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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Loving Kindness Meditation

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:32

Loving Kindness Meditation

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:32

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. The ‘Metta Bhavana/Cultivation of Loving Kindness’ meditation is a traditional Buddhist meditation 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 be a Buddhist to practice this - this...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Mindfulness with Breathing... March 19th

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:21

Mindfulness with Breathing... March 19th

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:21

Mindfulness with Breathing, a traditional Buddhist meditation practice, will be taught in our next introductory workshop on March 19, 10-1 pm.

Offered by donation, $40-20. All are welcome!

portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Mindfulness%20with%20Breathing) (Contact us for more information) | Register here

Learning this meditation may lead to:
~ a calmer, more focused mind
~ deeper levels of relaxation
~ greater discipline in concentrating the mind
~ decreasing muscular tension
~ building self-confidence
...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course March 2016

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:08

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course March 2016

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:08

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...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sunday Gatherings - February

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 02:42

Sunday Gatherings - February

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 02:42

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.

Feb 7th: no program
Feb 14th: sutra discussion: the last days of the Buddha
Feb 21st: meditation discussion
Feb 28th: social tea and hang out

Sutra discussion...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Sitting Deeply, Being At Ease...

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 18 Jan, 2016 - 20:36

Sitting Deeply, Being At Ease...

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 18 Jan, 2016 - 20:36

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. 

Come and sit with us in...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Anālayo on Compassion and Emptiness

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 11:34

Anālayo on Compassion and Emptiness

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 11:34

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 present Compassion 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...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Meditations, Week Three

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 - 19:53

Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Meditations, Week Three

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 - 19:53

Into 2016 we go! Extending the invitation to meditate with others online and connect on a different level that can help sustain you through the long winter/summer days wherever you are…

Join us for some largely silent practice and the chance to share conversation about meditation afterwards with others…

Tuesday 5th January, 2.30pm EST / 7.30pm UK

How to connect
Add us to your circles on Google + and join the Hangout. We’ll be online 10 minutes before and we’ll sit for about 40 minutes, with an...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Personal Mandalas

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 - 17:00

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.

“Personal Mandalas” is an excerpt from the full talk entitled “Introduction to Mandalas”, given at the Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Vitality and Meaning: Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:07

Vitality and Meaning: Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:07

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?

Feel free to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Friends' Sunday Gatherings

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:04

Friends' Sunday Gatherings

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:04

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...

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