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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Mindfulness for Peace: an Introduction to Meditation

By shraddhavani on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 20:03

Mindfulness for Peace: an Introduction to Meditation

By shraddhavani on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 20:03

Four-week course, Thursday evenings 7-9 PM, April 25 - May 16
Portsmouth Public Media building, 280 Marcy Street

What is mindfulness and how does one practice it?

In this four week course we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Mindfulness of Breathing, a meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years, and learn everything they need...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation | core concepts, root experiences

By shraddhavani on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 19:56

Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation | core concepts, root experiences

By shraddhavani on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 19:56

Four-week course, Thursday evenings 7-9 PM, May 30 - June 20
Portsmouth Public Media building, 280 Marcy Street

How do we practice Buddhism in the modern world?

After 2500 years, the Buddha’s teaching is still relevant, radical, practical and fresh. This four week workshop will give participants an introduction to the life and teachings of the Buddha, and all they need to begin their own practice! Basic meditation instruction will be given as well...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Who Was The Buddha, What Did He Teach, Why Does It Matter?

By Candradasa on Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 13:53

Who Was The Buddha, What Did He Teach, Why Does It Matter?

By Candradasa on Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 13:53

Wednesdays July 11-25, 7-9pm

Our next introductory course will be a short, beautifully weighted series facilitated by Narottama. It will continue each Wednesday through July 25th. Please join us for any or all of these sessions. Treat your heart this month! 

We will be focusing on key teachings and meditation practices passed down through millennia within the Buddhist tradition. Participants will learn everything they need to begin a regular meditation practice or set their existing practice in a deeper context. 

The course will be...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Intro Course: Get To Know Your Mind with Buddhism & Meditation

By shraddhavani on Thu, 16 Nov, 2017 - 20:18

Intro Course: Get To Know Your Mind with Buddhism & Meditation

By shraddhavani on Thu, 16 Nov, 2017 - 20:18

Our next four-week introductory course will focus on meditation within a Buddhist framework. Dh. Suddhayu will teach two traditional meditations, mindfulness of breathing and cultivation of loving kindness, placing them in the context of the Buddha’s teaching. Together these practices and teachings hold the key to shifting our minds toward greater capacity to dwell in the present and a larger field of kindness towards ourselves and others. 

Register here to ensure a place. Please note, this class will take place at...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Ritual & Devotion - introductory six week course by Vajrapriya

By mokshini on Mon, 28 Nov, 2016 - 12:55

A six week course introducing puja and devotion, written by Vajrapriya, Cambridge

This course is part of a longer (six module) “Buddhism Two” Course ; it is 5th of the 6th courses. 

Overview

  • Who/what do Buddhists worship? Commitment to a path of personal development
  • The practice of openness, disclosure and confession
  • The importance of developing positive emotion
  • Receptivity: turning towards what is deepest in ourselves and the universe
  • The ‘awakening heart’ (bodhicitta)
  • The Heart Sutra: the essence of emptiness. Chanting, and the use of mantras
  • ...
Oxford Buddhist Centre - Buddhism and Meditation in Oxford
Oxford Buddhist Centre - Buddhism and Meditation in Oxford

Introductory Course

By Padmakumara on Tue, 4 Nov, 2014 - 11:13

Introductory Course

By Padmakumara on Tue, 4 Nov, 2014 - 11:13A Taste of Freedom

This three-week taster course is a great opportunity to dip your toe into the vast and inspiring world of Buddhism and Meditation.
Who was the Buddha? What’s Buddhism all about?
How do we realise the Buddha’s vision for humanity together, here and now?
How can I use meditation to develop clarity of awareness and freedom of heart?
Come along and find out.
No prior knowledge or expertise is needed, just a willingness to test everything...