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Sutra Sundays! The friend as Hero

By viriyalila on Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 - 15:23

Sutra Sundays! The friend as Hero

By viriyalila on Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 - 15:23

CANCELLED - May 31st Sutra Sunday.

Will reschedule as soon as we can!

On this day retreat we will explore some themes of friendship through a few excerpts from the great Gandavyuha Sutra:  Why is friendship important?  How can we become better friends?  What can we do to make our friendships more meaningful and potent in our lives?  How can friendship help us enrich our lives and the lives of others?

Our next Sutra Sunday will be held on June 28th, 10-1 pm: Engage with...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Triratna Young Buddhists: Getting Radical Worldwide

By viriyalila on Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 - 15:14

Triratna Young Buddhists: Getting Radical Worldwide

By viriyalila on Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 - 15:14

Save the dates! June 6-8th

Come celebrate and explore with other young Buddhists around the globe what it means to follow the Buddha’s Dharma as a cutting-edge personal and communal practice. Change your life, change the world!

More info coming soon! Led by Rijupatha, Candradasa & Lona

Learn more about the Young Buddhist Sangha in Triratna...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Art of Kindness - Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 - 15:05

The Art of Kindness - Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 - 15:05

Introduction to Meditation
May 16, 12 - 3 pm


Are you interested in moving towards greater kindness? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to respond more positively to the people and situations in your life? 

In our ‘Development of Loving Kindness’ (Metta Bhavana) meditation workshop we teach a traditional Buddhist practice aimed at opening up to greater kindness, love, empathy and compassion. You do not need to be a Buddhist to practice this!

Register...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism - Four Week Course

By viriyalila on Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 - 14:55

Introduction to Buddhism - Four Week Course

By viriyalila on Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 - 14:55

Thursday evenings, May 7-28th, 7-9 pm

A practical exploration of the core teachings of the Buddha.

Topics covered will include:

—The life of the Buddha
—The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
—Ethics
—Meditation
—Buddhist visions of Reality

The course runs for four consecutive Thursdays, the 7th through the 28th, 7-9 pm. Suitable for all levels of experience. By donation — ($80-$40 suggested for the four weeks).

Pre-register here on Eventbrite

Questions? Contact us! portsmouth [at]...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Elements of Buddhist Practice — Vision and Transformation

By viriyalila on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 05:59

Elements of Buddhist Practice — Vision and Transformation

By viriyalila on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 05:59

Perhaps you’ve learned to meditate and have an interest in Buddhism. You’ve heard mention of practicing meditation, of practicing Buddhism — but what does this mean? In what ways are meditation and general Buddhist teaching considered practices, and how does it all fit into the greater scheme of modern life? What are the difficulties? What are the benefits? Please join us for a lively and practical exploration of the Noble Eight-fold Path at our Wednesday evening Friends’ Night, 7-9...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sutra Sundays!

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Mar, 2015 - 12:17

Sutra Sundays!

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Mar, 2015 - 12:17

Each of these micro-retreats will focus on a particular sutta or sutra. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with teachings from the Buddha and his disciples throughout history. A great way to explore the richness of the Buddhist tradition and come away with practical advice to vitalize one’s own practice.
 
Sunday May 31, 10-1 pm
Sunday June 28, 10-1 pm

Our usual meditation session from 10-11 am will still be open for...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Recovery Day Retreat: Finding Freedom

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Mar, 2015 - 12:12

Recovery Day Retreat: Finding Freedom

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Mar, 2015 - 12:12

Saturday, April 25th | 10am – 4pm

Come explore recovery from addictions through the lens of Buddhist teachings and practices. This day will be dedicated to meditation, discussion and friendship and is not meant as a substitute for any existing program or therapy of recovery and is open to anyone dealing with addictions in all it’s forms. A vegetarian meal will be offered and the cost of the day is based on donations. Facilitated by Narottama and friends.

Suggested...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Learn to Meditate!

By viriyalila on Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 - 20:42

Learn to Meditate!

By viriyalila on Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 - 20:42

We have two opportunities to learn traditional Buddhist meditations in April. These meditations lead to greater calmness and sensitivity, deeper levels of relaxation, transform negative emotions into positive ones, and help keep all things in perspective. Suitable for all levels of experience. You do not need to be a Buddhist to practice these meditations.

Thursdays, April 9-30th, 7-9 pm - Four Week Meditation Course

In this four-week course you will be introduced to the practice of an ancient Buddhist meditation...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Vasala Sutta: The Discourse on Outcasts, with Rijupatha

By viriyalila on Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 - 20:29

Vasala Sutta: The Discourse on Outcasts, with Rijupatha

By viriyalila on Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 - 20:29

Sutra Sunday! March 29th

Vasala Sutta: The Discourse on Outcasts, with Rijupatha
The True Measure of a Person

The Vasala Sutta (The Discourse on Outcasts) is the source for this Sunday study and discussion with Rijupatha.  In the text, the Buddha is assumed to be a worthless beggar by a Brahmin. With his characteristic kindness, the Buddha offers the Brahmin a deep teaching on how the real worth of a man is not to be found in...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Dhardo Rinpoche on "Preserving Tibetan Culture" at the Portsmouth Library

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 02:23

Dhardo Rinpoche on "Preserving Tibetan Culture" at the Portsmouth Library

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 02:23Dhardo Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and tulku, will give a talk at the Portsmouth Public Library on “Preserving Tibetan Culture” on Friday March 13 at 12:30 PM in the Levenson Room.

He will give a talk on the ITBCI (Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute), a school and orphanage founded by his predecessor, the 13th Dhardo Rinpoche. Providing a basic education to poor Tibetan refugees and preserving the Tibetan language, culture and religion, the ITBCI is located...

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