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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Join us at Aryaloka Buddhist Center for an epic ritual celebration of the Buddha’s Teaching, Saturday, July 13, 1-5 pm.

In the morning, there will be opportunity to participate in one of two art workshops to come together creatively in community: Mantra Chanting with Sunada or Portable Shrine Making with Maryellen, both running from 9-1 pm. We will bridge the day with a shared potluck meal together, from 1-2:30 pm.

Please bring a vegetarian meal to share. Families with kids welcome!

Schedule:

9-1 – ...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Art + Reflection for Buddha Day

By viriyalila on Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:35

Art + Reflection for Buddha Day

By viriyalila on Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:35

We celebrated the Buddha’s Enlightenment this year with the Aryaloka Sangha on their Tuesday Night Friends’ Gathering. To celebrate, we engaged in a practice of Arts and Reflection: Entering the Mountain by meeting in silence while gazing upon the beautiful woodblock prints of Matt Brown, currently on display at ...

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...

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

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) -...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

What Is A Modern Buddhist Community? Starts 15th January 2017

By Candradasa on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 15:55

What Is A Modern Buddhist Community? Starts 15th January 2017

By Candradasa on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 15:55

Sundays, Jan 15-Feb 26
10am-12.30pm

Welcome to the new season of Dharma classes here at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center! For the next 7 Sundays we’ll be looking at a set of qualities we think it’s essential to have present if being part of a Buddhist community is going to make a difference in our lives. 

This week we’ll be exploring what it means to draw inspiration from the whole of the vast, deep, varied Buddhist tradition. Come join us! Meditate, question, and let’s see...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Parking Around Portsmouth Buddhist Center

By shraddhavani on Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 - 14:15

Parking Around Portsmouth Buddhist Center

By shraddhavani on Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 - 14:15

Parking in Portsmouth can be tough, especially on Thursday and Friday evenings. The city of Portsmouth has a website to help you figure it all out, including this convenient map of city parking lots.  In addition, the bank lots near PBC on State St. and Pleasant St. allow parking during off hours.  The free city lot and bank lots on Parrott Ave. and Pleasant St. usually have lots of empty spaces around 10AM on Sunday....

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