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New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

Sundays, July 8-August 12, 9.30am-12pm.

Gather as usual at PPMTV, we’ll take cushions and chairs and make our way around 9.45am to Prescott Park to meditate by 10. Rain days, we’ll stay inside!

In Spring 2017 we lost our Buddhist Center to a fire. Thanks to the great generosity and hard work of lots of people, the community recovered, deepened and strengthened. And we’ve gone on together since, renewing the Portsmouth sangha in some beautiful ways here in town.

Practising Outside
One of the...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Kamalashila - The Buddha In Nature (A Talk for Buddhist Action Month 2015)

By Candradasa on Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 18:16

We asked Kamalashila to give a talk for Buddhist Action Month 2015. He responded with this beautifully focussed look at our whole relationship to nature and the elements: how the artificiality in our lives can get in the way of seeing what things are actually like - and what we might do about that in practice!

Kamalashila uses these reflections as a way into evoking a more natural, deeply encouraging perspective, one that allows us to open up to the reality the...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Join Us For An Elemental BAM Meditation!

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2015 - 21:49

Join Us For An Elemental BAM Meditation!

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2015 - 21:49

Following on from last week’s meditation on the Buddha in nature, this Tuesday (16th) we’ll be looking at the elements - earth, water, fire, air - in our experience as we follow the breath…

How to connect 
Join us at 2.30pm EST/ 7.30pm UK via our Google + page (you will need a Google account of some kind and will have to add us to your circles. Click ‘hangouts’ in the event posting on our page each week).

NB. Tuesday...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Tuesday for Buddhist Action Month - On the Elements

By Candradasa on Mon, 15 Jun, 2015 - 21:25

Meditation Tuesday for Buddhist Action Month - On the Elements

By Candradasa on Mon, 15 Jun, 2015 - 21:25

This month we’re exploring themes related to Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) and its central focus on sustainability and caring for others. Following on from last week’s meditation on the Buddha in nature, we’ll be looking at the elements - earth, water, fire, air - in our experience as we follow the breath…

How to connect 
Join us at 2.30pm EST/ 7.30pm UK via our Google + page (you will need a Google account of some kind and will have...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The World Is Unknown

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 16:06
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is titled: “The World Is Unknown,” by Vajragupta. The world is unknown, we cannot possibly know what the world is in itself.

What we call the world is much more a relationship, and it’s all rather mysterious. Exploring Buddhist practices of non-separateness, the elements, change and transformation, Vajragupta beautifully unveils our connection with nature.

From the talk “We Live In a Beautiful World: Buddhism and...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Stupa Emerges in The White Lotus Sutra

By Rijupatha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 17:05
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is titled “The Stupa Emerges in The White Lotus Sutra” by Sangharakshita from the talk “Five Element Symbolism and the Stupa”. In this excerpt, we hear about how the the Stupa of Abundant Treasures in The White Lotus Sutra emerges. Sangharakshita explains the origins of the Buddhist stupa and its connections with the five elements.

Talk given in 1971. This talk is part of the...