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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Who Was The Buddha, What Did He Teach, Why Does It Matter?

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 13:53

Who Was The Buddha, What Did He Teach, Why Does It Matter?

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 13:53

Wednesdays July 11-25, 7-9pm

Our next introductory course will be a short, beautifully weighted series facilitated by Narottama. It will continue each Wednesday through July 25th. Please join us for any or all of these sessions. Treat your heart this month! 

We will be focusing on key teachings and meditation practices passed down through millennia within the Buddhist tradition. Participants will learn everything they need to begin a regular meditation practice or set their existing practice in a deeper context. 

The course will at...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Dharma Day and Regional Sangha Picnic

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 15:08

Dharma Day and Regional Sangha Picnic

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 15:08

July 21, 2018

Dharma Day Program: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sangha Picnic: 1 pm - 4 pm

Join us for an epic Dharma Day puja that will invite us to pay homage to the Dharma as it has arisen through time. The program will be a ritualized journey through the Three Yanas. We’ll begin with stories from the Pali Canon, followed by readings on the Six Paramitas and culminating in meeting the Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas whose mantras we chant to close the sevenfold puja.  

The morning program will be followed by a Regional Sangha...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Intro Course: Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 15 May, 2018 - 01:12

New Intro Course: Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 15 May, 2018 - 01:12

Wednesdays, June 6-27, 7:00-9:00pm at Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga Studio

Our new 4-week introductory course, led by Dh Narottama, will focus on two basic Buddhist meditation practices passed down through the centuries within the Buddhist tradition. Participants will learn everything they need to begin a regular mediation practice. The journey begins here! 

The course will at the beautiful ‘Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga’ studio at 875 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH map & directions. There is parking in...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Intro Course beginning June 6! "Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way"

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 02:50

New Intro Course beginning June 6! "Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way"

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 02:50

The Portsmouth Buddhist Center will be offering a new four-week intro course at Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga studio at 875 Islington Street in Portsmouth on Wednesday evenings, June 6 - June 29 at 7-9 PM. Please look for details and registration next week. 

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Join Us in Celebration with Bettye Before She Travels for Ordination

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:50

Join Us in Celebration with Bettye Before She Travels for Ordination

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:50

Sunday, April 1, 9.30am-12pm 

This Sunday, April 1st, we will be sending Bettye Pruitt off for her 3-month ordination retreat in the mountains of Spain. All are welcome to join us for meditation, a celebratory puja, and rejoicing in Bettye’s many merits. Viriyalila will be leading with support by the women’s Mitra study group.

Please arrive no later than 10AM if you plan to join us for the morning. Offered by donations: $10-$5 suggested....

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Examination of Energy and Effort this Sunday

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 22 Mar, 2018 - 21:45

Examination of Energy and Effort this Sunday

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 22 Mar, 2018 - 21:45

Examination of Energy and Effort this Sunday

Sunday, March 25, 9:30-12:00pm

This Sunday we continue with our series, Into the Spring: Toward New Life in the Mind. Dh Candradasa will lead meditation and introduce the third of the seven factors of an awakened mind –– Energy and Effort. Join us for discussion about the type of skillful effort that the great Buddhist poet Shantideva described as ‘energy used in the pursuit of good.’

You can enjoy this program either as part of the series or as a stand-alone Dharma...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Double Mitra Ceremony March 24

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:27

Double Mitra Ceremony March 24

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:27

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

On Saturday, March 24, 4-5:30 PM, Portsmouth Buddhist Center will host a double Mitra ceremony, for Chong Scott and Sarah Flause at Gateway Studio on Islington St. in Portsmouth. We hope  you can join us and help celebrate Chong and Sarah.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Into Spring: Towards New Life in the Mind

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:08

Into Spring: Towards New Life in the Mind

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:08

Our new series: Sundays in March and April, 9.30am-12pm 
Passing from one season to the next, we are reminded of the constancy of change. The freshening and new growth of springtime connects us with the positive, potentially joyous, aspects of this reality. From now through April, as we witness the reawakening of the natural world around us, we will explore seven qualities of an awakened mind:

  • mindfulness 
  • self-reflection 
  • energy 
  • joy 
  • tranquility 
  • clear awareness 
  • equanimity.

Where do we already experience them in our lives and how can we cultivate them...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Ugliness and beauty in our experience of things

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:41

Ugliness and beauty in our experience of things

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:41

Sunday, 9.30am-12pm 
We’re deep into our new series for January and February: Embracing the Winter of Things. The depths of winter create a context for us just to be more fully with our experience, accepting endings and considering new beginnings, allowing new light and color to arise. This week, on Sunday February 18, we’ll start our last two-week topic of contemplation by exploring how we respond to unpleasantness in the conditions shaping our lives. And we will learn to sit with awareness that both ugliness and beauty...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Intro Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:27

New Intro Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:27

Sundays, March 5-18, 1.30-3.30pm at PPMTV

Although the Buddha lived in India more than 2,500 years ago, his teachings on ethics, meditation and wisdom can seem as relevant and powerful as ever in our 21st-century global society. But don’t take our word for it. Come and try it out for yourself. Join Dh. Narottama and other members of the Portsmouth Buddhist Center community and explore some age-old practices for calming the mind and developing a kinder, more generous attitude toward yourself...

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