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The Myth of the Path: Our Focus for 2019

Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 20:34

The Myth of the Path: Our Focus for 2019

Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 20:34

Join us this year at PBC as we explore The Myth of the Path

In Buddhism generally, the goal of the path the Buddha unfolded is understood as Enlightenment, Awakening, Nirvana. That high ideal can be deeply inspiring to hear about, and it can seem a bit far off, or even too abstract for us to have a meaningful relationship with it. Sometimes it is the path itself that we connect with in a heartfelt way, as we have the opportunity to walk...

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Suddhayu

The Death of Urgyen Sangharakshita

Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 12:59

The Death of Urgyen Sangharakshita

Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 12:59

Below is an excerpt from a message released from the Order office this morning. Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of Triratna, died this morning. Please visit the memorial space here for remembrances and information: Sangharakshita memorial space

We’ll keep you informed of local events pertaining to his death and memorial. Best wishes to you all,

Suddhayu and the PBC Council

With great sadness we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita today 30 October 2018 at approximately 10.00 a.m. in Hereford Hospital. As informed

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A Buddhist Revolution

Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 00:32

A Buddhist Revolution

Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 00:32

Sunday, October 21st, 9.30am-12pm

In 1956 Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the leader of the Indian Dalits (ex-Untouchables,) converted to Buddhism and started a movement that is transforming Indian society. Although the revival of the Dharma in the Buddha’s homeland is largely unknown outside of India, millions of Indian Buddhists are trying to change their lives by adopting the values and teachings of the Buddha. Their struggle casts light on the nature of the Dharma as a universal path to...

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Candradasa

The Five Things That Make Us Up: A Buddhist View of Being and Experience

Thu, 4 Oct, 2018 - 20:36

The Five Things That Make Us Up: A Buddhist View of Being and Experience

Thu, 4 Oct, 2018 - 20:36

Sundays 9.30am-12pm, October 7- November 11

Here in Portsmouth we’re spending Fall and early Winter exploring Spiritual Receptivity as part of our year-long exploration of what it means to have a rounded approach to the Dharma – and how we might live more in alignment with it. It’s been sweet as an apple to sit each week with our experience, cooling off after the heat of summer. And now it’s time to start to mulch down with the many-colored leaves that have blown our way...

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Hi, I’ve just joined your site, Dec. 1st, would like to know if I could join other Buddhists this weekend at your Marcy St location in Portsmouth? Thanks, -Leo
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Sure, Leo! Be great to see you there. 

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Opening to Amazement and Joy as a Condition for Insight

Thu, 20 Sep, 2018 - 14:09

Opening to Amazement and Joy as a Condition for Insight

Thu, 20 Sep, 2018 - 14:09

Week 4 of Our Fall Series: Being With Ourselves, Knowing Ourselves – How To Hold Our Experience In A Complicated World

Sunday, September 23, 9.30am-12pm
This week we will continue our exploration of Spiritual Receptivity as part of our new season for fall at the PBC. Shraddhavani is our host and guide this week as we approach the whole practice of spiritual openness from a different angle. So often we speak of training our...

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Candradasa

An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation on the Seacoast

Sat, 1 Sep, 2018 - 17:34

An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation on the Seacoast

Sat, 1 Sep, 2018 - 17:34

Wednesdays, September 19th-October 10th, 7-8.30pm 

Have you ever wanted to change your life? Maybe in small ways, maybe in big ones?

Learning or refreshing your acquaintance with the ancient, tried-and-tested techniques of Buddhist meditation is like walking through a portal into change of your own making. A certain magic is there to be found and engaged with - at your own pace, wherever you are starting out from.

Come and join us for a new short fall course of classes...

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Candradasa

Being With Ourselves, Knowing Ourselves: How To Hold Our Experience In A Complicated World

Thu, 30 Aug, 2018 - 00:48

Being With Ourselves, Knowing Ourselves: How To Hold Our Experience In A Complicated World

Thu, 30 Aug, 2018 - 00:48

Sundays, September 2nd through September 30th, 9am-12.30pm

We’re moving into a new season again at the PBC! And this year we’ll be greeting fall and early winter by exploring the 5th aspect of the Triratna System of Practice: the aspect of Spiritual Receptivity.

Over the next 5 weeks we’ll begin our reflections with a series of Sunday community mornings looking at what it means to have and be with our experience of life – and how...

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Candradasa

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

Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 13:53

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

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 be...

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Candradasa

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

Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

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

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

Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 15:08

Dharma Day and Regional Sangha Picnic

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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