The Buddhist Centre: buddhism for today
Community Highlights
Free Buddhist Audio

Kiranada - A Year of Silence (with Q & A): Highlighted Talk

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 12 Jun, 2019 - 18:48

Kiranada is an ordained Buddhist, a traveler, a renowned artist in (cruelty-free) silk, a teacher, an author and a Mom. Here she is at the Portsmouth Public Library in June 2019, reading from her book ‘A Year Of Silence’, an account of her year-long silent, solitary retreat in the New Zealand bush.

As one of her last engagements before heading off to Kentucky and Missouri to begin a further 3-year solitary, silent retreat, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear what it...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Sunday Series: The Heart Needs Its Own Blood

By shraddhavani on Fri, 3 May, 2019 - 22:16

New Sunday Series: The Heart Needs Its Own Blood

By shraddhavani on Fri, 3 May, 2019 - 22:16

The Heart Needs Its Own Blood: Inspiration, Desire and Faith in the Dharma Life

New Sunday Program –– April 21 - June 23, 9:30am - 12pm

Continuing our year-long focus on The Myth of the Path, we’ll be waking up this spring with a beautiful new series discovering the lifeblood of our practice. Energy and inspiration for Dharma practice are vital to our health and happiness. Finding our sources of inspiration, maintaining interest and energy, and cultivating our faith and imagination are core...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Mindfulness for Peace: an Introduction to Meditation

By shraddhavani on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 20:03

Mindfulness for Peace: an Introduction to Meditation

By shraddhavani on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 20:03

Four-week course, Thursday evenings 7-9 PM, April 25 - May 16
Portsmouth Public Media building, 280 Marcy Street

What is mindfulness and how does one practice it?

In this four week course we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Mindfulness of Breathing, a meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years, and learn everything they need...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation | core concepts, root experiences

By shraddhavani on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 19:56

Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation | core concepts, root experiences

By shraddhavani on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 19:56

Four-week course, Thursday evenings 7-9 PM, May 30 - June 20
Portsmouth Public Media building, 280 Marcy Street

How do we practice Buddhism in the modern world?

After 2500 years, the Buddha’s teaching is still relevant, radical, practical and fresh. This four week workshop will give participants an introduction to the life and teachings of the Buddha, and all they need to begin their own practice! Basic meditation instruction will be given as well...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Our New Sunday Series to Start 2019 –– Visions of the Path

By shraddhavani on Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 01:10

Our New Sunday Series to Start 2019 –– Visions of the Path

By shraddhavani on Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 01:10

Sundays January 6 - February 10, 9.30am-12pm 

Over the course of 2019 at PBC, we will be exploring the The Myth of the Path from different perspectives, both in our weekly Sunday program and in our week-night courses. 

We begin with a six-week series, Visions of the Path, in which we will hear from various Dharma-farers about their spiritual pathways and approaches to practice. What are the core themes and myths that guide them, and how do those myths inspire and work out in the day-to-day? As...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Myth of the Path: Our Focus for 2019

By shraddhavani on Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 20:34

The Myth of the Path: Our Focus for 2019

By shraddhavani on Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 20:34

Join us this year at PBC as we explore The Myth of the Path

In Buddhism generally, the goal of the path the Buddha unfolded is understood as Enlightenment, Awakening, Nirvana. That high ideal can be deeply inspiring to hear about, and it can seem a bit far off, or even too abstract for us to have a meaningful relationship with it. Sometimes it is the path itself that we connect with in a heartfelt way, as we have the opportunity to walk...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Portsmouth Sangha Saying Farewell to Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 22:15

Portsmouth Sangha Saying Farewell to Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 22:15

The Portsmouth Sangha saying farewell to Sangharakshita: some joyous mantra chanting after a morning looking at how a lifelong commitment to the Dharma changes lives.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

A Buddhist Revolution

By Candradasa on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 00:32

A Buddhist Revolution

By Candradasa on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 00:32

Sunday, October 21st, 9.30am-12pm

In 1956 Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the leader of the Indian Dalits (ex-Untouchables,) converted to Buddhism and started a movement that is transforming Indian society. Although the revival of the Dharma in the Buddha’s homeland is largely unknown outside of India, millions of Indian Buddhists are trying to change their lives by adopting the values and teachings of the Buddha. Their struggle casts light on the nature of the Dharma as a universal path to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Five Things That Make Us Up: A Buddhist View of Being and Experience

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Oct, 2018 - 20:36

The Five Things That Make Us Up: A Buddhist View of Being and Experience

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Oct, 2018 - 20:36

Sundays 9.30am-12pm, October 7- November 11

Here in Portsmouth we’re spending Fall and early Winter exploring Spiritual Receptivity as part of our year-long exploration of what it means to have a rounded approach to the Dharma – and how we might live more in alignment with it. It’s been sweet as an apple to sit each week with our experience, cooling off after the heat of summer. And now it’s time to start to mulch down with the many-colored leaves that have blown our way...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Opening to Amazement and Joy as a Condition for Insight

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Sep, 2018 - 14:09

Opening to Amazement and Joy as a Condition for Insight

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Sep, 2018 - 14:09

Week 4 of Our Fall Series: Being With Ourselves, Knowing Ourselves – How To Hold Our Experience In A Complicated World

Sunday, September 23, 9.30am-12pm
This week we will continue our exploration of Spiritual Receptivity as part of our new season for fall at the PBC. Shraddhavani is our host and guide this week as we approach the whole practice of spiritual openness from a different angle. So often we speak of training our...

Pages