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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Mindfulness with Breathing... March 19th

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:21

Mindfulness with Breathing... March 19th

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:21

Mindfulness with Breathing, a traditional Buddhist meditation practice, will be taught in our next introductory workshop on March 19, 10-1 pm.

Offered by donation, $40-20. All are welcome!

portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Mindfulness%20with%20Breathing) (Contact us for more information) | Register here

Learning this meditation may lead to:
~ a calmer, more focused mind
~ deeper levels of relaxation
~ greater discipline in concentrating the mind
~ decreasing muscular tension
~ building self-confidence
...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course March 2016

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:08

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course March 2016

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:08

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 conditions? You do not need to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sunday Gatherings - February

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 02:42

Sunday Gatherings - February

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 02:42

All are welcome to our weekly Sunday gathering! Meditation starts at 10 am - simple instruction is given for beginners. After the sit, there is a tea break followed by an activity as listed below. Feel free to just come for the meditation, or the whole program. Offered by donation.

Feb 7th: no program
Feb 14th: sutra discussion: the last days of the Buddha
Feb 21st: meditation discussion
Feb 28th: social tea and hang out

Sutra discussion...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Vitality and Meaning: Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:07

Vitality and Meaning: Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:07

Vitality and Meaning:  Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

Monday Nights at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center

In this series of engaging discussions, we’ll explore the practice of Buddhist ethics, meditation, and wisdom in relation to various aspects of modern life. How do our modern conditions compare with those at the time of the Buddha, 2500 years ago? How do the principles of Buddhist teaching apply to the particulars of modern life? How can we transform our lives to fully embody our highest ideals?

Feel free to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Friends' Sunday Gatherings

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:04

Friends' Sunday Gatherings

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:04

All are welcome to our weekly Sunday gathering! Meditation starts at 10 am - simple instruction is given for beginners. After the sit, there is a tea break followed by an activity as listed below. Feel free to just come for the meditation, or the whole program. Offered by donation.

Jan 3: an introduction to the tiratna vandana (an ancient Buddhist chant)
Jan 10th: sutra discussion
Jan 17th: meditation discussion
Jan 24th: social tea and...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:34

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:34

All in the process of recovery from addiction are welcome to join us for ‘Recovery Friday’ evening, 7-9 pm. We will explore and practice the Buddha’s teachings to help overcome addictions. Offered for anyone dealing with addiction issues. This is not a substitute for any other program or therapy. This will be a safe, confidential, non judgmental space for us to learn about Buddhist teachings and meditation techniques that can provide an alternate view to recovery from addictions of all...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:22

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:22

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat - February 6, 10 to 4 pm

On this day retreat we will explore the realms of craving and desire. Through meditation, reflection and discussion we will draw out what these experiences mean to us and how they impact our lives and those around us.

The Buddhist Path offers practical and profound teachings that can help us see the truth of our human predicament and allow us to disentangle ourselves from the cycle of craving. In this workshop,...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Exploring Buddhism and Creativity: Development of Loving-kindness through Creative Endeavors

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:03

Exploring Buddhism and Creativity: Development of Loving-kindness through Creative Endeavors

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:03

Exploring Buddhism and Creativity: Development of Loving-kindness through Creative Endeavors

Day Retreat: Saturday, January 30th, 2016  9 am -4 pm

Have you ever created something and felt a connection to the people and world around you, a sense of generosity, and an experience of “being in the creative flow”? Answered yes or even no but still interested?

We are offering a unique opportunity to directly learn the connection between creativity and spiritual practice. In this exciting, perhaps even life-changing, workshop come explore your creative/spiritual self and...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:55

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:55

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 conditions? You do not need to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:43

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:43

Our next Introduction to Meditation will be on January 16, 10-1 pm. Come learn a foundational mindfulness meditation practice that you can build on and deepen for years to come. Offered by donation, $40-20. All are welcome!

portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Intro%20to%20Meditation%20-%20January%2016%2C%202016) (Contact us for more information) | Register here

Learning this meditation may lead to:
~ a calmer, more focused mind
~ deeper levels of relaxation
~ greater discipline in concentrating...

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