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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!

(Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If you can’t see the mute button please enter full screen mode first. In Safari, with playback issues, right click and choose play.)

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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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Program For Fall/Winter 2017 - Out Now!

By Candradasa on Sun, 9 Jul, 2017 - 22:47

*Update*: Please note, our new season of introductory courses on Thursdays will take place at Portsmouth Public Library.

Here’s our new program for Summer/Fall 2017! We’re excited to be back on our feet after the fire, at our new home:

PPMTV, Studio 1
28 Marcy St.
Portsmouth
NH 03801

Find our new space

Support the PBC and help us bring the Dharma to Portsmouth and the Seacoast!

File NameSize
PBC Program Fall-Winter 20171.98 MB
Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Social change in San Francisco

By Munisha on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Social change in San Francisco

By Munisha on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 09:01

Over on Triratna News, there’s an nice video story of an American Buddhist working for social change: Vimalamoksha makes Tiny Homes for those living on the street in San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Triratna News
Triratna News

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

It’s 50 years since San Francisco’s ‘Summer of Love’, and with Buddhist Action Month in full swing across many countries, it’s a great moment to celebrate American Order member Vimalamoksha and his Tiny Homes Project, making innovative small wooden mobile homes for those living on the streets of San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Read more about the Tiny Homes Project.
Watch another video about the Tiny Homes Project.
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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Sounds From Triratna50 At Aryaloka, USA

By shraddhavani on Wed, 12 Apr, 2017 - 17:23

Some great sounds from a day celebrating Triratna at Aryaloka on the north-east coast of the USA. Bettye Pruitt from Portsmouth Buddhist Center interviews Dharmasuri, Chair of Nagaloka, the Triratna Center in Portland, Maine, about her travels in traditional Buddhist countries. Shaun Bartone leads the singing of the song is “I Became Awake” by Canadian folk singer Tony Dekker of the band Great Lake Swimmers. And then we get a longer harmonized chanting...

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