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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

Sundays, July 8-August 12, 9.30am-12pm.

Gather as usual at PPMTV, we’ll take cushions and chairs and make our way around 9.45am to Prescott Park to meditate by 10. Rain days, we’ll stay inside!

In Spring 2017 we lost our Buddhist Center to a fire. Thanks to the great generosity and hard work of lots of people, the community recovered, deepened and strengthened. And we’ve gone on together since, renewing the Portsmouth sangha in some beautiful ways here in town.

Practising Outside
One of the...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Job opening: Center Caretaker at Aryaloka Buddhist Center

By Shrijnana on Fri, 29 Jun, 2018 - 14:06

Job opening: Center Caretaker at Aryaloka Buddhist Center

By Shrijnana on Fri, 29 Jun, 2018 - 14:06

Aryaloka is a Triratna Center located an hour north of Boston, MA. It is one of Triratna’s largest centers, with an active schedule of classes and retreats and a thriving sangha. We have an immediate opening for  Center Caretaker. This may be either a residential or non-residential position.

Please see our website for position descriptions and application instructions.

http://www.aryaloka.org/get-involved/job-opening-center-caretaker/...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Medicine for the Heart and Mind: A 4-week Course

By shraddhavani on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 15:32

Medicine for the Heart and Mind: A 4-week Course

By shraddhavani on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 15:32

Our next Introduction to Buddhism course will start soon: Medicine for the Heart and Mind - the Buddha’s Teaching as Something That Can Help. Note, this class will take place at a new location and time: Portsmouth Public Library, Hilton Garden Room, Thursday evenings, October 26-November 16, 7-8:30 PM. Register here to ensure a place. 

These are troubling times we live in. Join us in exploring how to develop a sense of kindness toward self and others and how to cultivate equanimity...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Money, Sex, God, Death, America! A New Five-Part Series At PBC

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 22:44

Money, Sex, God, Death, America! A New Five-Part Series At PBC

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 22:44

Sunday October 8th through Sunday November 5th, 9.30am-12pm

Join us over the next 5 Sundays for a new series exploring what we turn to for deep satisfaction in America today. We’ll be meeting as an intentional community, meditating together, and looking with humor, humility and maybe even some grace at how the Buddha’s vision of reality relates to the big themes of this human life, so rich and so complex and, sometimes, so totally confusing!

Weeks 1 & 2 (Sex & Money) hosted by our friends...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

First Meditation And Dedication Of Our New Home!

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Sep, 2017 - 22:10

First Meditation And Dedication Of Our New Home!

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Sep, 2017 - 22:10

Sunday October 1st, 9.30am-12pm
Join us this Sunday for a first meditation and to dedicate our new space in the beautiful and historic Portsmouth Public Media building at 280 Marcy Street in Portsmouth’s South End. Our community gathering will take place at the new time of 9.30am-12pm, downstairs in Studio 1. We’d love to have you come and share your ideas for the future too!

Partnering With PPMTV, Portsmouth Media
After a beautiful summer in the park and...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

This Sunday: With the Buddha in the Park

By Candradasa on Sat, 12 Aug, 2017 - 15:08

This Sunday: With the Buddha in the Park

By Candradasa on Sat, 12 Aug, 2017 - 15:08

We’re back under the trees for our Sunday gathering in Goodwin Park. This week we’re joined by Narottama, who, as part of our ongoing series ‘If the Buddha Lived In Portsmouth’, will be opening up a story from the teachings of the Buddha around how to develop tolerance, friendliness, kindness and consideration - even in tough times!

Sunday August 13, 10AM-12:30 PM

We will provide some mats and cushions; please bring a chair if you need one.  

Goodwin Park is...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

This Sunday: Meditate in the Park!

By shraddhavani on Sat, 5 Aug, 2017 - 13:30

This Sunday: Meditate in the Park!

By shraddhavani on Sat, 5 Aug, 2017 - 13:30

Once again, we will hold our Sunday gathering in the fresh air of Goodwin Park. This week we continue our focus on the historical Buddha, as we launch a new Sunday topic: If the Buddha Lived in Portsmouth.

Sunday August 6, 10AM-12:30 PM

Each week we will look at a story about the Buddha’s life and what it says about the kind of person he was. We will also consider the relevance of...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Program For Fall/Winter 2017 - Out Now!

By Candradasa on Sun, 9 Jul, 2017 - 22:47

*Update*: Please note, our new season of introductory courses on Thursdays will take place at Portsmouth Public Library.

Here’s our new program for Summer/Fall 2017! We’re excited to be back on our feet after the fire, at our new home:

PPMTV, Studio 1
28 Marcy St.
Portsmouth
NH 03801

Find our new space

Support the PBC and help us bring the Dharma to Portsmouth and the Seacoast!...

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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Buddhist Action Month at Aryaloka

By Shrijnana on Thu, 25 May, 2017 - 17:02

Buddhist Action Month at Aryaloka

By Shrijnana on Thu, 25 May, 2017 - 17:02

Bodhisattva activity in the 21st century

Buddhist Action Month (BAM) is a festival of Buddhist social action in many forms. It is an international festival, celebrated by may Triratna centers and other Buddhist groups, and it’s fueled by metta. Metta is the strong intention to create Loving Kindness for all, and it’s embodied in the desire to act for the benefit of the world. Practicing this is at the heart of everything we do in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Let’s turn that intention into action for BAM...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Portsmouth Buddhist Center Program Winter-Spring 2017 - Out Now!

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 23:04

Portsmouth Buddhist Center Program Winter-Spring 2017 - Out Now!

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 23:04

We’re delighted to announce our new program for Winter-Spring 2017 after starting the new year off in such fine fashion with a beautiful Mitra ceremony.

Join us Sunday for the first in our 7-week series: What Is A Modern Buddhist Community?

We have 5 new intro courses (tell your friends!), a brand new practice night on Wednesday evenings (5.45-6.45pm) for anyone who knows how to meditate, our first Seacoast Sangha retreat (March 3-5) -...

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