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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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Simplify To Sustain ::: Family

By viriyalila on Tue, 14 Jul, 2015 - 19:59

Simplify To Sustain ::: Family

By viriyalila on Tue, 14 Jul, 2015 - 19:59

Simplify To Sustain: The Radical Buddhist Approach to Living Happy in Post-Plenty America ::: Family

Friends’ Night | Wednesday, July 15, 7-9 pm

Family relationships, for most of us, are amongst the most important and enduring of our lives - for better or worse! This week we’ll be continuing our look at how to move towards a happy, simple, and sustainable way to live by considering family in a surprising light - that of being alone.

It may seem odd at first, but if we know how...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week Course

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 21:59

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week Course

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 21:59

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. In this 4-week course, participants will learn the ‘Mindfulness with Breathing’ and ‘Metta Bhavana/Cultivation of Loving Kindness’ meditations. These are traditional Buddhist meditations aimed at calming the mind and improving one’s capacity for kindness for oneself and all living beings. Are you ready to focus, choose wisely, and be creative in your conditions? You do not need to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 21:34

Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 21:34

Learn to meditate! Saturday, July 18, 10-1 pm 

Come and learn a foundational mindfulness meditation practice that you can build on and deepen for years to come. Offered by donation, $40-20.

When you learn to meditate with us, we offer guidance in:

• finding an alert and comfortable meditation posture

• body awareness

• how to work with the mind in meditation

• how to maintain a regular and effective practice

• how to maintain mindfulness off the cushion

• how to cultivate higher states of consciousness

Register...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Pathways to the Sublime: Exploring New Territories in Meditation

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 20:48

Pathways to the Sublime: Exploring New Territories in Meditation

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 20:48

If we’re not careful, our meditation practice can plateau, or we might even develop some bad habits in how we approach meditation. The stories of great masters who moved through the dhyanas like fish in water can seem like distant faerie tales. But for many of us, some extra time on the mat coupled with a fresh look at what our minds tend to do when meditating, can lead us to new and inspiring vistas.

August 16th, 10 - 1 pm with Suddhayu

During...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Dharma Day Celebration

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 20:42

Dharma Day Celebration

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 20:42

For our Friends’ Night on July 1st we will be marking what is fondly known as Dharma Day in the Buddhist world: A celebration of the Buddha’s teaching held on the full moon of July.

Soon after his Enlightenment the Buddha rose from where he had been sitting, went to find his former disciples and shared his experience with them. This event, which happened at a place called Sarnath in northern India, might be called the start of the Buddhist religion and it is...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Simplify To Sustain - The Radical Buddhist Approach to Living Happy in Post-Plenty America

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 20:19

Simplify To Sustain - The Radical Buddhist Approach to Living Happy in Post-Plenty America

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 20:19

Summer Friends’ Night Series at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Since 2008 and the financial crash, many people have found themselves wondering how and if the values they hold can be reflected in key areas of their lives: home, family, friendship, work, civic responsibility, consumption. Over these six weeks of summer we’ll be looking to an ancient but deeply relevant source for some pointers about how we might both live a simpler life and restore our personal and collective sense of practical values...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sutra Sunday! The Kucchivikara-vatthu Sutra

By viriyalila on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 19:11

Sutra Sunday! The Kucchivikara-vatthu Sutra

By viriyalila on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 19:11

Join Viriyagita on Sunday, June 28 10-1 pm, for our next Sutra Sunday on The Kucchivikara-vatthu Sutra

You may have already heard this story about the monk with dysentery, but there is more. The Buddha also tells us how we can learn to live in love within the reality of the Four Sights - sickness, old age , death, and the spiritual life. We will read the text and we will watch a very moving talk by a woman from the Manchester Buddhist Centre...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Special Visit from Kamalashila: Mindfulness in Action

By viriyalila on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 18:55

Special Visit from Kamalashila: Mindfulness in Action

By viriyalila on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 18:55

A reminder that our usual Wednesday night gathering will not be happening this week — Instead, please join us Tuesday evening June 9th at 7pm for a special evening with visiting Dharmachari Kamalashila. Kamalashila is a senior member of the Triratna Buddhist Order with many years of teaching experience, particularly in the realm of meditation practice. He’ll be speaking on the topic of “mindfulness in action.” By donation.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Fri, 29 May, 2015 - 14:33

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Fri, 29 May, 2015 - 14:33

Saturday, June 20, 10-1 pm - Day Workshop introducing Mindfulness of Breathing

Come and learn a foundational mindfulness meditation practice that you can build on and deepen for years to come. Offered by donation, $40-20.

When you learn to meditate with us, we offer instruction in:

• finding an alert and comfortable meditation posture

• body awareness

• how to work with the mind in meditation

• how to maintain a regular and effective practice

• how to maintain mindfulness off the cushion

• higher states of consciousness

Register for this workshop

Contact us for more information: portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Parami - Six Emphases In Triratna's Approach To Buddhism

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 May, 2015 - 14:57

Parami - Six Emphases In Triratna's Approach To Buddhism

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 May, 2015 - 14:57

Join us for a special evening with Parami, one of the seniormost Order members in the Triratna Buddhist Community. She’ll be talking about the six distinctive ways our community approaches the ancient teaching of the Buddha as we work together to translate it for anyone living in today’s world. 

Parami is a wise and humorous teacher, devoted and irreverent, extrovert and thoughtful - a unique and inspiring guide with a lovely Scottish accent! Parami has a...

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