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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Cultivating Dhyana

By viriyalila on Tue, 9 Sep, 2014 - 17:44

Cultivating Dhyana

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...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Art of Meditation: Loving Kindness

By viriyalila on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 21:55

The Art of Meditation: Loving Kindness

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...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Eight Step Recovery - Day Retreat

By viriyalila on Wed, 6 Aug, 2014 - 16:33

Eight Step Recovery - Day Retreat

By viriyalila on Wed, 6 Aug, 2014 - 16:33A day long retreat exploring the The Buddha’s teachings to Overcome Addiction led by Vimalasara, Saturday, September 13th, 10 - 5 pm.

These teachings may be applied to all addictions, money, food, alcohol, drugs, sex and much more. Humans have an inbuilt tendency towards addiction, and the Buddhist teachings can be applied to help bring about sobriety of mind, self compassion and abstinence.

This day retreat will be composed of opportunities for reflection and meditation with guidance...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Going Deeper in Meditation: Overcoming Hindrances

By viriyalila on Wed, 6 Aug, 2014 - 16:01

Going Deeper in Meditation: Overcoming Hindrances

By viriyalila on Wed, 6 Aug, 2014 - 16:01Through meditation and discussion we will look at the conditions that get in the way of concentration and happiness. We will work with practical methods to recognize and move beyond distractions to a more satisfying experience of integration. Participants should have at least three months meditation experience to attend.

Sunday August 10, 10 - 1 pm
Led by Suddhayu, offered by donation
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

For the Curious... Beginners' Buddhism Night

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Jun, 2014 - 19:44

For the Curious... Beginners' Buddhism Night

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Jun, 2014 - 19:44On Thursday July 10th we’ll be launching our Thursday Beginners’ Evening, 7-8:30 pm All are welcome. Feel free to drop in to learn the basics of meditation and Buddhist teaching. There will be tea! Hosted by Narottama, $10-5 suggested donation.
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Art of Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Jun, 2014 - 19:24

The Art of Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Jun, 2014 - 19:24Meditation 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 Saturday, July 19th, 10-1 pm with Narottama. 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 not need...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Dharma Day Celebration

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Jun, 2014 - 17:03

Dharma Day Celebration

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Jun, 2014 - 17:03On July 13th, we’ll be celebrating Dharma Day, marking the Buddha’s first teaching, 10 am - 1pm.

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 this that Dharma Day celebrates. On Dharma Day there are often readings from...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Summer Sangha Nights: The Udana

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Jun, 2014 - 16:19

Summer Sangha Nights: The Udana

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Jun, 2014 - 16:19Sangha is the Buddhist term for “community.” All are welcome to come together for meditation, Dharma discussions and friendship, from beginners to seasoned practitioners.


Summer Sangha Nights: The Udana Join us for an evening of meditation followed by an engaging presentation on Buddhism suitable for all levels of experience. Members of the regular study group will be reading and discussing excerpts from the Udana, one of the oldest collections of the Buddha’s teachings. A second group will...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Tuesday: Mantras!

By viriyalila on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 16:30

Tuesday: Mantras!

By viriyalila on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 16:30Mantra Writing Session - Tuesday this week, June 17, Viriyagita will host a mantra writing session at the center. As you likely have heard, a Bodhicitta Stupa is being built in Newmarket, NH at Aryaloka, organized by the Triratna Buddhist Community. Construction is now under way! They need hundreds, even thousands of mantras to place in the drum of the stupa. Join Viriyagita tomorrow evening 5-8 pm, in the shrine room, to engage in this devotional practice. If you...
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Write Mantras for the new Dhardo Rinpoche Stupa

By shraddhavani on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 15:27

Write Mantras for the new Dhardo Rinpoche Stupa

By shraddhavani on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 15:27Calling all members of the worldwide Triratna community! Here is an opportunity to have your personal expression of reverence for Dhardo Rinpoche included in a stupa that will “radiate love for thousands of years” (the words of the stonemason who will build the stupa). We need thousands of mantras to place in the drum of the bodhicitta stupa now under construction at Aryaloka. We invite you to write your favorite mantras – once or hundreds of times – and send...

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