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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Art + Reflection for Buddha Day

By viriyalila on Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:35

Art + Reflection for Buddha Day

By viriyalila on Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:35

We celebrated the Buddha’s Enlightenment this year with the Aryaloka Sangha on their Tuesday Night Friends’ Gathering. To celebrate, we engaged in a practice of Arts and Reflection: Entering the Mountain by meeting in silence while gazing upon the beautiful woodblock prints of Matt Brown, currently on display at ...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

Sundays, July 8-August 12, 9.30am-12pm.

Gather as usual at PPMTV, we’ll take cushions and chairs and make our way around 9.45am to Prescott Park to meditate by 10. Rain days, we’ll stay inside!

In Spring 2017 we lost our Buddhist Center to a fire. Thanks to the great generosity and hard work of lots of people, the community recovered, deepened and strengthened. And we’ve gone on together since, renewing the Portsmouth sangha in some beautiful ways here in town.

Practising Outside
One of the...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Job opening: Center Caretaker at Aryaloka Buddhist Center

By Shrijnana on Fri, 29 Jun, 2018 - 14:06

Job opening: Center Caretaker at Aryaloka Buddhist Center

By Shrijnana on Fri, 29 Jun, 2018 - 14:06

Aryaloka is a Triratna Center located an hour north of Boston, MA. It is one of Triratna’s largest centers, with an active schedule of classes and retreats and a thriving sangha. We have an immediate opening for  Center Caretaker. This may be either a residential or non-residential position.

Please see our website for position descriptions and application instructions.

http://www.aryaloka.org/get-involved/job-opening-center-caretaker/...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Series! Making it Summer in the Heart: the Buddha’s Way of Kindness, Compassion and Calm

By SarahF on Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 20:19

New Series! Making it Summer in the Heart: the Buddha’s Way of Kindness, Compassion and Calm

By SarahF on Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 20:19

May 6th - June 24th, Sundays 9.30am-12pm “…in shining, glowing, beaming and radiance, the release of mind by universal friendliness far excels and surpasses… all worldly merit.”
This year at Portsmouth Buddhist Center we’re following the seasons as a model for how to move through the different stages of a spiritual life. We’ve embraced the quiet beauties of the winter of things, then woken to spring and the idea of new life for the mind. Now as the days warm and...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Embracing the Winter of Things

By Candradasa on Sat, 6 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

Embracing the Winter of Things

By Candradasa on Sat, 6 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

Embracing the Winter of Things
Sundays, January 7 - February 25, 9.30am-12pm

This Sunday we launch a new series for January and February: Embracing the Winter of Things. The depths of winter create a context for us to sit still and just be with the passage of the seasons, accepting endings and considering new beginnings.

Join us for meditation and the first in an eight-week series of exploration into how we can find beauty through paying attention to impermanence and the nature of things....

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Money Makes The World Go Round

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Oct, 2017 - 17:47

Money Makes The World Go Round

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Oct, 2017 - 17:47

What role does money play in our sense of identity, our self-worth and our feelings of personal security? This week we’ll be looking at what the Buddha’s pragmatic, ethical perspective on human happiness has to offer us in a world where money - or the pursuit of it - matters perhaps more than ever. Join us in exploring questions spiritual and economic with our guest speaker Amalavajra, visiting from the UK.

A former broker in London with J.P. Morgan, Amalavajra’s own journey...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Medicine for the Heart and Mind: A 4-week Course

By shraddhavani on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 15:32

Medicine for the Heart and Mind: A 4-week Course

By shraddhavani on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 15:32

Our next Introduction to Buddhism course will start soon: Medicine for the Heart and Mind - the Buddha’s Teaching as Something That Can Help. Note, this class will take place at a new location and time: Portsmouth Public Library, Hilton Garden Room, Thursday evenings, October 26-November 16, 7-8:30 PM. Register here to ensure a place. 

These are troubling times we live in. Join us in exploring how to develop a sense of kindness toward self and others and how to cultivate equanimity...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Money, Sex, God, Death, America! A New Five-Part Series At PBC

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 22:44

Money, Sex, God, Death, America! A New Five-Part Series At PBC

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 22:44

Sunday October 8th through Sunday November 5th, 9.30am-12pm

Join us over the next 5 Sundays for a new series exploring what we turn to for deep satisfaction in America today. We’ll be meeting as an intentional community, meditating together, and looking with humor, humility and maybe even some grace at how the Buddha’s vision of reality relates to the big themes of this human life, so rich and so complex and, sometimes, so totally confusing!

Weeks 1 & 2 (Sex & Money) hosted by our friends...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

First Meditation And Dedication Of Our New Home!

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Sep, 2017 - 22:10

First Meditation And Dedication Of Our New Home!

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Sep, 2017 - 22:10

Sunday October 1st, 9.30am-12pm
Join us this Sunday for a first meditation and to dedicate our new space in the beautiful and historic Portsmouth Public Media building at 280 Marcy Street in Portsmouth’s South End. Our community gathering will take place at the new time of 9.30am-12pm, downstairs in Studio 1. We’d love to have you come and share your ideas for the future too!

Partnering With PPMTV, Portsmouth Media
After a beautiful summer in the park and...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

This Sunday: With the Buddha in the Park

By Candradasa on Sat, 12 Aug, 2017 - 15:08

This Sunday: With the Buddha in the Park

By Candradasa on Sat, 12 Aug, 2017 - 15:08

We’re back under the trees for our Sunday gathering in Goodwin Park. This week we’re joined by Narottama, who, as part of our ongoing series ‘If the Buddha Lived In Portsmouth’, will be opening up a story from the teachings of the Buddha around how to develop tolerance, friendliness, kindness and consideration - even in tough times!

Sunday August 13, 10AM-12:30 PM

We will provide some mats and cushions; please bring a chair if you need one.  

Goodwin Park is...

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