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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Beginners Meditation Course: Mindfulness and the Buddha

By shraddhavani on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 01:53

Beginners Meditation Course: Mindfulness and the Buddha

By shraddhavani on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 01:53

Four-week Introduction to Meditation: September 8 - September 29, 7-9PM

People have been enriching their lives through meditation for thousands of years. Though meditation does help us to find tranquility and kindness in a difficult world, it is also an excellent means to develop the capacity to see things more deeply. This can lead to wisdom and a more unshakeable equanimity.

In this beginners’ course, we will be exploring two basic meditation practices passed down through the centuries within the Buddhist tradition....

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Path of Wisdom this Sunday

By shraddhavani on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 01:52

The Path of Wisdom this Sunday

By shraddhavani on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 01:52

Join us at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center this Sunday, August 21, 10AM - 12PM, as we continue our exploration of the Threefold Path, or Three Trainings – ethics, meditation and wisdom.  Following a period of meditation, Rijupatha will lead our discussion of Wisdom and its role in the spiritual life.  All are welcome, including newcomers to meditation and Buddhism.

Offered by donation.  $10-5 suggested....

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Community Morning - Keeping Things in Perspective

By Candradasa on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 16:49

Community Morning - Keeping Things in Perspective

By Candradasa on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 16:49

The world isn’t always a garden of delights, life isn’t always a holiday. We know this, right? Yet it’s so hard sometimes to remember it - and harder still to stay positive when we do! That’s where we need an active element of imagination in our meditation and Dharma practice. Remembering, imagining, perceiving things differently - and a whole world opens up…

This week as part of our ongoing series on practical imagination, we’ll be exploring the practice of ...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation 4-week Course Starts June 23

By shraddhavani on Tue, 14 Jun, 2016 - 02:49

Introduction to Meditation 4-week Course Starts June 23

By shraddhavani on Tue, 14 Jun, 2016 - 02:49

Join us at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center, ​Thursdays 7 - 9 PM, June 23 - July 14, and learn two powerful meditation practices – Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana/Loving Kindness.  These are traditional Buddhist meditations aimed at calming the mind and improving one’s capacity for kindness toward oneself and all living beings.  You do not need to be a Buddhist to practice and benefit!

Offered by donation: $80 - 40 suggested for the 4-week course.  Register here to secure...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sunday Meditation and Community Gatherings

By viriyalila on Fri, 13 May, 2016 - 01:00

Sunday Meditation and Community Gatherings

By viriyalila on Fri, 13 May, 2016 - 01:00

This summer (2016) join us on Sundays, 10 am-12 pm, for meditation and lively discussion of the book “The Journey and the Guide.” Basic meditation instruction provided for beginners. All are welcome! Offered by donation. 

“Building on the success of Life with Full Attention, Maitreyabandhu offers a profoundly useful work on how to practice Buddhism in everyday life. Using examples from the life of the Buddha, Maitreyabandhu provides an easily understood outline of the spiritual life of Buddhists in...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Meditation Workshop: Going Deeper with Mindfulness of Breathing

By shraddhavani on Fri, 15 Apr, 2016 - 21:18

Meditation Workshop: Going Deeper with Mindfulness of Breathing

By shraddhavani on Fri, 15 Apr, 2016 - 21:18

Join us on Saturday, May 14, 9AM - 1PM. In this workshop, Dh Satyada will provide an introduction to the Anapanasati Sutta, the Buddha’s core teaching on mindfulness of breathing practice.  The verses in this sutta lead the practitioner through observation of the breath into the four fields of mindfulness – body, feelings, mental states (mood), and mind objects.  In progressive stages, Anapansati strengthens our ability to focus the mind and gladden the heart as we embrace the reality...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism 4-week Course

By shraddhavani on Mon, 28 Mar, 2016 - 22:47

Introduction to Buddhism 4-week Course

By shraddhavani on Mon, 28 Mar, 2016 - 22:47

This course is a practical exploration of the Dharma — the core teachings of the Buddha.  Topics include the life of the Buddha, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, ethics, meditation, and Buddhist visions of reality,  Includes meditation practice and is suitable for all levels of experience. Thursday evenings 7-9 PM

Offered by donation.  $80-40 suggested for the entire course.  Attend one or all sessions.  Two opportunities this Spring:

May 26 - June 16  Register here...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation - Four Week Course

By viriyalila on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 20:01

Introduction to Meditation - Four Week Course

By viriyalila on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 20:01

Meditation 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. In this 4-week course, participants will learn the ‘Mindfulness with Breathing’ and ‘Metta Bhavana/Cultivation of Loving Kindness’ meditations. These are traditional Buddhist meditations aimed at calming the mind and improving one’s capacity for kindness for oneself and all living beings. Are you ready to focus, choose wisely, and be creative in your...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:42

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:42

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

Thursday evenings, February 4-25, 7-9 pm

A practical exploration of the core teachings of the Buddha. Topics covered will include:

—The life of the Buddha
—The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
—Ethics
—Meditation
—Buddhist visions of Reality

The course runs for four consecutive Thursdays, the 4th through the 25th February, 7-9 pm. Suitable for all levels of experience. Offered by donation — $80-$40 suggested for the four weeks.

Register on Eventbrite...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Loving Kindness Meditation

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:32

Loving Kindness Meditation

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:32

Meditation 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. The ‘Metta Bhavana/Cultivation of Loving Kindness’ meditation is a traditional Buddhist meditation aimed at calming the mind and improving one’s capacity for kindness for oneself and all living beings. 

Are you ready to focus, choose wisely, and be creative in your conditions? You do not need to be a Buddhist to practice this - this...

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