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Chester
Chester

Weekly meetings Wednesday 6.30-8.30

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:08

Weekly meetings Wednesday 6.30-8.30

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:08

We are continuing to hold our weekly meetings at the Chester Quaker Meeting House.  The evenings include some discussion, meditation with tea and a chat.  Everyone is welcome.  We’re very friendly so feel free to drop in.

www.triratna-at-chester.org

triratna.chester [at] gmail.com...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Consider Compassion This Sunday

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 17 May, 2017 - 17:01

Consider Compassion This Sunday

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 17 May, 2017 - 17:01

Sunday May 21, 10AM - 12:30 PM
This Sunday, Dh. Rijupatha will lead us as we continue with our topic: What is the Good Life? Seeing Past Materialism, Inequality and the Cult of Fashion.  In this series, we are exploring the Brahma Viharas, or “divine abodes” – meditations practiced by Buddhists the world over to cultivate kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.  This week the focus will be on compassion, the wish that those who suffer may be free from their afflictions. Join...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 03:10

Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 03:10

Join us for our regional sangha celebration April 9th, 10am - 3 pm at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket, NH.

The program will include an exploration of the Six Emphasis of Triratna, a community-wide kindness meditation (metta-bhavana), shared vegetarian potluck lunch, and a celebratory family-style puja in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome. There will be a children’s Dharma arts program in the morning, and all ages are invited to join us in the shrine room for...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Vegan Fashion Venture recently interviewed Ratnaprabha (West London Buddhist Centre) about the relationship between Buddhism, meditation and veganism.

Read the full article and watch the interview on the website. The recording is in English with French subtitles. The script is available in English and in French.

Here is a little extract:

“When I think about Buddhism and veganism, it makes me think first of all about just how crucial from a Buddhist point of view it is to practise non-harming of living beings. It...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

What the Buddha Taught: Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 10 Feb, 2017 - 19:14

What the Buddha Taught: Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 10 Feb, 2017 - 19:14

Join our next four-week introductory course, Thursdays 7-9PM, February 23-March 16. Our topic is What the Buddha Taught: Big Ideas and the Possibility of Real Change in Your Life.  Learn to meditate and become acquainted with the core teachings of Buddhism, which focus on seeing things as they are and on training ourselves to approach life with greater equanimity and kindness toward oursleves and others. Dh. Suddhayu will lead this course.

Registration is free.  Sign up here to ensure a place. Offered...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Four-Week Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 18 Jan, 2017 - 15:24

New Four-Week Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 18 Jan, 2017 - 15:24

Our next four week beginners course starts this week!  

Join us on Thursday evenings 7-9 PM, January 19 - February 9, to learn basic meditations for developing mindfulness and positive emotion and get acquainted with the historical figure who is the inspiration for Buddhist practice the world over.  Siddhartha Gautama, who became the Buddha more than 2,500 years ago, offers a model for approaching the challenges inherent in life and relationships with deep calm and profound kindness – positive qualities we can...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Online Meditations For January 2017 - Contemplating The Way Things Are

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 16:42

Online Meditations For January 2017 - Contemplating The Way Things Are

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 16:42

Updated, January 26th 2017: 

Hi everyone! We’re going to have to shift how we do our weekly meditations now that the new Google+ is harder to avoid. It’s not possible to make events with hangout links as we’re used to doing. 

For tomorrow’s meditation - Friday 27th at 11am EST/4pm UK - we’ll meet on Skype. Connect with user thebuddhistcentre.com then message us and we’ll add you to the call. We’ll work towards something more permanent as soon as possible!

See you for some...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Give the Gift of the Dharma

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 13 Dec, 2016 - 11:24

Give the Gift of the Dharma

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 13 Dec, 2016 - 11:24

This season, awaken and enliven with a good book. Or, give the gift of one of our books or meditation CDs to a friend. Allowing a friend to explore a guided meditation CD or book on Buddhism, meditation or mindfulness can be a wonderful way to support him/her through the season. As stated in the Dhammapada, “The gift of the Dhamma surpasses all gifts.”

The eGift card can be used for any book or CD on our...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Meditation Flash Mob on Election Day

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 22:06

Meditation Flash Mob on Election Day

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 22:06

Join us outside Portsmouth Middle School November 8, for a global, synchronized meditation for peace and mutual respect on election day – 6-7PM.  Organized by Elevate the Vote.  Bring warm clothes, something to sit on, and your device to listen to a live podcast led meditation, to be followed by a half hour of silent meditation. Here’s what Elevate the Vote says about this strictly non-partisan event:

Hundreds of Meditation Events are unifying on November 8th,
US Election Day,...

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