In the first of a series of three podcasts entitled The World is Burning, Ratnaprabha explains why craving is such a fundamental issue for Buddhists, how it relates to both desire and clinging, why it causes us problems, and how to deal with it.
Starting in his teenage years by reading three translations of the Koran, Sangharakshita has long taken an interest in the cultural, philosophical and mystical sides of Islam, and in 1982 he led a seminar on Al-Ghazali’s The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam. In this article, written in July 2018, he reflects on this earlier interest, with further thoughts about contact today between Buddhists and Muslims, post ‘9/11’.
This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: ...
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, NHmap & directions. There is parking in...
By dhivan thomas jones on Sat, 12 May, 2018 - 13:22
We present here a review of a new book exploring common ground between Buddhism and the philosophical tradition of Stoicism:
More Than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age
by Antonia Macaro
Icon Books, London, 2018. £12.99 hb
review by Dhīvan
I met the author of More Than Happiness, Antonia Macaro, at a mindfulness retreat in 2016 led by Ven Anālayo,[i] and then again in November 2017 at a Bodhi College weekend on ‘Philosophy as a Way of Life’. An encouragingly large number of us listened to Stephen...
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.
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...