Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:42

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:42

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

Thursday evenings, February 4-25, 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 4th through the 25th February, 7-9 pm. Suitable for all levels of experience. Offered by donation — $80-$40 suggested for the four weeks.

Register on Eventbrite

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Loving Kindness Meditation

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:32

Loving Kindness Meditation

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:32

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. The ‘Metta Bhavana/Cultivation of Loving Kindness’ meditation is a traditional Buddhist meditation 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 be a Buddhist to practice this - this...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Mindfulness with Breathing... March 19th

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:21

Mindfulness with Breathing... March 19th

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:21

Mindfulness with Breathing, a traditional Buddhist meditation practice, will be taught in our next introductory workshop on March 19, 10-1 pm.

Offered by donation, $40-20. All are welcome!

portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Mindfulness%20with%20Breathing) (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 the mind
~ decreasing muscular tension
~ building self-confidence
...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course March 2016

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:08

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course March 2016

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:08

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

Sunday Gatherings - February

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 02:42

Sunday Gatherings - February

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 02:42

All are welcome to our weekly Sunday gathering! Meditation starts at 10 am - simple instruction is given for beginners. After the sit, there is a tea break followed by an activity as listed below. Feel free to just come for the meditation, or the whole program. Offered by donation.

Feb 7th: no program
Feb 14th: sutra discussion: the last days of the Buddha
Feb 21st: meditation discussion
Feb 28th: social tea and hang out

Sutra discussion...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Looking Forward to 2016

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 18 Jan, 2016 - 16:19

Looking Forward to 2016

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 18 Jan, 2016 - 16:19

We at Windhorse Publications are looking forward to some exciting new releases in 2016, including three new books and the first volume of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works.

New Books in 2016

Great Faith, Great Wisdom, to be launched in April, is a beautiful exploration of the imaginative world portrayed in the Pure Land Sutras, a world that is the objectification of the awakened mind. Author Ratnaguna and translator Śraddhāpa take a practical and imaginative approach, and this book is endorsed...

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

From Buddhist economics to a new Dharma politics

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Fri, 15 Jan, 2016 - 10:59

From Buddhist economics to a new Dharma politics

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Fri, 15 Jan, 2016 - 10:59

The following is an important and original combination of a review of Vaddhaka’s book The Buddha on Wall Street, and an article exploring some political implications of Vaddhaka’s Buddhist critique of neo-liberal capitalism.

A review-article of Vaddhaka Linn, The Buddha on Wall Street, Windhorse Publications, Cambridge, 2015

by Manjusiha

Bryan Magee, in Confessions of a Philosopher, says, of Schopenhauer and Hegel, ‘I do not think anything in the whole history of philosophy compares with this invective by one now world-famous philosopher against another’ (1998, p.466). The feud between philosophers...

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Buddhist Women’s Verses

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Sun, 10 Jan, 2016 - 13:51

Buddhist Women’s Verses

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Sun, 10 Jan, 2016 - 13:51

We present below a review by Sarah Clelland of a new translation by Charles Hallisey of the Therīgāthā – verses by female followers of the Buddha, preserved in the Pāli language.

Therigatha: Poems of the First Buddhist Women (Murty Classical Library of India vol.3), translated by Charles Hallisey

Harvard University Press, 2015, 336pp., hardback £22.95

Review by Sarah Clelland

The Murty Classical Library of India is a new multi-volume series of translations of the great literary works of India. This third volume – and the only Buddhist text out...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Vitality and Meaning: Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:07

Vitality and Meaning: Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:07

Vitality and Meaning:  Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

Monday Nights at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center

In this series of engaging discussions, we’ll explore the practice of Buddhist ethics, meditation, and wisdom in relation to various aspects of modern life. How do our modern conditions compare with those at the time of the Buddha, 2500 years ago? How do the principles of Buddhist teaching apply to the particulars of modern life? How can we transform our lives to fully embody our highest ideals?

Feel free to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Friends' Sunday Gatherings

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:04

Friends' Sunday Gatherings

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:04

All are welcome to our weekly Sunday gathering! Meditation starts at 10 am - simple instruction is given for beginners. After the sit, there is a tea break followed by an activity as listed below. Feel free to just come for the meditation, or the whole program. Offered by donation.

Jan 3: an introduction to the tiratna vandana (an ancient Buddhist chant)
Jan 10th: sutra discussion
Jan 17th: meditation discussion
Jan 24th: social tea and...

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