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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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A New Landmark for Buddhism in the West

By viriyalila on Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 14:50

A New Landmark for Buddhism in the West

By viriyalila on Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 14:50In just a few months, a new stupa dedicated to Dhardo Rinpoche will be built outside Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, New Hampshire,USA.

This will be the sixth such stupa located in a Triratna Buddhist Center. All of the existing stupas – at Tiratanaloka and Padmaloka in the UK, Guhyaloka in Spain, Vimaladatu in Germany and Sudarshanaloka in New Zealand – contain either ashes or relics of the late Dhardo Rinpoche, and this...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sangha Nights in June: The Group, Individual & Spiritual Community

By viriyalila on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 20:39

Sangha Nights in June: The Group, Individual & Spiritual Community

By viriyalila on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 20:39Coming up in June, Narottama will be leading a series of discussions on the group, the individual and the spiritual community. Inspired by a series of lectures given by Sangharakshita some years ago, he’ll be asking questions such as:

What does a group ask of us? How do we respond when we are confronted by different views that are held by other groups? How do we become more ourselves, more of a true individual? What is the nature...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Anapanasati: Mindfulness with Breathing

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 14:41

Anapanasati: Mindfulness with Breathing

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 14:41Meditation & Sutta Reflection Day Retreat
Sunday, June 15th, 10 - 4 pm

The Buddha tells us “Mindfulness of in-&-out breathing, when developed & pursued, is of great fruit, of great benefit.” (MN 118)

This day workshop will explore how we might develop and pursue mindfulness of in and out breathing using the techniques laid out by the Buddha in the Anapanasati Sutta.

Satyada was ordained in June 2012 at Aryaloka Buddhist Center...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Dharma Books & Unusual Buddhist Findings

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 04:12

Dharma Books & Unusual Buddhist Findings

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 04:12Our little book shop and Dharma store is evolving beautifully. If you are looking for something unusual to support your practice, see our malas created by Bob and the unique, one-of-a-kind Buddhist findings by Danakamala - plus a wonderful collection of Dharma books. Open Wednesday nights for Sangha Night and Sunday mornings for our weekly meditation.
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Heart of the Path: Bodhicitta

By viriyalila on Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 01:35

The Heart of the Path: Bodhicitta

By viriyalila on Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 01:35We are pleased to welcome two visitors from London next month - Kamalashila and Yashobodhi will be offering several retreats and practice opportunities around the region. The theme of their visit is “The Heart of the Path: Bodhicitta.” If you have an opportunity to meet and practice with these two, we highly recommend doing so!

The Heart of the Path: Fullness of Dharma Practice
Weekend Retreat: June 20 - 22, 2014
Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket NH
Centered around...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Celebrating the Buddha's Enlightenment

By viriyalila on Fri, 16 May, 2014 - 12:59

Celebrating the Buddha's Enlightenment

By viriyalila on Fri, 16 May, 2014 - 12:59Our sangha celebrated the Buddha’s Enlightenment on the full moon evening of May. Viriyagita led the evening beginning with the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving-Kindness) meditation where we visualized ourselves meditating under the Bodhi tree in the vicinity of the Buddha. After meditation we listened to stories from the life of the Buddha. We then composed our own gratitude verses, which we shared, and concluded our ritual time together with the chanting of the Ti Ratana Vandana (Salutation to the...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Face Painting at Market Square Day

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 May, 2014 - 13:34

Face Painting at Market Square Day

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 May, 2014 - 13:34
Would you like to help us raise funds for the center, the stupa and to help our local ordination training process? We’d love to have you join us!! We are looking for face painters and line support. Saturday, June 14th. Contact us by May 12th to sign up!
portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Buddha Day Celebration

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 May, 2014 - 13:24

Buddha Day Celebration

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 May, 2014 - 13:24We will be joining Buddhists all over the world in marking the Buddha’s enlightenment near the full moon on May. Join us on Sangha Night, Wednesday May 14th, for an evening expressing appreciation and devotion as we read some from traditional suttas and celebrate with a festive puja.

May all beings be well and happy!
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Buddhism: History, Principles & Practices

By viriyalila on Tue, 22 Apr, 2014 - 05:29

Buddhism: History, Principles & Practices

By viriyalila on Tue, 22 Apr, 2014 - 05:29Curious about the Buddha? What did he see? What has he tried to communicate for over two millenia?
Come learn about the history of the Buddha and his core teachings of pratiya-samutpada, the Noble Eightfold Path, and more. There will be a introduction to meditation as an integral element of Buddhist practice.
Buddhism: History, Principles & Practices
May 17th, 10 am - 3 pm
Led by Khemavassika, offered by donation, $60-$40 suggested.
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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Fascinating World of Dreams

By viriyalila on Tue, 22 Apr, 2014 - 04:56

The Fascinating World of Dreams

By viriyalila on Tue, 22 Apr, 2014 - 04:56***CANCELLED***
The whole purpose of the Doctrine of Dream is to stimulate the yogin to arise from the Sleep of Delusion, from the Nightmare of Existence, to break the shackles in which maya thus has held him prisoner throughout the aeons, and so attain spiritual peace and joy of Freedom, even as did the Fully Awakened One, Gautama the Buddha” Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines.

In this dream workshop we will look at the value of working...

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