Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:34

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:34

All in the process of recovery from addiction are welcome to join us for ‘Recovery Friday’ evening, 7-9 pm. We will explore and practice the Buddha’s teachings to help overcome addictions. Offered for anyone dealing with addiction issues. This is not a substitute for any other program or therapy. This will be a safe, confidential, non judgmental space for us to learn about Buddhist teachings and meditation techniques that can provide an alternate view to recovery from addictions of all...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:22

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:22

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat - February 6, 10 to 4 pm

On this day retreat we will explore the realms of craving and desire. Through meditation, reflection and discussion we will draw out what these experiences mean to us and how they impact our lives and those around us.

The Buddhist Path offers practical and profound teachings that can help us see the truth of our human predicament and allow us to disentangle ourselves from the cycle of craving. In this workshop,...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Exploring Buddhism and Creativity: Development of Loving-kindness through Creative Endeavors

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:03

Exploring Buddhism and Creativity: Development of Loving-kindness through Creative Endeavors

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:03

Exploring Buddhism and Creativity: Development of Loving-kindness through Creative Endeavors

Day Retreat: Saturday, January 30th, 2016  9 am -4 pm

Have you ever created something and felt a connection to the people and world around you, a sense of generosity, and an experience of “being in the creative flow”? Answered yes or even no but still interested?

We are offering a unique opportunity to directly learn the connection between creativity and spiritual practice. In this exciting, perhaps even life-changing, workshop come explore your creative/spiritual self and...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:55

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:55

Meditation is really very simple, and it can prove a greatly helpful tool in anyone’s life if they choose to make it a part of what they do. In this 4-week course, participants will learn the ‘Mindfulness with Breathing’ and ‘Metta Bhavana/Cultivation of Loving Kindness’ meditations. These are traditional Buddhist meditations aimed at calming the mind and improving one’s capacity for kindness for oneself and all living beings. Are you ready to focus, choose wisely, and be creative in your conditions? You do not need to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:43

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:43

Our next Introduction to Meditation will be on January 16, 10-1 pm. Come learn a foundational mindfulness meditation practice that you can build on and deepen for years to come. Offered by donation, $40-20. All are welcome!

portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Intro%20to%20Meditation%20-%20January%2016%2C%202016) (Contact us for more information) | Register here

Learning this meditation may lead to:
~ a calmer, more focused mind
~ deeper levels of relaxation
~ greater discipline in concentrating...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

December Friends' Nights

By viriyalila on Thu, 10 Dec, 2015 - 17:28

December Friends' Nights

By viriyalila on Thu, 10 Dec, 2015 - 17:28

Our weekly gatherings on Mondays are an opportunity to meditate with others and learn about Buddhism and Buddhist practice. In December we’ll be reading and discussing some favorite stories from the life of the Buddha. The early Buddhist canon is full of rich tales and teachings that are always vital and sometimes quite humorous!

All are welcome – suitable for all levels of experience! By donation, $10-$5 suggested.

Every Monday, 7-9 pm

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

A Person of Integrity

By viriyalila on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 01:13

A Person of Integrity

By viriyalila on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 01:13

Join our regular Sunday morning meditation at 10 am, December 6, 2015. Following the meditation, you are invited to stay for the Sunday gathering, starting at 11 am. This week Viriyagita will lead us in a Dharma study of the Sappurisa Sutta, A Person of Integrity from the Pali Canon. This beautiful sutta refers to how we talk about each other and has such timeless relevance. Viriyagita has chosen this sutta after being inspired by Nagapriya, a senior Order member, his facilitation...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

By viriyalila on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 19:26

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

By viriyalila on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 19:26

Our next Introduction to Meditation will be on December 12, 10-1 pm. Come to learn a foundational mindfulness meditation practice that you can build on and deepen for years to come. Offered by donation, $40-20. All are welcome!

portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Intro%20to%20Meditation) (Contact us for more information) | Register here

Learning this meditation may lead to:
~ a calmer, more focused mind
~ deeper levels of relaxation
~ greater discipline...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

A New Centre for the Shrewsbury Sangha

By Amaradaya on Wed, 25 Nov, 2015 - 17:51

A New Centre for the Shrewsbury Sangha

By Amaradaya on Wed, 25 Nov, 2015 - 17:51

The long established Shrewsbury Sangha open their own Buddhist Centre and look back on the renovation project.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Buddhism and the Modern World

By Rijupatha on Sat, 14 Nov, 2015 - 11:00

This week’s FBA Podcast features Vajratara in a talk entitled “Buddhism and the Modern World”. Given on a retreat for young women training for Ordination, Vajratara describes the topical issues of the time and asks what the Buddhist response is. The refugee crisis, the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, the effects of neo liberal capitalism and environmental denigration; all point to a change in the way we see each other and the world. We...

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