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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Silent Solstice

By viriyalila on Tue, 18 Dec, 2012 - 23:33

Silent Solstice

By viriyalila on Tue, 18 Dec, 2012 - 23:33This Wednesday, December 19th for our Sangha Night, 7 - 9 pm, we will be offering an evening of Silent Meditation as we approach the longest night of the calendar. Join us for an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice. Enjoy time to sit quietly with like-minded people to cultivate some peace before the holidays!

A reminder that we will not be meeting for Sangha Night on December 26th.


Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Nourishment...Tai Chi & The White Lotus Sutra

By viriyalila on Tue, 11 Dec, 2012 - 15:31

Nourishment...Tai Chi & The White Lotus Sutra

By viriyalila on Tue, 11 Dec, 2012 - 15:31It’s hard to believe we are nearly half-way through the month of December, a notoriously busy time of year for so many. We invite you to make some nourishing time for yourself this week.

On Wednesday, December 12, 12.30 - 1.30 pm, Laoshi Jon Jin continues with his lunch time Tai Chi Series.

Then later that evening, also on Wednesday, from 7 - 9 pm, we’ll be gathering for our weekly Sangha...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Meditation Immersion

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 - 23:25

Meditation Immersion

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 - 23:25Have you ever wondered what would happen if you meditated for a longer period than what you’re accustomed to? This is a great opportunity to find out! Meditation practice deepens and becomes more pleasurable when given the time and space to do so. We will have three meditation sessions with breaks in between, as well as a discussion session to explore issues in meditation.

Meditation Immersion, Saturday, December 8th, 9 - 1 pm, led by Dharmachari Suddhayu

This...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sangha Nights in December: Illuminating The White Lotus Sutra

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 - 23:00

Sangha Nights in December: Illuminating The White Lotus Sutra

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 - 23:00Join us for Sangha Nights, Wednesday evenings, 7 - 9 pm. Beginning with a meditation (guidance and support available for those who would like it) followed by a presentation and discussion on Buddhist study and/or practice.

In December Suddhayu is presenting themes from The White Lotus Sutra.

Dec 5th: The World on Fire: The Parable of the Burning House — The Buddha describes us as children playing in a house that is engulfed in flames. How does an...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

A Celebration of Community

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 - 22:58

A Celebration of Community

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 - 22:58Join us for a Celebration of Community on Wednesday, November 28th, 7 - 9 pm

The full moon in November marks what is known as Sangha day on the Buddhist calendar. This is a time to rejoice in collective practice, and to remember the great spiritual heroes of the past.

The evening will include meditation, some readings regarding the early disciples of the Buddha, and a puja (devotional ritual).
Portsmouth Sangha Space
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sharing Gratitude...

By viriyalila on Mon, 19 Nov, 2012 - 12:47

Sharing Gratitude...

By viriyalila on Mon, 19 Nov, 2012 - 12:47Portsmouth Buddhist Center invites you to join us for an evening dedicated to Gratitude, Wednesday, November 21st, 7 pm.We invite you to join us for a traditional Buddhist ritual, called a ‘puja’, this week on the eve of Thanksgiving. Take a few moments to reflect on all to be grateful for in our lives in the company of others exploring the Buddhist Path. All are welcome.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
40 Congress Street, 4th Floor
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation

By viriyalila on Thu, 15 Nov, 2012 - 14:36

Introduction to Meditation

By viriyalila on Thu, 15 Nov, 2012 - 14:36We’ll be offering an Introduction to Meditation on Saturday, November 17, 10 - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 4 pm. Come for just the morning, just the afternoon, or make a day of it.

Meditation may start with relaxation, but goes far beyond that - it is an art, requiring patience, openness and application. Our meditation courses provide a foundation in how to work effectively with your mind, teaching you how to concentrate, become less distracted, calmer and...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Celebrating Sangha/Sharing Gratitude

By viriyalila on Mon, 29 Oct, 2012 - 23:58

Celebrating Sangha/Sharing Gratitude

By viriyalila on Mon, 29 Oct, 2012 - 23:58This month we’ll offer two opportunities to come together with our fellow sangha members to express our gratitude for our lives, our friendships, our community. Even the little things are worth pausing and appreciating, let alone the big things like having good conditions in our lives to practice the Dharma.

On November 21st, Thanksgiving Eve, Viriyalila will lead a Gratitude Puja based on the Sevenfold Puja. There will be an opportunity to reflect on the people and conditions in...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sangha Nights - November 2012

By viriyalila on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 17:57

Sangha Nights - November 2012

By viriyalila on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 17:57On Wednesdays we meet for Sangha Night, 7 - 9 pm, everyone is welcome. This autumn we will be immersing ourselves in The White Lotus Sutra, the Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra, one of the most popular and influential Mahāyāna sūtras.

November 7th: Illuminating the Universe: An Introduction to the White Lotus Sutra, by Suddhayu

November 14th: The Parable of the Burning House, by Suddhayu

November 21st: Gratitude Puja on Thanksgiving Eve, led by Viriyalila

November 28th: Celebrating...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Lunch-Time Tai Chi

By viriyalila on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 16:54

Lunch-Time Tai Chi

By viriyalila on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 16:54Come explore this form of practice at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center with Laoshi John Jin. John has been studying tai chi since the age of 11 and first began teaching in his homeland of China in 1985. He presently runs the Seacoast Chinese Center in Newington.

Suggested donation $7-$12 per class. All levels welcome!

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