunday, April 1, 9.30am-12pm 

This Sunday, April 1st, we will be sending Bettye Pruitt off for her 3-month ordination retreat in the mountains of Spain. All are welcome to join us for meditation, a celebratory puja, and rejoicing in Bettye’s many merits. Viriyalila will be leading with support by the women’s Mitra study group.

Please arrive no later than 10AM if you plan to join us for the morning. Offered by donations: $10-$5 suggested....

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Mitra Ceremonies for Chong & Sarah

Posted by viriyalila on Tue, 27 Mar, 2018 - 15:53

Mitra Ceremonies for Chong & Sarah

Posted by viriyalila on Tue, 27 Mar, 2018 - 15:53

On Saturday, March 24th, the Portsmouth Buddhist Center community came together to support and celebrate the mitra ceremonies of Sarah Flause and Chongson Scotts. Sangha members from Boston, Maine, New Hampshire and New York (well, New Jersey actually!) were among those gathered as well as family and friends of Sarah and Chong.

Thank you to Lona & Maryellen for bringing the flowers, and to Danakamala for creating the shrine. The colors all came together so beautifully! Thank you also to everyone...

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Examination of Energy and Effort this Sunday

Posted by SarahF on Thu, 22 Mar, 2018 - 21:45

Examination of Energy and Effort this Sunday

Posted by SarahF on Thu, 22 Mar, 2018 - 21:45

Examination of Energy and Effort this Sunday

Sunday, March 25, 9:30-12:00pm

This Sunday we continue with our series, Into the Spring: Toward New Life in the Mind. Dh Candradasa will lead meditation and introduce the third of the seven factors of an awakened mind –– Energy and Effort. Join us for discussion about the type of skillful effort that the great Buddhist poet Shantideva described as ‘energy used in the pursuit of good.’

You can enjoy this program either as part of the series or as a stand-alone Dharma...

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