Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Karunadevi

By Candradasa on Thu, 24 May, 2018 - 15:00

…these issues that were very controversial, they didn’t make me want to run away. But they did make me wonder whether I could be a part of the Order.

Karunadevi’s Annals
In 1968 I had recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Iowa with my husband. I was 24 years old, had graduated from Iowa State University in ’66 and was teaching 4th grade. California was a very different culture, especially around San Francisco, and I felt both overwhelmed and enthralled...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Amarapushpa and Chandrasiddhi

By Satyalila on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 15:00

I had been looking for so long.  And then I saw my first woman Order Member. And that was like the ‘fourth sight’… that inspired me to go for refuge.
Amarapushpa

It’s not something that has to do with ideas and concepts… It’s about more practical wholeness, with your heart.
Chandrasiddhi

N.B. Grabación en inglés y español / Recording in English and Spanish

Listen to the whole conversation with Amarapushpa and Chandrasiddhi—and subscribe to the Buddhist Voices podcast for more...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

A Passage to America - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 30 Mar, 2018 - 14:19

A Passage to America - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 30 Mar, 2018 - 14:19

In this piece, written in March 2018, Sangharakshita recalls his first flight to America nearly fifty years ago, on his way to teach a term at Berkeley, with reflections set off by viewing the flight information screen above his window seat.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: ‘A Passage to America’ along with other articles also written by him.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Money, Sex, God, Death and this week America!

By shraddhavani on Thu, 2 Nov, 2017 - 15:38

Money, Sex, God, Death and this week America!

By shraddhavani on Thu, 2 Nov, 2017 - 15:38

Join us this Sunday, 9:30AM-Noon at the historic PPMTV building on Marcy St. as we wrap up our five-part series of conversations about being Buddhist in the world today.  This week we look at our turbulent national context – America, with all its contradictions and challenges.  Following a period of mediation, Dh. Viriyalila will once again frame the conversation and pose some questions for us to explore.  

This is our regular community gathering and all are welcome.  Offered by donation...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Money, Sex, God, Death, America! A New Five-Part Series At PBC

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 22:44

Money, Sex, God, Death, America! A New Five-Part Series At PBC

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 22:44

Sunday October 8th through Sunday November 5th, 9.30am-12pm

Join us over the next 5 Sundays for a new series exploring what we turn to for deep satisfaction in America today. We’ll be meeting as an intentional community, meditating together, and looking with humor, humility and maybe even some grace at how the Buddha’s vision of reality relates to the big themes of this human life, so rich and so complex and, sometimes, so totally confusing!

Weeks 1 & 2 (Sex & Money) hosted by our friends...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

First Meditation And Dedication Of Our New Home!

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Sep, 2017 - 22:10

First Meditation And Dedication Of Our New Home!

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Sep, 2017 - 22:10

Sunday October 1st, 9.30am-12pm
Join us this Sunday for a first meditation and to dedicate our new space in the beautiful and historic Portsmouth Public Media building at 280 Marcy Street in Portsmouth’s South End. Our community gathering will take place at the new time of 9.30am-12pm, downstairs in Studio 1. We’d love to have you come and share your ideas for the future too!

Partnering With PPMTV, Portsmouth Media
After a beautiful summer in the park and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 22:03

Ordinations at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 22:03

We are pleased to announce two ordinations celebrated at Aryaloka Retreat Center in New Hampshire, USA on Sunday 27th August 2017.

Rochelle Gatlin becomes Medhahshri
Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who has the luster of wisdom’
Public preceptor Ashokashri
Private preceptor Karunadevi

Steve Wade becomes Chittavan
Sanskrit/Pali name meaning ‘Intelligent, kind-hearted’
Public preceptor Nagabodhi
Private preceptor Suddhayu

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ordinations Live From The USA!

By Centre Team on Sun, 27 Aug, 2017 - 19:06

Ordinations Live From The USA!

By Centre Team on Sun, 27 Aug, 2017 - 19:06

*Updated* Welcome to the Order, Medhahshri and Chittavan!

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Welcome to New Hampshire, where we are getting the North American Order Convention underway by bringing you live coverage of the ordinations of the beings formerly known as Rochelle Gatlin and Steve Wade.

Both have already been ordained privately and given their...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Public Ordinations, Streaming Live From The USA

By Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 17:19

Public Ordinations, Streaming Live From The USA

By Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 17:19

Watch the archived version here! 

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Join us on Sunday August 27th, and meet two new beings taking a great step into a new life…

2.45pm EST / 7.45pm UK, streaming live here on The Buddhist Centre Online and Facebook Live

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