Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Poetry & Beauty in the Sevenfold Puja

By viriyalila on Sat, 14 Nov, 2015 - 04:50

Poetry & Beauty in the Sevenfold Puja

By viriyalila on Sat, 14 Nov, 2015 - 04:50

Join our regular Sunday morning meditation at 10 am, November 15, 2015. Following the meditation, you are invited to stay for the Sunday gathering, starting at 11 am. This week Viriyagita will lead us through a devotional practice, the sevenfold puja.

Come and experience it. You may come and just listen, enjoying it’s poetry and beauty or you can join in fully. There will be copies available of the practice for folks to follow along.This sevenfold puja is being recited all over the...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Triratna in the Context of Contemporary Buddhism

By Rijupatha on Mon, 26 Oct, 2015 - 10:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte begins a last week of topics deriving from our ongoing exploration of the Six Emphases of Triratna in a talk entitled “Triratna in the Context of Contemporary Buddhism”, excerpted from the talk “Sangha in the Context of Contemporary Buddhism”.

Parami delivers an excellent talk that reflects on how Triratna’s approach squares up with that of other traditions, and how we might continue to work on our practice of...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

NEW! Wednesday Meditation

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:54

NEW! Wednesday Meditation

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:54

NEW! Wednesday Meditation, 7:30-8:30 am

Starting October 14th

Begin your Wednesday each week with a group meditation before you go to work or to school or other activities.  Explore the benefits of sitting with others! This meditation will be led and instructor will be available following meditation for instruction or questions. Offered by donation, $10-$5 suggested.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New: Weekly Sunday Gatherings

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:53

New: Weekly Sunday Gatherings

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:53

NEW! Sunday Gatherings, 10-12 pm

Sunday Gatherings — Our regular Sunday program includes meditation followed by a variety of engaging activities such as puja, Dharma talks, themed discussions and sutra exploration. A great way to touch some depth in your practice and enjoy the fellowship of others. Come for the whole program or just the 10am sit. $10-$5 suggested donation.


Oct 11th talk by Suddhayu
Oct 18th puja and social tea
Oct 25th sutta study
Nov 1st themed...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Friends' Night - Now on Mondays!

By viriyalila on Sun, 4 Oct, 2015 - 20:14

Friends' Night - Now on Mondays!

By viriyalila on Sun, 4 Oct, 2015 - 20:14

Friends’ Night will now be held on Mondays, starting October 5th. Come join us for meditation, a lively Dharma discussion and connecting with others. Come to any or all sessions; by donation – $10-$5 suggested.

October
5 The Spiral Path part I – Stepping Away from Suffering
12 The Spiral Path part II – Coursing in Bliss
19 The Spiral Path part III – The Liberation of Heart and Mind
26 The Five Spiritual Faculties part...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Wednesday Morning Meditation

By viriyalila on Wed, 30 Sep, 2015 - 16:24

Wednesday Morning Meditation

By viriyalila on Wed, 30 Sep, 2015 - 16:24

Starting October 14th, new meditation session Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 am
Begin your Wednesday each week with a group meditation before you go to work or to school or other activities.  Explore the benefits of sitting with others. Khemavassika will lead meditation and will be available following meditation for instruction or questions. 

As with most Portsmouth Buddhist Center offerings, this event is by donation, with suggested amount of $5 - 10.

 

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 22:46

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 22:46

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

Thursday evenings, October 8-29, 7-9 pm

A practical exploration of the core teachings of the Buddha. Topics covered will include:

—The life of the Buddha
—The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
—Ethics
—Meditation
—Buddhist visions of Reality

The course runs for four consecutive Thursdays, the 8th through the 29th October, 7-9 pm. Suitable for all levels of experience. Offered by donation — $80-$40 suggested for the four weeks.

Register on Eventbrite

Contact us with questions: portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Intro%20to%20Buddhism%204-week%20course)

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery
November 7, 10-3 pm

It’s natural for us to seek comfort from the pain in our lives. In doing so we often develop strong habits that are largely unconscious and can lead to varying degrees of obsession, compulsion and addiction. This is known in Buddhism as the realm of Hungry Ghosts – where we can never be satisfied even when we are surrounded by enough.

The Buddhist Path offers practical...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 15:37

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 15:37

Our next Introduction to Meditation will be on October 17, 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: Introduction%20to%20Mindfulness%20of%20Breathing) (Contact us for more information) | Register here

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

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

New session

By Billy on Sun, 6 Sep, 2015 - 11:40

New session

By Billy on Sun, 6 Sep, 2015 - 11:40

Our new session begins next week. Here’s what we’ve got lined up:

On Tuesday the 8th we start the eight week “Life with full attention” which starts at 7pm and ends at 9.30pm (£130/£60 inc book). It is apropriate for for all who have some experience of meditation. It is great for mitras and Order members as well.

There is a six week Saturday morning meditation class starting on Saturday the 19th September, 10.30-12.30. (£66/£33)

Our Intro to Buddhism and Meditation courses start on Wednesday 23rd...

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