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?

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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...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Revisiting the New Society

By Rijupatha on Sat, 19 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Podcast is a tribute to our teacher, Bhante Sangharakshita, given by Parami entitled “Revisiting the New Society”, the third talk of The Order as Practice – Shifting Paradigms retreat. Parami talks about the first verse of the Dasadhamma Sutta – “I am no longer living according to worldly aims and values.” She revisits Bhantes vision of the New Society, sharing her inspiration and love for the radical and transformative power of...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: An Ever Widening Circle

By Rijupatha on Sun, 22 Nov, 2015 - 22:39

This week’s FBA Podcast features Ratnaghosha in a talk entitled “An Ever Widening Circle”. Given as the key note talk at Sangha Day at the Cambridge Buddhist Center, launching the Year of Spiritual Community for 2014 and laying out a vision for the Sangha.

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Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Urban Retreat Starts Saturday!

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Nov, 2015 - 01:20

Urban Retreat Starts Saturday!

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Nov, 2015 - 01:20

The International Urban Retreat 2015 starts on Saturday for one week (it’s already underway in Australia and New Zealand)!

Online discussions, and the teaching materials, will only be available to those taking part - join now, it’s free! 

Listen to the introductory talk | Download the Urban Retreat program

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Sanghas wave hello from around the world

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 19:05

Sanghas wave hello from around the world

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 19:05

So many Triratna sanghas from every corner of the world are participating in this year’s Urban Retreat! You can see a gallery of everyone waving hello from their corner here…

Download the posters to print!

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Sangha as a Radical Alternative to Capitalism

By Rijupatha on Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 - 10:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte explores a topic deriving from one of the Six Emphases of Triratna in a talk entitled “Sangha as a Radical Alternative to Capitalism”, from the talk “Sangha As a Radical Alternative to Capitalism and Modern Youth Culture”.

Young Peoples facilitator Kara Moses talks about why industrialised Capitalist society presents us with particularly challenging conditions for Buddhist practise, and how the Sangha provides a radical positive alternative.

Talk given at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre on...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 6 - Maitripala on Women's Ordination and Her Australian Pilgrimage

By parami on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 15:53

Parami again from “Oceania”! She’s in conversation here with her friend Maitripala who has been living in Europe for a year but is now back home and engaging with women seeking ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Great to hear the inspiration - old and new - come through as a new generation of women grapples with the challenges and joys of Buddhist practice and of community.

And as a bonus we hear a preview of her ‘Buddhas in My Pocket Pilgrimage’,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 5 - Rijumayi on Young Buddhists Australia

By parami on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 01:48

Parami’s season of interviews from the South Pacific continues with an in-depth chat to Rijumayi, a young woman who has just joined the Triratna Buddhist Order and is pioneering the Australian branch of the international Young Buddhists movement out of Melbourne.

It’s a thoughtful engagement around the particularities of practice for young people - around ethics and the challenges of building Dharma support for others your own age when you are still working everything out yourself.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 4 - Tejopala and Akasamati on Climate Change and Triratna

By parami on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 01:12

Parami is back, reporting from  Australasia - or is it Oceania? - talking with two friends who have spent much of their adult lives reflecting on - and acting upon - climate change as an integral aspect of their Buddhist practice. A fascinating, sometimes sobering, but realistically positive conversation about what environmental issues have to do with the Dharma - and what we can do to get involved…

Topics covered include ‘transition towns’; Al Gore’s initiative; thinking about our kids; how to...

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