By viriyalila on Tue, 18 Nov, 2014 - 21:19This Preparation for the Moment of Death workshop based on the Bardo Thotrol (The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo). In the Tibetan tradition there are six bardos or opportunities to become liberated from habitual tendencies; a to become awake or Enlightened. In this workshop we will explore the bardo of the moment before death by means of meditation, exercises and readings. How can we be with ourselves and how can we be others in the dying process?
By viriyalila on Wed, 22 Oct, 2014 - 14:42Starting November 14th! On our new ‘Recovery Friday’ evening, 7-9 pm, we will explore and practice the Buddha’s teachings to help overcome addictions. Offered for anyone dealing with addiction issues. This is not a substitute for any other program or therapy. This will be a safe, confidential, non judgmental space for us to learn about Buddhist teachings and meditation techniques that can provide an alternate view to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We will use the Eight...
By viriyalila on Tue, 21 Oct, 2014 - 21:08Radical Living - Radical Relationships Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10 - 4 pm Radical living happens everyday. We embrace life and change - and on the Buddha’s Way that’s what sets us free. What does this mean for our relationships - at home, at work? Our family, our romances, our friendships… We’ll be exploring how to bring awareness and kindness to ourselves and others in a way that frees us. Join Viriyalila and Candradasa in this full day workshop to...
By viriyalila on Tue, 21 Oct, 2014 - 14:17Join us on Sunday, November 16th, 10 - 1 pm, for a gathering of our Sangha.
This gathering will be to celebrate and observe Narottama and Viriyagita becoming Mitra Conveners, and Suddhayu becoming Chairman of the Portsmouth Buddhist Center. This is a great development for us as we form a stronger Buddhist community in Portsmouth. As part of the day we’d love to explore with all of you the health of our shared project after more than two years...
By viriyalila on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 21:53All are welcome to join us for our weekly Sangha Night, every Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm. This month we’ll be going deeper in our practice with a focus on meditation, specifically the Brahma Viharas.
We’ll start the month off on October 1st with a led meditation followed by small groups to discuss meditation practice. We will get into the problems, victories, and particular techniques in our practices and utilize our shared experience.
By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 23:31Attend this micro-retreat and explore one of the most engaging figures in Buddhist myth and history. Credited as the founder of Buddhism in Tibet, Padmasambhava’s biography is rich in symbol and archetype. We will focus on a few key stories from his life through meditation, readings, discussion and some simple ritual. Led by Suddhayu.
Nov 22 Padmasambhava, Part II, 9-1 pm
You do not need to have attended part I to come to part II.
By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 23:21Introduction to Meditation - Mindfulness with Breathing Saturday, October 18, 12 - 3 pm
Meditation is really very simple, and it can prove a greatly helpful tool in anyone’s life if they choose to make it a part of what they do. At this workshop participants will learn the ‘Mindfulness with Breathing’ meditation. This is a traditional Buddhist meditation aimed at calming the mind improving one’s ability to focus, choose wisely, and be creative in their conditions. You do...
By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 22:26The new moon of September is a day dedicated to Padmasambhava, a great Buddhist teacher from the 8th century. Join us for an evening of meditation, ritual and readings of sacred texts as we explore the archetype of the tantric guru.
Wednesday, September 24th, 7 - 9 pm Portsmouth Buddhist Center, 84 Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor
By viriyalila on Tue, 9 Sep, 2014 - 17:44The experiences of steady concentration and profound bliss that are cultivated in meditation are accessible to anyone who makes the effort. In this workshop we will look at the factors that constitute what we in the West have come to call “higher consciousness”. We will discuss how to recognize these factors, and how to make a place for them in our lives.
Led by Suddhayu with 20+ years of meditation experience, a most excellent teacher! Offered by donation, $40-20 suggested.
By viriyalila on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 21:55Meditation is really very simple, and it can prove a greatly helpful tool in anyone’s life if they choose to make it a part of what they do. Our next Introductory workshop is on Sunday, September 7, 12-3 pm with Khemavassika. On this workshop participants will learn the ‘Development of Loving Kindness’ (Metta Bhavana) meditation. This is a traditional Buddhist meditation aimed at opening up to greater kindness, love, empathy and compassion. You do not need to be a Buddhist...