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

Tue, 15 May, 2018 - 01:12

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

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"

Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 02:50

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

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

Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 20:19

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

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

Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:50

Join Us in Celebration with Bettye Before She Travels for Ordination

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

Tue, 27 Mar, 2018 - 15:53

Mitra Ceremonies for Chong & Sarah

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

Thu, 22 Mar, 2018 - 21:45

Examination of Energy and Effort this Sunday

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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Double Mitra Ceremony March 24

Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:27

Double Mitra Ceremony March 24

Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:27

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

On Saturday, March 24, 4-5:30 PM, Portsmouth Buddhist Center will host a double Mitra ceremony, for Chong Scott and Sarah Flause at Gateway Studio on Islington St. in Portsmouth. We hope  you can join us and help celebrate Chong and Sarah.

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Spring Rolls On! March 18

Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:21

Spring Rolls On! March 18

Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:21

Take part in envisioning the future of PBC! Sunday March 18, 11:30-1:30. 

Join us for a lunch of spring rolls and noodles as we explore the character and vision of the PBC community: where have we come from and where are we going? How can we thrive as an effective sangha in the Seacoast community?

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Into Spring: Towards New Life in the Mind

Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:08

Into Spring: Towards New Life in the Mind

Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:08

Our new series: Sundays in March and April, 9.30am-12pm 
Passing from one season to the next, we are reminded of the constancy of change. The freshening and new growth of springtime connects us with the positive, potentially joyous, aspects of this reality. From now through April, as we witness the reawakening of the natural world around us, we will explore seven qualities of an awakened mind:

  • mindfulness 
  • self-reflection 
  • energy 
  • joy 
  • tranquility 
  • clear awareness 
  • equanimity.

Where do we already experience them in our lives and how can we cultivate them...

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Ugliness and beauty in our experience of things

Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:41

Ugliness and beauty in our experience of things

Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:41

Sunday, 9.30am-12pm 
We’re deep into our new series for January and February: Embracing the Winter of Things. The depths of winter create a context for us just to be more fully with our experience, accepting endings and considering new beginnings, allowing new light and color to arise. This week, on Sunday February 18, we’ll start our last two-week topic of contemplation by exploring how we respond to unpleasantness in the conditions shaping our lives. And we will learn to sit with awareness that both ugliness and beauty...

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