It’s harder than it sounds, right? :) And yet we know it’s possible, every day… We might sit more deeply in our experience, we might move towards a greater sense of ease with how we carry ourselves through the world.
Over the next weeks we’ll be continuing our collective practice of simply sitting together, being with each other in meditation around the world, bearing each other in mind and in heart.
Anālayo, professor of Buddhist Studies at the Sri Lanka International Academy in Pallekele, teaches at the Center for Buddhist Studies of the University of Hamburg and researches at the Dharma Drum Buddhist College in Taiwan. He has drawn on his extensive research into early Buddhism to presentCompassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation, our featured title this month. Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, comments, ‘Serious meditation students will benefit...
We continue our opening theme for 2016 on mandalas with today’s FBA Dharmabyte podcast. Jvalamalini offers a gentle and thorough introduction to mandalas, in this excerpt the focus is on our personal lives. What’s central is what is most important to us.
Vitality and Meaning: Practicing Dharma in the Modern World
Monday Nights at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center
In this series of engaging discussions, we’ll explore the practice of Buddhist ethics, meditation, and wisdom in relation to various aspects of modern life. How do our modern conditions compare with those at the time of the Buddha, 2500 years ago? How do the principles of Buddhist teaching apply to the particulars of modern life? How can we transform our lives to fully embody our highest ideals?
All are welcome to our weekly Sunday gathering! Meditation starts at 10 am - simple instruction is given for beginners. After the sit, there is a tea break followed by an activity as listed below. Feel free to just come for the meditation, or the whole program. Offered by donation.
Jan 3: an introduction to the tiratna vandana (an ancient Buddhist chant) Jan 10th: sutra discussion Jan 17th: meditation discussion Jan 24th: social tea and...
Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat - February 6, 10 to 4 pm
On this day retreat we will explore the realms of craving and desire. Through meditation, reflection and discussion we will draw out what these experiences mean to us and how they impact our lives and those around us.
The Buddhist Path offers practical and profound teachings that can help us see the truth of our human predicament and allow us to disentangle ourselves from the cycle of craving. In this workshop,...
Exploring Buddhism and Creativity: Development of Loving-kindness through Creative Endeavors
Day Retreat: Saturday, January 30th, 2016 9 am -4 pm
Have you ever created something and felt a connection to the people and world around you, a sense of generosity, and an experience of “being in the creative flow”? Answered yes or even no but still interested?
We are offering a unique opportunity to directly learn the connection between creativity and spiritual practice. In this exciting, perhaps even life-changing, workshop come explore your creative/spiritual self and...
Meditation is really very simple, and it can prove a greatly helpful tool in anyone’s life if they choose to make it a part of what they do. In this 4-week course, participants will learn the ‘Mindfulness with Breathing’ and ‘Metta Bhavana/Cultivation of Loving Kindness’ meditations. These are traditional Buddhist meditations aimed at calming the mind and improving one’s capacity for kindness for oneself and all living beings. Are you ready to focus, choose wisely, and be creative in your conditions? You do not need to...
Our next Introduction to Meditation will be on January 16, 10-1 pm. Come learn a foundational mindfulness meditation practice that you can build on and deepen for years to come. Offered by donation, $40-20. All are welcome!
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Learning this meditation may lead to: ~ a calmer, more focused mind ~ deeper levels of relaxation ~ greater discipline in concentrating...