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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

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

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 16 Nov, 2017 - 20:18

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

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center 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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Spiritual Receptivity Retreat With Vessantara (Adhisthana 2017) - Complete Retreat Recordings

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 30 Oct, 2017 - 14:21

In August 2017 at Adhisthana, Vessantara continued his exploration of our mandala of spiritual practice with a second, deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat focused on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the whole of our experience which forms a vital balance to structured practice, and is also the centre of the meditative mandala, where everything culminates in an experience which Sangharakshita describes as ‘existential relaxation’.

In this series of sessions, Vessantara weaves input around guided...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Interview with Vajragupta on Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 19 Oct, 2017 - 09:23

Interview with Vajragupta on Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 19 Oct, 2017 - 09:23

Vajragupta is ordained within the Triratna Buddhist movement, and the author of a couple of our bestsellers. Sailing the Worldly Winds and Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life provide clear introductions and guidance to incorporating meditation and Buddhist practices into daily life. Vajragupta also wrote The Triratna Story, which provides perspectives on the Triratna Buddhist movement from its beginnings in the 1970s to the modern day.

Vajragupta is currently working on two books – Wild Awake, which we will publish...

Chester
Chester

Kindness Mindfulness - Triratna@Chester

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Kindness Mindfulness - Triratna@Chester

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Kind Mind - In Chester, starting 18 October 2017 for 4 weeks, come to as many sessions as you can manage. All welcome.   6.30-8.30pm £8 per session.

Learn meditation and strategies that will help you feel less busy or stressed and noticeably more peaceful and calm in your day-to-day life.

Quaker Meeting House, Union Walk, Frodsham Street, Chester.

email triratna.chester [at] gmail.com

www.triratna-at-chester.org...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Letters from Prison – Free Dharma for Inmates

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 - 13:38

Letters from Prison – Free Dharma for Inmates

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 - 13:38

We’d like to share some moving words from a group of readers we have had for years now. On request, our Publishing Controller Michelle sends free Windhorse Publications books and written replies to prisoners. The gratitude with which they receive them is touching. These books and letters enhance their lives, and in a place where there is a lot of time for reflection, they can find greater self awareness and understanding through the Dharma.

Individuals send letters of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana Retreat - The Talks By Subhuti

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 - 15:17

An outstanding series of talks by Subhuti on the theme of Sadhana during the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana in 2017.

Over the course of six talks he articulates the stages we traverse in the practice of sadhana, which correspond to the stages of the system of practice - Reverence, Solidarity, Wise Attention, The Illumined Image, Dwelling in Reality and Dedication.

Listen to more talks by Subhuti...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

This Sunday: Meditate in the Park!

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 5 Aug, 2017 - 13:30

This Sunday: Meditate in the Park!

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 5 Aug, 2017 - 13:30

Once again, we will hold our Sunday gathering in the fresh air of Goodwin Park. This week we continue our focus on the historical Buddha, as we launch a new Sunday topic: If the Buddha Lived in Portsmouth.

Sunday August 6, 10AM-12:30 PM

Each week we will look at a story about the Buddha’s life and what it says about the kind of person he was. We will also consider the relevance of...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Intro Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 29 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

New Intro Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 29 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

Our next four-week introductory course will be Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter? A Practical Introduction. Join us Thursday evenings, 7-9 PM, July 13-August 3, to start getting acquainted with key Buddhist teachings, including meditation. The Buddha lived more than 2,500 years ago yet is still revered by millions of followers around the world as an exemplar of deep calm and profound kindness.  Learn his story and see how his wisdom can be usefully applied to everyday life.  Dh....

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

This Sunday: Summer & the Good Life

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 16:14

This Sunday: Summer & the Good Life

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 16:14

This Sunday, June 18, 10AM - 12:30 PM, we will conclude our May-June topic, What is the Good Life? Seeing Past Materialism, Inequality & the Cult of Fashion. This has been a meditation-focused  program exploring the Brahma Viharas - four powerful meditation practices that help us cultivate kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. We will meditate together, as always, and then look at how the efforts and the fruits of meditation really do help us bring key aspects of a good...

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