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The Awakening Heart – how to become a buddha when everything is really hard

Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 19:14

The Awakening Heart – how to become a buddha when everything is really hard

Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 19:14

The Awakening Heart – how to become a buddha when everything is really hard
Sunday mornings, 10-11:30am EDT, beginning May 3, 2020

The Buddha said there would be days like this. Actually, he just said that life was inherently unsatisfying, no matter what the day, because our craving ruins everything! But things are harder for most of us right now, and this has implications for our sense of well-being, and our growth. The happy ending of the Buddha’s teaching is...

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Sit, Simplify, Transform!

Sat, 22 Feb, 2020 - 20:25

Sit, Simplify, Transform!

Sat, 22 Feb, 2020 - 20:25

A five-week course on Monday evenings, 7-8:30pm, beginning March 16th and ending April 13th, 2020.

At PBC we know how hard it can be to find space in a busy life. And with the world going crazy all around us, well, it’s just tough sometimes… So join us this spring and we’ll show you how to sit, simplify your life and let go a little!

Meditation and mindfulness are powerful agents for change in anyone’s life. We’ll learn to turn away from distraction,...

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Yin Yoga

Fri, 31 Jan, 2020 - 17:27

Yin Yoga

Fri, 31 Jan, 2020 - 17:27

An ongoing weekly class beginning Friday February 21st, 2020, 9:15 to 10:30, at our new location at 40 Deer street in Portsmouth, NH!

Yin yoga is a style of yoga where stretches are held for a number of minutes with the intention of creating mild-medium sensation in a target area of the body. The steady stress placed on the target area moves deeper into the muscle tissue, fascia and connective tissue. Brief rests are held in-between poses in order to allow circulation, regeneration...

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Gentle Mindful Yoga

Fri, 31 Jan, 2020 - 16:50

Gentle Mindful Yoga

Fri, 31 Jan, 2020 - 16:50

An ongoing weekly class beginning Wednesday February 19th, 2020, 9:15 to 10:30am, at our new location at 40 Deer street in Portsmouth, NH!


This class will start with a breathing practice or a meditation to help facilitate practitioners to draw their focus inward. Internal sight will continue on into gentle movements with guided focus and intention to listen to the internal rhythms of the body. This class is meant for practitioners of any level trying to bring more attention into...

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Yoga for Meditation | Beginner Series

Sun, 26 Jan, 2020 - 21:32

Yoga for Meditation | Beginner Series

Sun, 26 Jan, 2020 - 21:32

A four-week course on Tuesday evenings, 7–8:30pm, beginning February 25th and completing March 17th. Click Here to Register.


This 4-week Beginner Series will be an introduction to breath and movement with an emphasis on preparing the body for sitting meditation. Back pain, a stiff neck, tight hips and hamstrings are common areas where we hold stress, and can make sitting feel difficult or painful. The ancient practice of yoga was designed to prepare the body to sit and be...

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The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth

Tue, 8 Oct, 2019 - 22:03

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth

Tue, 8 Oct, 2019 - 22:03

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth | an introduction to buddhism and meditation

Three consecutive Thursday evenings, 7-9pm, Nov 7 to Nov 21

Most of the stories about the Buddha take place outside. His Awakening took place beneath a tree, he walked everywhere, and many of his discourses were given beneath a canopy of leaves. In this introductory class, we will explore some of the mythic imagery and nature themes in the Buddha’s story. We will look at how these themes unfold...

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Meditation: Transform Self and World with Stillness and Simplicity

Sun, 18 Aug, 2019 - 19:52

Meditation: Transform Self and World with Stillness and Simplicity

Sun, 18 Aug, 2019 - 19:52

A four week introductory course on Thursday evenings Sept 12 to Oct 3, 7-9pm.

Meditation is not only a way of cultivating internal integration and contentment, it can be taken up as a form of activism that directly counters rampant consumerism. 

It’s easy to feel disheartened and perhaps even powerless in relation to societal difficulties and the effects of climate change. If we’re conscientious, we tend to make changes in our lives that support a more effective social dialogue, and reduce our environmental footprint. These...

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Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Join us at Aryaloka Buddhist Center for an epic ritual celebration of the Buddha’s Teaching, Saturday, July 13, 1-5 pm.

In the morning, there will be opportunity to participate in one of two art workshops to come together creatively in community: Mantra Chanting with Sunada or Portable Shrine Making with Maryellen, both running from 9-1 pm. We will bridge the day with a shared potluck meal together, from 1-2:30 pm.

Please bring a vegetarian meal to share. Families with kids welcome!

Schedule:

9-1 – ...

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Upcoming Mitra Ceremony for Penelope

Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:51

Upcoming Mitra Ceremony for Penelope

Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:51

Portsmouth Buddhist Center is pleased to announce the Mitra Ceremony for Penelope Morrow on June 30, 9:30 am. Penelope has been a steady and inspiring member of our community for many years. As a professor at the University of NH, she arranged to bring hundreds of students to Aryaloka Buddhist Center over several decades. It was when to her delight that she learned Portsmouth Buddhist Center was established just a few blocks from her home that she started attending...

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Art + Reflection for Buddha Day

Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:35

Art + Reflection for Buddha Day

Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:35

We celebrated the Buddha’s Enlightenment this year with the Aryaloka Sangha on their Tuesday Night Friends’ Gathering. To celebrate, we engaged in a practice of Arts and Reflection: Entering the Mountain by meeting in silence while gazing upon the beautiful woodblock prints of Matt Brown, currently on display at ...