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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 18:59

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 18:59The breath is such an amazing point of reflection and meditation. These courses are not just for beginners! Brush up on your breath awareness with a fresh approach to practice. This Saturday, 10 - 1 pm, with Suddhayu at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center.

Our 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 Mindfulness...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Heart’s Wish: Women’s Practice Day

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 18:53

The Heart’s Wish: Women’s Practice Day

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 18:53On February 8th we’ll be creating a space for women to come together in meditation and creative activity. We’ll be making book shrines with Maryellen, sharing our inspirations and practice as we reflect on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

The Heart’s Wish: Women’s Practice Day
February 8, 2014 9-3 pm

Led by Viriyalila and Maryellen, offered by donation, Suggested: $20

Materials and instruction will be provided, although feel free to bring any special paper, images, small buddha’s or...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 17:13

Introduction to Buddhism

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 17:13Come 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.

Introduction to Buddhism
January 25, 2014, 10-3 pm

Led by Narottama, member of the Triratna Buddhist Order
Offered by donation, $60-$40 suggested
Please register for this event: portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com

For Narottama, from his first retreat at Aryaloka in 1993...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love!

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 16:53

Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love!

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 16:53Celebrating Dhardo Rimpoche
Led by Viriyagita
January 19, 2014, 11:30-4 pm


Join Viriyagita for a devotional day retreat celebrating Dhardo Rimpoche, one of the eight spiritual teachers of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Dhardo was considered by Sangharakshita and many others to be a living Bodhisattva, one who strives for Enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. Many people involved in the Triratna Buddhist Community feel a special connection to him and some have...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Bodhisattva Ideal: Winter Program 2014

By viriyalila on Thu, 26 Dec, 2013 - 16:10

The Bodhisattva Ideal: Winter Program 2014

By viriyalila on Thu, 26 Dec, 2013 - 16:10What is a Bodhisattva and how does this concept shape Buddhist practice? This winter we will be exploring the core principles of the Bodhisattva Ideal in an imaginative and pragmatic way. We meet every Wednesday for Sangha Night, 7 - 9 pm for meditation followed by a presentation and discussion. All are welcome, offered by donation, $5-10 suggested.

Sangha Nights, Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm (doors open at 6.45 pm) - Topics for each evening listed below.
We’ve included...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Engage and Enjoy: Meditation Practice Morning

By viriyalila on Sat, 30 Nov, 2013 - 20:33

Engage and Enjoy: Meditation Practice Morning

By viriyalila on Sat, 30 Nov, 2013 - 20:33Cancelled/Postponed

Meditation becomes more effective and transformative when we give ourselves time to engage with and enjoy our practice. This morning will include helpful instruction for taking your practice deeper, based on your needs. For those familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana practices. Led by Suddhayu.

Saturday December 14, 9 - 1 pm

Please portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Register%20for%20Dec%2014th%20Meditation%20workshop) (contact us) to register, offered by donation, $25-40...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Focusing Inwards: Meditation

By viriyalila on Sat, 30 Nov, 2013 - 16:38

Focusing Inwards: Meditation

By viriyalila on Sat, 30 Nov, 2013 - 16:38December Sangha Nights at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center will bring us deeper into the practice of meditation. Come experience the transformative possibilities that meditation brings.

Sangha Nights, Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm

Dec 4 Overcoming Difficulties in Meditation
Dec 11 What is Higher Consciousness?
Dec 18 Meditation Practice Evening
Dec 25 - No Sangha Gathering

Doors open at 6.45, meditation begins at 7 followed by Dharma presentation and discussion. All are welcome. Meditation support...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Reflections on Gratitude

By viriyalila on Wed, 27 Nov, 2013 - 15:41

Reflections on Gratitude

By viriyalila on Wed, 27 Nov, 2013 - 15:41Join us tonight for Sangha Night for our last in the series of Reflections on Faith, Kindness, and Gratitude. Gratitude is an integral quality of mindfulness and kindness. Our discussion tonight will focus on how gratitude can be approached as a practice, enriching our lives and the lives of those around us.


Wednesday, November 27, 7-9 pm - Doors open at 6.45, meditation begins at 7 followed by Dharma presentation and discussion. All are welcome. Meditation support provided...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

In The Here Now: The Seacoast Buddhist Community Grows

By viriyalila on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 02:20

In The Here Now: The Seacoast Buddhist Community Grows

By viriyalila on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 02:20Our local newspaper, The Wire, published a thought-provoking article on the rise of Buddhism in the Seacoast, titled In The Here Now: The Seacoast Buddhist Community Grows. Suddhayu was interviewed, as as well Amala from Aryaloka. Thank you to the folks at The Wire for producing such a good piece!

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sunday Morning Meditations

By viriyalila on Wed, 19 Dec, 2012 - 00:11

Sunday Morning Meditations

By viriyalila on Wed, 19 Dec, 2012 - 00:11A wonderful opportunity to come together to sit in silence for meditation. Anyone is welcome to join us, although no meditation instruction is provided during this session. Every Sunday, 10 - 11 am.

Please arrive by 9.55 as meditation will begin promptly at 10 am. Offered by donation, $3-5 suggested. portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (Contact us) to learn more about the practices we teach and upcoming introductory workshops...

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