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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

A Buddhist Revolution

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 00:32

A Buddhist Revolution

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center 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

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 4 Oct, 2018 - 20:36

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

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center 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

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 20 Sep, 2018 - 14:09

Opening to Amazement and Joy as a Condition for Insight

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center 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...

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 be...

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.

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