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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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December Friends' Nights

By viriyalila on Thu, 10 Dec, 2015 - 17:28

December Friends' Nights

By viriyalila on Thu, 10 Dec, 2015 - 17:28

Our weekly gatherings on Mondays are an opportunity to meditate with others and learn about Buddhism and Buddhist practice. In December we’ll be reading and discussing some favorite stories from the life of the Buddha. The early Buddhist canon is full of rich tales and teachings that are always vital and sometimes quite humorous!

All are welcome – suitable for all levels of experience! By donation, $10-$5 suggested.

Every Monday, 7-9 pm...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

A Person of Integrity

By viriyalila on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 01:13

A Person of Integrity

By viriyalila on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 01:13

Join our regular Sunday morning meditation at 10 am, December 6, 2015. Following the meditation, you are invited to stay for the Sunday gathering, starting at 11 am. This week Viriyagita will lead us in a Dharma study of the Sappurisa Sutta, A Person of Integrity from the Pali Canon. This beautiful sutta refers to how we talk about each other and has such timeless relevance. Viriyagita has chosen this sutta after being inspired by Nagapriya, a senior Order member, his facilitation...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

By viriyalila on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 19:26

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

By viriyalila on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 19:26

Our next Introduction to Meditation will be on December 12, 10-1 pm. Come to 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) (Contact us for more information) | Register here

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

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Poetry & Beauty in the Sevenfold Puja

By viriyalila on Sat, 14 Nov, 2015 - 04:50

Poetry & Beauty in the Sevenfold Puja

By viriyalila on Sat, 14 Nov, 2015 - 04:50

Join our regular Sunday morning meditation at 10 am, November 15, 2015. Following the meditation, you are invited to stay for the Sunday gathering, starting at 11 am. This week Viriyagita will lead us through a devotional practice, the sevenfold puja.

Come and experience it. You may come and just listen, enjoying it’s poetry and beauty or you can join in fully. There will be copies available of the practice for folks to follow along.This sevenfold puja is being recited all over the...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Loving Kindness Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 14:36

Introduction to Loving Kindness Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 14:36

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 -...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

NEW! Wednesday Meditation

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:54

NEW! Wednesday Meditation

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:54

NEW! Wednesday Meditation, 7:30-8:30 am

Starting October 14th

Begin your Wednesday each week with a group meditation before you go to work or to school or other activities.  Explore the benefits of sitting with others! This meditation will be led and instructor will be available following meditation for instruction or questions. Offered by donation, $10-$5 suggested.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New: Weekly Sunday Gatherings

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:53

New: Weekly Sunday Gatherings

By viriyalila on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:53

NEW! Sunday Gatherings, 10-12 pm

Sunday Gatherings — Our regular Sunday program includes meditation followed by a variety of engaging activities such as puja, Dharma talks, themed discussions and sutra exploration. A great way to touch some depth in your practice and enjoy the fellowship of others. Come for the whole program or just the 10am sit. $10-$5 suggested donation.


Oct 11th talk by Suddhayu
Oct 18th puja and social tea
Oct 25th sutta study
Nov 1st themed...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Friends' Night - Now on Mondays!

By viriyalila on Sun, 4 Oct, 2015 - 20:14

Friends' Night - Now on Mondays!

By viriyalila on Sun, 4 Oct, 2015 - 20:14

Friends’ Night will now be held on Mondays, starting October 5th. Come join us for meditation, a lively Dharma discussion and connecting with others. Come to any or all sessions; by donation – $10-$5 suggested.

October
5 The Spiral Path part I – Stepping Away from Suffering
12 The Spiral Path part II – Coursing in Bliss
19 The Spiral Path part III – The Liberation of Heart and Mind
26 The Five Spiritual Faculties part...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Wednesday Morning Meditation

By viriyalila on Wed, 30 Sep, 2015 - 16:24

Wednesday Morning Meditation

By viriyalila on Wed, 30 Sep, 2015 - 16:24

Starting October 14th, new meditation session Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 am
Begin your Wednesday each week with a group meditation before you go to work or to school or other activities.  Explore the benefits of sitting with others. Khemavassika will lead meditation and will be available following meditation for instruction or questions. 

As with most Portsmouth Buddhist Center offerings, this event is by donation, with suggested amount of $5 - 10.

 

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 22:46

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 22:46

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

Thursday evenings, October 8-29, 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 8th through the 29th October, 7-9 pm. Suitable for all levels of experience. Offered by donation — $80-$40 suggested for the four weeks.

Register on Eventbrite

Contact us with questions: portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Intro%20to%20Buddhism%204-week%20course) ...

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