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The Art of Kindness Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 22:59

The Art of Kindness Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 22:59Meditation 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, May 4th, 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...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Triratna Day Podcast No.2 - An American Order Day with Nagabodhi

By Candradasa on Sun, 6 Apr, 2014 - 22:21
In our second podcast episode to mark Triratna Day 2014, we say hello to the Order members gathering on the north eastern seaboard of the USA to welcome Nagabodhi for a day studying the Dharma together and celebrating the Triratna Community’s 47th birthday. Happy Triratna Day, everyone!

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

April 12: Introduction to Meditation

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Mar, 2014 - 13:00

April 12: Introduction to Meditation

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Mar, 2014 - 13:00Our next Introduction to Meditation will be on April 12th, 10-1 pm. In this session we will be teaching the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation. A simple, straightforward meditation practice that develops greater calmness and concentration. Led by Narottama, $40-$20 suggested donation.
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Seven Factors of Enlightenment

By viriyalila on Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 15:32

Seven Factors of Enlightenment

By viriyalila on Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 15:32All women in the sangha, and beyond, are invited to join Khemavassika for a Women’s Practice Day on the Seven Factors on Enlightenment on April 26th, from 12 pm - 4 pm.

The four-hour workshop will explore creatively developing our spiritual selves through the bojjanghas – the Seven Factors that will lead us to higher, more positive states.

We will look at the role of mindfulness in our developing practice. The workshop will include time for meditation, a...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

April Sangha Nights: The Hand That Closes, The Hand That Opens

By viriyalila on Sun, 16 Mar, 2014 - 14:27

April Sangha Nights: The Hand That Closes, The Hand That Opens

By viriyalila on Sun, 16 Mar, 2014 - 14:27Join us on Sangha Night for ‘The Hand That Closes, The Hand That Opens - Moving Towards a More Creative, Generous Way to Live’

In this four-week series we’ll be exploring approaches that can help us move from reactive modes of response in our lives to more profoundly positive and constructive ways to engage with whatever the days bring us. We’ll be looking at Buddhist models of mindfulness, at how to work with our experience in the body and...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sangha Night Connections

By viriyalila on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 23:28

Sangha Night Connections

By viriyalila on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 23:28Why are we here? What brought us to Buddhism ? What are we looking for? Where are we hoping to go? What are the challenges and the joys of our spiritual practice? What inspires us? Who has helped us along the way?

Join us this week for our Wednesday Sangha Night for a chance to talk about our ‘practice’ and get to connect with others following a similar path.

Wednesday, March 5, 7 - 9 pm. All are welcome,...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

With Mindfulness, Strive On

By viriyalila on Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - 13:19

With Mindfulness, Strive On

By viriyalila on Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - 13:19Narattoma will be spending more time with us at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center this spring. He’s offering a Mindfulness Day Retreat on March 15th, 10 am - 3 pm, suitable for those new to practice, and those who have been doing it for a while too. Mindfulness… it’s for everybody!

Come explore, deepen and practice the quality of mindfulness. Mindfulness is an essential ability for us to develop and use in the quest for a rich, meaningful and happy...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Visionary Path: Men’s Practice Day

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 19:16

The Visionary Path: Men’s Practice Day

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 19:16We’ve been offering women’s practice day for some time, and now Suddhayu will be offering a men’s practice day. Create a space where Sangha can grow through friendships, deeper communication and the sharing of inspiration of the Dharma.

On March 22, 2014, 10-3 pm, Suddhayu will lead The Visionary Path: Men’s Practice Day. The imagination brings together the best of our emotional and intellectual life, and is a faculty for a deeper, intuitive understanding of the world we experience...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Parinirvana Celebration

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 19:09

Parinirvana Celebration

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 19:09Parinirvana Celebration
February 16, 2014, 10-3 pm

Join us in marking the Buddha’s final passing into Nirvana. There will be time dedicated to remembering those who have passed away, please feel free to bring photos of those close to you who have died. We will be reflecting on life, death and impermanence with readings from the Parinirvana Sutta.

Participants may come to all or part of the day, here’s our schedule:
10:00 am Introduction &...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 19:05

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 19:05Our meditation courses provide a foundation in how to work effectively with your mind, teaching you how to concentrate, become less distracted, calmer and more emotionally positive. In this session we will be learning the Metta Bhavana, or Loving Kindness, meditation.

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana
Sunday March 16, 12 - 3 pm

Led by Narottama, $40-$20 suggested donation.

Register here: portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Register%20for%20Introduction%20to%20Meditation%3AMetta) (portsmouth@thebuddhistcent)portsmouth [at]...

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