Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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An Invitation from Patience to Her Mitra Ceremony

By Candradasa on Wed, 20 Jul, 2016 - 23:38

An Invitation from Patience to Her Mitra Ceremony

By Candradasa on Wed, 20 Jul, 2016 - 23:38

You are cordially invited to Patience’s Mitra Ceremony (July 24th, 10am-12pm)…
Our friend Patience has decided to become a Mitra (= friend) in our community - and she’d love you to come celebrate with her! So much so, she made a series of art pieces to invite you! 

It’s a great occasion to celebrate in the life of our community, and to witness someone’s heartfelt decision to take a step of genuine commitment on her spiritual path. Let’s give...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Community Morning - Soaring, Resonating

By Candradasa on Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 20:38

Community Morning - Soaring, Resonating

By Candradasa on Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 20:38

This week we’ll be continuing our exploration of the role of imagination in Dharma practice - using the Brahma Viharas series of meditations as a basis for looking at how we respond to whatever arises via the mind and the five senses through the course of our days.

Mudita (‘sympathetic joy’) is an attitude to others we can cultivate anytime. The quality we’re looking for can be rendered as a “joyful resonance”. The image is of the lark ascending, the...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 14:24

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 14:24

Isn’t the world a complicated place? It’s not always easy to know what to do about it. As we continue our series looking at imagination as a key aspect of practice, let’s get together this Sunday morning and spend some time in each other’s good company exploring compassion as a profound act of creativity. We’ll practice the karuna bhavana and look at how positive empathy can change both our own experience and the world around us.

Meet at the ...

Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

The Stupa... Built!

By viriyalila on Sun, 24 Aug, 2014 - 18:17

The Stupa... Built!

By viriyalila on Sun, 24 Aug, 2014 - 18:17
We are so pleased to share these photos of the stupa. The builders have gone home but Sonam will be back soon with the crest which is on it’s way from the creators.
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Stupa Update: Lion Throne Completed

By viriyalila on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:01

Stupa Update: Lion Throne Completed

By viriyalila on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:01The Dhardo Rinpoche stupa at Aryaloka is rapidly taking shape. The base, or “lion throne” portion of the stupa was completed on Monday. Into it we placed a large sealed urn or vase, with contents representing things of samsara:

An old police service revolver and ammunition

A knife

Some coral

Gold chains

Silver and amber items

Dirt from the homes of wealthy people

Fur from horses and alpaca

A...
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

July 17 Stupa Progress

By Shrijnana on Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 23:33

July 17 Stupa Progress

By Shrijnana on Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 23:33
And the stupa emerges…
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Day 3

By Shrijnana on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 03:01

Day 3

By Shrijnana on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 03:01The stupa is taking shape! The outline of the base is completed.
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

How will a Stupa Impact Aryaloka?

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:44

How will a Stupa Impact Aryaloka?

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:44

Repost from 16/05/2014

In many of her talks about the Aryaloka stupa project, Viriyagita, has shared a video about the building and dedication of the stupa at the New Zealand retreat center, Sudarshanaloka, I think this must be the most dramatically situated of the four existing Dhardo Rinpoche stupas at Triratna centers around the world, and I found the video to be quite inspiring. However, it left me curious about how the building of a stupa...

Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Stupa Celebration & Dinner

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:28

Stupa Celebration & Dinner

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:28Repost from 15/4/2014

Join the regional sangha for a scrumptious fundraising dinner at Aryaloka Buddhist Center on April 18th at 6:00 p.m. The menu includes a hearty soup to warm the winter chill, lovingly-created bread, salad, and cake for dessert to add a touch of sweetness. All this in addition to joyful sangha friends to break bread with!

There will be a presentation about the Stupa Project as part of the evening, and the dinner will be followed...
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Pioneering the Stupa Project

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:13

Pioneering the Stupa Project

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:13Repost from 24/03/2014

On March 19th, Viriyagita, Shantikirika and Portsmouth NH mitra Bettye Pruitt joined the sangha of Nagaloka in Portland, ME, to share information about the project to build a stupa dedicated to Dhardo Rimpoche at Aryaloka in Newmarket, NH. The main theme of Viriyagita’s presentation was the importance of Dhardo Rimpoche to the Triratna community. She pointed out that there are currently four Triratna stupas containing ashes of the late Dhardo: at...

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