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Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Meditations, Week Two

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 17:16

Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Meditations, Week Two

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 17:16

Over the holidays, we’re renewing our invitation to meet with others online, connect with them, meditate in good company, go deeper yourself, 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 28th December, 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...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Retracing our Steps on the Path

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 24 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s writings and poems this month. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “Retracing our Steps on the Path”. Selected from “A Life for the Dharma”, by Sangharakshita, a moving, often beautiful evocation of the great Indian teacher Atisha, whose work had a profound influence on the development of Buddhism in Tibet. Sangharakshita presents Atisha’s life as both a challenge and an inspiration...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Sits Online Through The Holidays

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 23:15

Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Sits Online Through The Holidays

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 23:15

For the next four weeks, to see us through the solstice holiday season and beyond, we’re renewing our invitation to meet with others online, connect with them, meditate in good company, go deeper yourself, and connect on a different level that can help sustain you through the long winter/summer days wherever you are…

Join us for adventures in connectivity and stillness…

Tuesdays 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...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

December Friends' Nights

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 10 Dec, 2015 - 17:28

December Friends' Nights

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 10 Dec, 2015 - 17:28

Our weekly gatherings on Mondays are an opportunity to meditate with others and learn about Buddhism and Buddhist practice. In December we’ll be reading and discussing some favorite stories from the life of the Buddha. The early Buddhist canon is full of rich tales and teachings that are always vital and sometimes quite humorous!

All are welcome – suitable for all levels of experience! By donation, $10-$5 suggested.

Every Monday, 7-9 pm...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

A Person of Integrity

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 01:13

A Person of Integrity

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 01:13

Join our regular Sunday morning meditation at 10 am, December 6, 2015. Following the meditation, you are invited to stay for the Sunday gathering, starting at 11 am. This week Viriyagita will lead us in a Dharma study of the Sappurisa Sutta, A Person of Integrity from the Pali Canon. This beautiful sutta refers to how we talk about each other and has such timeless relevance. Viriyagita has chosen this sutta after being inspired by Nagapriya, a senior Order member, his facilitation...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 19:26

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 19:26

Our next Introduction to Meditation will be on December 12, 10-1 pm. Come to 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!

portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Intro%20to%20Meditation) (Contact us for more information) | Register here

Learning this meditation may lead to:
~ a calmer, more focused mind
~ deeper levels of relaxation
~ greater discipline...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

The Urban Retreat Programme

Posted by Mokshini to The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28 on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 15:58

Here is a copy of the Full Retreat Programme for the  Fourth International Triratna Urban Retreat, 21- 28 Nov 2015

The theme is “Living in the Greater Mandala” - title taken from the book Wisdom beyond Words by Sangharakshita, a commentary on the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha sutra. 

The aim… is to bring an attitude of pure aesthetic appreciation to whatever circumstances that come our way

The Enlightenment of the Buddha was not a cold detached knowledge. He saw with warmth; he saw with feeling; what is more, he

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Poetry & Beauty in the Sevenfold Puja

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 14 Nov, 2015 - 04:50

Poetry & Beauty in the Sevenfold Puja

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 14 Nov, 2015 - 04:50

Join our regular Sunday morning meditation at 10 am, November 15, 2015. Following the meditation, you are invited to stay for the Sunday gathering, starting at 11 am. This week Viriyagita will lead us through a devotional practice, the sevenfold puja.

Come and experience it. You may come and just listen, enjoying it’s poetry and beauty or you can join in fully. There will be copies available of the practice for folks to follow along.This sevenfold puja is being recited all over the...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Loving Kindness Meditation Workshop

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 14:36

Introduction to Loving Kindness Meditation Workshop

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 14:36

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 -...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Imagining a New Sort of Consciousness

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 13:36

Sometimes we can’t imagine an adult consciousness. What you are doing when you sit down to meditate to foster, to reveal to yourself a greater consciousness. Sometimes children have a sense of this greater consciousness, remembering back can help us tap into our aims as meditators. Your child consciousness naturally relates to the world as if it relates to you. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “Imagining a New Sort of Consciousness”, an excerpt...

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