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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery
November 7, 10-3 pm

It’s natural for us to seek comfort from the pain in our lives. In doing so we often develop strong habits that are largely unconscious and can lead to varying degrees of obsession, compulsion and addiction. This is known in Buddhism as the realm of Hungry Ghosts – where we can never be satisfied even when we are surrounded by enough.

The Buddhist Path offers practical...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 15:37

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 15:37

Our next Introduction to Meditation will be on October 17, 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: Introduction%20to%20Mindfulness%20of%20Breathing) (Contact us for more information) | Register here

Learning this meditation may lead to:
~ a calmer, more focused mind
~ deeper levels of relaxation
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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Wheel of Life: an Exploration of Karma and Rebecoming

By viriyalila on Fri, 28 Aug, 2015 - 13:51

The Wheel of Life: an Exploration of Karma and Rebecoming

By viriyalila on Fri, 28 Aug, 2015 - 13:51

Seven Wednesday evenings beginning August 19th.

The wheel of life is a teaching tool and a mirror. It represents the cycle of birth and death that all beings traverse. When we look into it, we see ourselves; our pleasure, our pain, our habit and even our potential for liberation.
These classes will give a thorough introduction to the symbolism of the wheel and the cosmic vision it represents. Our delving into the wheel promises to be both...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sutra Sunday! The Friend as Hero

By viriyalila on Fri, 28 Aug, 2015 - 13:45

Sutra Sunday! The Friend as Hero

By viriyalila on Fri, 28 Aug, 2015 - 13:45

Our regular Sunday morning meditations occasionally expand to include exploration of a sutta or sutra from the Buddhist tradition. This month, we are delighted to welcome Sravaniya, from the Boston Triratna Sangha, to lead our next Sutra Sunday on September 13, 10-1 pm.     

Explore themes of friendship through the great Gandavyuha Sutra:  Why is friendship important?  How can we become better friends?  What can we do to make our friendships more meaningful and potent in our lives?  How can friendship help us...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Fri, 28 Aug, 2015 - 05:32

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Fri, 28 Aug, 2015 - 05:32

Join us at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center for an in depth look and practice opportunity focusing on one of the core tenants of Buddhism: Mindfulness.

In this workshop we will take a look at the four satipaṭṭhānas through the lens of Sangharakshita’s teachings. By establishing these four foundations, one cultivates the conditions for the arising of ever more positive and refined states of consciousness.

September 26, 12 pm - 4 pm

Led by Satyada, by donation, $50-25

Register here | portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Learn to Meditate: Mindfulness of Breathing

By viriyalila on Fri, 28 Aug, 2015 - 05:03

Learn to Meditate: Mindfulness of Breathing

By viriyalila on Fri, 28 Aug, 2015 - 05:03

Learn to meditate! Saturday, Sept 19, 10-1 pm. Come and learn a foundational mindfulness meditation practice that you can build on and deepen for years to come. Offered by donation, $40-20.

When you learn to meditate with us, we offer guidance in:

  • finding an alert and comfortable meditation posture body awareness
  •  how to work with the mind in meditation
  •  how to maintain a regular and effective practice
  • how to maintain mindfulness off the cushion
  • how to cultivate higher states of consciousness

Register here |portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Art%20of%20Meditation%3A%20Mindfullness) ( More Info)

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course

By viriyalila on Fri, 28 Aug, 2015 - 04:56

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course

By viriyalila on Fri, 28 Aug, 2015 - 04:56

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

The Art of Kindness

By viriyalila on Wed, 15 Jul, 2015 - 05:40

The Art of Kindness

By viriyalila on Wed, 15 Jul, 2015 - 05:40

Introduction to Loving Kindness meditation workshop
August 22, 12 - 3 pm

Are you interested in moving towards greater kindness? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to respond more positively to the people and situations in your life? In our ‘Development of Loving Kindness’ (Metta Bhavana) meditation workshop we teach a traditional Buddhist practice aimed at opening up to greater kindness, love, empathy and compassion. You do not need to be a Buddhist to practice this!

Offered by donation, $40-20 suggested Pre-register on Eventbrite

For...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

BUDDHISM 101

By viriyalila on Wed, 15 Jul, 2015 - 05:29

BUDDHISM 101

By viriyalila on Wed, 15 Jul, 2015 - 05:29

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

Thursday evenings, August 6-27th, 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 6th through the 27th August, 7-9 pm. Suitable for all levels of experience. By donation — $80-$40 suggested for the four weeks.

Pre-register on Eventbrite

Contact us with questions: portsmouth [at] ...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Regional Sangha Picnic

By viriyalila on Tue, 14 Jul, 2015 - 20:28

Regional Sangha Picnic

By viriyalila on Tue, 14 Jul, 2015 - 20:28

Sunday, July 19, 11am - 2pm

Come join us for an afternoon in the sun. This year’s summer picnic will be a POTLUCK at Great Island Commons in Newcastle with sangha members from Aryaloka, Portsmouth, Portland, Boston, and New York. Great Island Commons has several picnic areas, a large field for games, walks along the sea shore, a beach, a large playground, and spectacular views. Festivities will begin at 11AM  and continue through the afternoon. Bring your friends and family….....

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