By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 16:53Celebrating Dhardo Rimpoche Led by Viriyagita January 19, 2014, 11:30-4 pm
Join Viriyagita for a devotional day retreat celebrating Dhardo Rimpoche, one of the eight spiritual teachers of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Dhardo was considered by Sangharakshita and many others to be a living Bodhisattva, one who strives for Enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. Many people involved in the Triratna Buddhist Community feel a special connection to him and some have...
By viriyalila on Thu, 26 Dec, 2013 - 16:10What is a Bodhisattva and how does this concept shape Buddhist practice? This winter we will be exploring the core principles of the Bodhisattva Ideal in an imaginative and pragmatic way. We meet every Wednesday for Sangha Night, 7 - 9 pm for meditation followed by a presentation and discussion. All are welcome, offered by donation, $5-10 suggested.
Sangha Nights, Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm (doors open at 6.45 pm) - Topics for each evening listed below. We’ve included...
By viriyalila on Sat, 30 Nov, 2013 - 20:33Cancelled/Postponed
Meditation becomes more effective and transformative when we give ourselves time to engage with and enjoy our practice. This morning will include helpful instruction for taking your practice deeper, based on your needs. For those familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana practices. Led by Suddhayu.
Saturday December 14, 9 - 1 pm
Please portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Register%20for%20Dec%2014th%20Meditation%20workshop) (contact us) to register, offered by donation, $25-40...
By viriyalila on Sat, 30 Nov, 2013 - 16:38December Sangha Nights at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center will bring us deeper into the practice of meditation. Come experience the transformative possibilities that meditation brings.
Sangha Nights, Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm
Dec 4 Overcoming Difficulties in Meditation Dec 11 What is Higher Consciousness? Dec 18 Meditation Practice Evening Dec 25 - No Sangha Gathering
Doors open at 6.45, meditation begins at 7 followed by Dharma presentation and discussion. All are welcome. Meditation support...
By viriyalila on Wed, 27 Nov, 2013 - 15:41Join us tonight for Sangha Night for our last in the series of Reflections on Faith, Kindness, and Gratitude. Gratitude is an integral quality of mindfulness and kindness. Our discussion tonight will focus on how gratitude can be approached as a practice, enriching our lives and the lives of those around us.
Wednesday, November 27, 7-9 pm - Doors open at 6.45, meditation begins at 7 followed by Dharma presentation and discussion. All are welcome. Meditation support provided...
By viriyalila on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 02:20Our local newspaper, The Wire, published a thought-provoking article on the rise of Buddhism in the Seacoast, titled In The Here Now: The Seacoast Buddhist Community Grows. Suddhayu was interviewed, as as well Amala from Aryaloka. Thank you to the folks at The Wire for producing such a good piece!
By viriyalila on Wed, 19 Dec, 2012 - 00:11A wonderful opportunity to come together to sit in silence for meditation. Anyone is welcome to join us, although no meditation instruction is provided during this session. Every Sunday, 10 - 11 am.
Please arrive by 9.55 as meditation will begin promptly at 10 am. Offered by donation, $3-5 suggested. portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (Contact us) to learn more about the practices we teach and upcoming introductory workshops.
By viriyalila on Tue, 18 Dec, 2012 - 23:33This Wednesday, December 19th for our Sangha Night, 7 - 9 pm, we will be offering an evening of Silent Meditation as we approach the longest night of the calendar. Join us for an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice. Enjoy time to sit quietly with like-minded people to cultivate some peace before the holidays!
A reminder that we will not be meeting for Sangha Night on December 26th.
By viriyalila on Tue, 11 Dec, 2012 - 15:31It’s hard to believe we are nearly half-way through the month of December, a notoriously busy time of year for so many. We invite you to make some nourishing time for yourself this week.
On Wednesday, December 12, 12.30 - 1.30 pm, Laoshi Jon Jin continues with his lunch time Tai Chi Series.
Then later that evening, also on Wednesday, from 7 - 9 pm, we’ll be gathering for our weekly Sangha...
By viriyalila on Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 - 23:25Have you ever wondered what would happen if you meditated for a longer period than what you’re accustomed to? This is a great opportunity to find out! Meditation practice deepens and becomes more pleasurable when given the time and space to do so. We will have three meditation sessions with breaks in between, as well as a discussion session to explore issues in meditation.
Meditation Immersion, Saturday, December 8th, 9 - 1 pm, led by Dharmachari Suddhayu