Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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What Is A Modern Buddhist Community? Starts 15th January 2017

By Candradasa on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 15:55

What Is A Modern Buddhist Community? Starts 15th January 2017

By Candradasa on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 15:55

Sundays, Jan 15-Feb 26
10am-12.30pm

Welcome to the new season of Dharma classes here at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center! For the next 7 Sundays we’ll be looking at a set of qualities we think it’s essential to have present if being part of a Buddhist community is going to make a difference in our lives. 

This week we’ll be exploring what it means to draw inspiration from the whole of the vast, deep, varied Buddhist tradition. Come join us! Meditate, question, and let’s see...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhists On the Refugee Crisis

By Munisha on Sun, 27 Sep, 2015 - 16:41

I’ve been at the European Buddhist Union AGM conference in Berlin representing Triratna this weekend. You can follow our coverage on Instagram and Facebook.

Here I’m talking to Martin Schaurhofer (Austrian Buddhist Society) and Žarko Andrićević (Ch’an, Croatia) about the current refugee crisis - and a Buddhist response.

Here is the EBU’s public statement 

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FBA Podcast: The Ecumenical Emphasis in Triratna

By Centre Team on Sun, 20 Sep, 2015 - 03:20

In this week’s FBA Podcast, Manuvajra discusses critical ecumenicism – one of the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community – with “The Ecumenical Emphasis in Triratna”.

In principle, and in contrast with other approaches to contemporary Buddhism, any approach to the Dharma that conduces to a deepening of spiritual practice is valued in the Triratna context with a critical eye towards what constitutes fundamental Buddhism, and what works in practice.

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Dharmabyte: Finding the Heart of the Dharma Traditions

By Centre Team on Thu, 17 Sep, 2015 - 19:45

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Vishvapani’s usual good-natured and reflective approach is just the thing to expand our look at Ecumenical Buddhism as he examines how Sangharakshita’s initiative in founding Triratna might be viewed in terms of the unity of Buddhism.

Entitled “Finding the Heart of the Dharma Traditions” this excerpt from the talk “Three Jewels Buddhism – Finding the Heart of the Dharma Traditions” continues our exploration of the Six Emphases of Triratna.

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Dharmabyte: Ecumenical Buddhism

By Rijupatha on Mon, 14 Sep, 2015 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte introduces the first of the Six Emphases of Triratna in a talk entitled “Ecumenical Buddhism”. From the talk “The Six Distinctive Emphases of the FWBO, here Sangharakshita explains that unlike many Buddhist lineages, Triratna critically engages with and draws from the depth and breadth of the whole Buddhist tradition.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2002.

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