Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Parinirvana Celebration

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 19:09

Parinirvana Celebration

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 19:09Parinirvana Celebration
February 16, 2014, 10-3 pm

Join us in marking the Buddha’s final passing into Nirvana. There will be time dedicated to remembering those who have passed away, please feel free to bring photos of those close to you who have died. We will be reflecting on life, death and impermanence with readings from the Parinirvana Sutta.

Participants may come to all or part of the day, here’s our schedule:
10:00 am Introduction &...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 19:05

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 19:05Our meditation courses provide a foundation in how to work effectively with your mind, teaching you how to concentrate, become less distracted, calmer and more emotionally positive. In this session we will be learning the Metta Bhavana, or Loving Kindness, meditation.

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana
Sunday March 16, 12 - 3 pm

Led by Narottama, $40-$20 suggested donation.

Register here: portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Register%20for%20Introduction%20to%20Meditation%3AMetta) (portsmouth@thebuddhistcent)portsmouth [at]...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 17:13

Introduction to Buddhism

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 17:13Come learn about the history of the Buddha and his core teachings of pratiya-samutpada, the Noble Eightfold Path, and more. There will be a introduction to meditation as an integral element of Buddhist practice.

Introduction to Buddhism
January 25, 2014, 10-3 pm

Led by Narottama, member of the Triratna Buddhist Order
Offered by donation, $60-$40 suggested
Please register for this event: portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com

For Narottama, from his first retreat at Aryaloka in 1993...
Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Schedule for the New Year

By Centre Team on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 17:03

Meditation Schedule for the New Year

By Centre Team on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 17:03A very happy and peaceful new year to all our online meditators! Thanks for joining us through the past few months for our regular mindfulness and loving kindness meditations - there’s something about sitting together twice a week that really helps!

We’re into our winter break now, and wanted to let you know that we’ll resume on Tuesday January 21st. Our regular meditation times will be Tuesdays at 2.30pm EST/ 7.30pm UK and Thursdays at 11am ...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Bodhisattva Ideal: Winter Program 2014

By viriyalila on Thu, 26 Dec, 2013 - 16:10

The Bodhisattva Ideal: Winter Program 2014

By viriyalila on Thu, 26 Dec, 2013 - 16:10What is a Bodhisattva and how does this concept shape Buddhist practice? This winter we will be exploring the core principles of the Bodhisattva Ideal in an imaginative and pragmatic way. We meet every Wednesday for Sangha Night, 7 - 9 pm for meditation followed by a presentation and discussion. All are welcome, offered by donation, $5-10 suggested.

Sangha Nights, Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm (doors open at 6.45 pm) - Topics for each evening listed below.
We’ve included...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Complete course of 21 meditations for recovery

By Vimalasara on Mon, 9 Dec, 2013 - 07:10
We have posted all 21 meditations for you. Please use them to beneft yourself and or others. Be happy.




Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

A loving kindness meditation

By Vimalasara on Sun, 8 Dec, 2013 - 04:36
‘There are never endings, only separations and new beginnings.’ Separations can be bumpy, and often we move away from the uncomfortable feelings by latching on to an old coping mechanism. Over these past three weeks you have hopefully begun to cultivate some positive coping mechanisms. You can always go back to some of your favourite meditations and listen to them. We give you this final meditation in this series, to set you up on track for your journey that will...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Just sitting with a gong bath

By Vimalasara on Sat, 7 Dec, 2013 - 05:38
Day 21 is a just sitting meditation with a gong bath. This is an opportunity to let go of making a lot of effort and just be with how you are now. In the meditation we sit or lie with a broad awareness. Making as little effort as possible, we allow thoughts, feelings and body sensations to arise and pass by like clouds passing through the sky. As we do that we can allow the sounds of the gong bath...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Help Us Share Eight Step Recovery With the World

By Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57

Help Us Share Eight Step Recovery With the World

By Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57We hope you enjoyed Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves’ 21 Day Meditation for Recovery course. Some of you will be familiar with the expression 7th Tradition; in Buddhism we call this dana, which means ‘generosity’. If you have enjoyed this course, you can help in several ways.

Firstly, you can donate money which will help us spread the teachings of the Buddha and help finance the Eight Step Recovery tours in the United Kingdom and North...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Amtabha mantra

By Vimalasara on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 06:05
Day 20 is the Amitabha mantra. Amitabha is a deep red archetypal Buddha. He is particularly associated with love and loving kindness, and with meditation. When we chant the Amitabha mantra you could imagine feeling connected to a great red sun of love and stillness; to the heartbeat of loving kindness. You could visualize or feel rays of ruby light streaming towards you and filling you with love, easing your suffering and stilling your heart and mind. The mantra is...

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