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Stupa Dedication Ceremony - This Sunday!

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 02:18

Stupa Dedication Ceremony - This Sunday!

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 02:18
On Sunday, March 8th, Dhardo Rinpoche will lead a Stupa Dedication ceremony at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 11 am (please arrive by 10:50 am). As there is limited parking due to all the snow, there will be a couple of shuttle vans from Newmarket Elementary School from 10 am - 10:45 am, 243 S Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857.

Here are more details from Shrijnana:

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Dear Friends, Mitras, and Order members,

We are...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sutra Sunday - March 1st

By viriyalila on Tue, 10 Feb, 2015 - 00:37

Sutra Sunday - March 1st

By viriyalila on Tue, 10 Feb, 2015 - 00:37March 1, 10 - 1 pm
For Heroic Spirits Intended!

Recitation, Study and Reflection on one of the most profound Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. The Ratnaguna-Samcayagatha. Join Viriyagita from 10-1pm on March 1st to explore the Bodhisattva’s realm as he or she courses in wisdom and compassion for the sake of all beings.

Offered by donation. All welcome to attend. Regular Sunday meditation from 10 - 11 am is held.
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Contemporary Challenges to the Contemplative Life

By viriyalila on Sun, 1 Feb, 2015 - 16:39

Contemporary Challenges to the Contemplative Life

By viriyalila on Sun, 1 Feb, 2015 - 16:39Contemporary Challenges to the Contemplative Life
Sunday, February 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm


Utilizing a teaching that the Buddha passed on to his foster mother and aunt, Mahaprajapati, we will explore the particular challenges presented by the modern world to a life of Dharma practice. Participants will create personal precepts to help engage creatively with these challenges. Led by Suddhayu, offered by donation, $40-20 suggested.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

February Sangha Night Triratna Series

By viriyalila on Wed, 28 Jan, 2015 - 19:32

February Sangha Night Triratna Series

By viriyalila on Wed, 28 Jan, 2015 - 19:32February Sangha Night Triratna Series

How can Buddhism radically transform ourselves and our society? Over the next 4 weeks we will explore the distinctive approach of the Triratna Buddhist Community. Each week we will look at a different emphasis with a talk, personal reflections and discussion.

February 4: Spiritual Friendship

February 11: An Ecumenical Approach- rooted in the teachings of the Buddha and at the same time a creative response to the modern world

February...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Four-Week Introduction to Buddhism

By viriyalila on Thu, 22 Jan, 2015 - 04:11

Four-Week Introduction to Buddhism

By viriyalila on Thu, 22 Jan, 2015 - 04:11Thursdays in February 5th-26th, 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 5th through the 26th, 7-9 pm. Suitable for all levels of experience. By donation — ($80-$40 suggested for the four weeks)...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Giving to the Portsmouth Buddhist Center

By viriyalila on Sun, 4 Jan, 2015 - 01:49

Giving to the Portsmouth Buddhist Center

By viriyalila on Sun, 4 Jan, 2015 - 01:49In 2014 we saw considerable growth and change, and we’re now in a position to expand significantly in 2015. We successfully moved to our new home at 84 Pleasant Street, just a block from Market Square, in the fall of 2013. Since then we’ve invested in a number of improvements to make our space more comfortable, including creation of a kitchen area, a gift shop, shelving for cushions, and installation of a portable air conditioner.

In 2014, the ...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Art of Kindness - Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Tue, 30 Dec, 2014 - 15:24

The Art of Kindness - Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Tue, 30 Dec, 2014 - 15:24Introduction to Meditation
Sunday, February 8, 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!

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Contemporary Challenges to the Contemplative Life

By viriyalila on Sun, 28 Dec, 2014 - 18:40

Contemporary Challenges to the Contemplative Life

By viriyalila on Sun, 28 Dec, 2014 - 18:40Utilizing a teaching that the Buddha passed on to his foster mother and aunt, Mahaprajapati, we will explore the particular challenges presented by the modern world to a life of Dharma practice. Participants will create personal precepts to help engage creatively with these challenges.

Sunday February 22, 10 - 1 pm

Regular meditation session from 10-11am is open to all. Those who wish to stay on for further Dharma study may do so.
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Parinirvana Day

By viriyalila on Sun, 28 Dec, 2014 - 18:20

Parinirvana Day

By viriyalila on Sun, 28 Dec, 2014 - 18:20Parinirvana Day will be held on Sunday, February 15, 10 - 1 pm at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center. This day, held on the full moon of February, marks the death of the Buddha.

Strange as it may seem, Buddhists celebrate the death of the Buddha. His death came when he was eighty years old and had spent some forty years teaching after his Enlightenment. What is more, the notion that all things are impermanent is central to Buddhist teaching...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sutra Sundays

By viriyalila on Sun, 28 Dec, 2014 - 17:53

Sutra Sundays

By viriyalila on Sun, 28 Dec, 2014 - 17:53Each 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 January 25, 10-1 pm
Sunday March 1, 10-1 pm
Sunday March 29, 10-1 pm

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

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