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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Going Deeper in Meditation - Understanding Tranquility and Integration

By shraddhavani on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:46

Going Deeper in Meditation - Understanding Tranquility and Integration

By shraddhavani on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:46

Monday evenings, 7 - 9 PM, February 18 - March 18

In Buddhism we are fortunate to inherit a tradition that has developed a beautiful language of ideas and symbols to communicate about meditation and higher consciousness. In this course we’ll be learning the basics of that language, and how to identify and cultivate the factors that lead to clarity and bliss.

This course is for people who have some experience of regular practice with either the Mindfulness of Breathing or...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Course for 2019 - Mindfulness 360

By shraddhavani on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:33

New Course for 2019 - Mindfulness 360

By shraddhavani on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:33

Monday evenings, 7 - 9 PM, January 14 - February 4 

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 to begin a regular and effective meditation practice. Suitable for complete beginners, or...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Follow up on the International Practice Week

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 Sep, 2018 - 06:00

Follow up on the International Practice Week

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 Sep, 2018 - 06:00

The International Practice Week is drawing to a close! 

Don’t forget that you can continue to watch or listen to the talks at a later stage. Yashobodhi has provided this helpful resource with the Seven Point Mind Turning, and the 59 lojong slogans which you can consult again to remind you.  You can also consult our guide for ideas around ritually marking the end of the week.

Watch all Yashobodhi’s talks...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Day 4: Join an Online Meditation Session!

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 24 Sep, 2018 - 19:47

Day 4: Join an Online Meditation Session!

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 24 Sep, 2018 - 19:47

As part of the International Practice Week - our online urban retreat - there is a precious opportunity to join an online meditation session on Tuesday 25th September!

The session will begin at 2:30 ET / 7:30 UK. 

Find this event on Google Hangout

Some experience with basic meditation is helpful, but not necessary.

If you enjoy this online meditation, please consider making a gift to support our work at https://thebuddhistcentre.com/giving!

If you have any comments or questions about this...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Welcome to the International Practice Week!

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 22 Sep, 2018 - 06:00

Welcome to the International Practice Week!

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 22 Sep, 2018 - 06:00

Welcome to day 1 of the International Practice Week!

The theme is ‘Turning Arrows into Flowers’, inspired by the story of the Buddha, while under siege from all the forces Mara could muster, who simply turns the arrows hurled at him into flowers.  

The International Practice Week is an opportunity for Triratna worldwide to explore this theme in an urban retreat context either in a local Sangha or online.  Yashobodhi will be leading us through an exploration of the Seven-Point Mind Turning...

Triratna News
Triratna News

International Practice Week starts this Weekend

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 19 Sep, 2018 - 18:09

International Practice Week starts this Weekend

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 19 Sep, 2018 - 18:09

The International Practice Week starts this Saturday 22nd September! The theme for the week is ‘turning arrows into flowers’ - exploring how to transform reactivity into creativity.

Yashobodhi from the West London Buddhist Centre has recorded a series of talks specifically for the International Practice Week exploring the Seven-Point Mind Turning Reflections.

Watch all Yashobodhi’s talks for International Practice Week

Listen to the audio recordings of the series

You can join in online (as...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation on the Seacoast

By Candradasa on Sat, 1 Sep, 2018 - 17:34

An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation on the Seacoast

By Candradasa on Sat, 1 Sep, 2018 - 17:34

Wednesdays, September 19th-October 10th, 7-8.30pm 

Have you ever wanted to change your life? Maybe in small ways, maybe in big ones?

Learning or refreshing your acquaintance with the ancient, tried-and-tested techniques of Buddhist meditation is like walking through a portal into change of your own making. A certain magic is there to be found and engaged with - at your own pace, wherever you are starting out from.

Come and join us for a new short fall course of classes...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Windhorse Publications Releases 'Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide'

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 14:56

Windhorse Publications Releases 'Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide'

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 14:56

Windhorse Publications have now released Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide by Buddhist meditator, scholar, and award-winning author, Bhikkhu Anālayo. 

Following on from his two best-selling books, Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Insight and Perspectives on Satipatthana, in this book, Anālayo provides inspiration and guidance to all meditators, of any tradition and any level of experience. Each of the twenty-four chapters concludes with suggestions to support meditative practice.

An eminently pragmatic discussion of how to put these teachings into practice. Anālayo has developed a simple and straightforward

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Story-Telling Project for Mexican Children

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 18:29

Story-Telling Project for Mexican Children

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 18:29

Olga Rosenberg and Blanca García are two Mitras from Cuernavaca who have been running a project for underprivileged Mexican children and telling them stories as well as introducing meditation.

Earthquake in Cuernavaca
In September 2017 an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale struck in Mexico, with its epicentre in Cuernavaca. This devastated the local community, with houses being damaged and schools destroyed. It had a particularly destructive impact on lower income families.

Olga and Blanca,...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The Spiritual Community Beyond Borders

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:10

The Spiritual Community Beyond Borders

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:10

As the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention in Valencia draws nearer, three ‘Young Buddhists’ from Valencia share a bit about their inspiration to practice the Dharma and how they have benefitted.

Estela:

“Last year I attended the meeting of Young Buddhists in Berlin. It was an incredible experience! I met young people from other countries, and it surprised me that we could connect really well despite cultural differences.

The atmosphere was very nice, open and fun. We had really...

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