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Portsmouth Buddhist Center Program Winter-Spring 2017 - Out Now!

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 23:04

Portsmouth Buddhist Center Program Winter-Spring 2017 - Out Now!

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 23:04

We’re delighted to announce our new program for Winter-Spring 2017 after starting the new year off in such fine fashion with a beautiful Mitra ceremony.

Join us Sunday for the first in our 7-week series: What Is A Modern Buddhist Community?

We have 5 new intro courses (tell your friends!), a brand new practice night on Wednesday evenings (5.45-6.45pm) for anyone who knows how to meditate, our first Seacoast Sangha retreat (March 3-5) -...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Parking Around Portsmouth Buddhist Center

By shraddhavani on Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 - 14:15

Parking Around Portsmouth Buddhist Center

By shraddhavani on Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 - 14:15

Parking in Portsmouth can be tough, especially on Thursday and Friday evenings. The city of Portsmouth has a website to help you figure it all out, including this convenient map of city parking lots.  In addition, the bank lots near PBC on State St. and Pleasant St. allow parking during off hours.  The free city lot and bank lots on Parrott Ave. and Pleasant St. usually have lots of empty spaces around 10AM on Sunday....

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Friday Practice Evenings at PBC

By shraddhavani on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 17:18

Friday Practice Evenings at PBC

By shraddhavani on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 17:18

Starting this week, our Friday gathering will be an open practice evening, 7-8:30 PM. The emphasis will be on meditation and starting the weekend off with some stillness, in good company.  On occasion we will organize some Buddhist chanting or ritual, or exploration of the Dharma, always with a focus on practice.

All are welcome into this community space.  Offered by donation: $10-5 suggested.

The Portsmouth Buddhist Center runs entirely on donations!  If you’re inspired by our vision of a Dharma community on...

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sunday Series: The Three Jewels of Buddhism

By shraddhavani on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 14:46

Sunday Series: The Three Jewels of Buddhism

By shraddhavani on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 14:46

For the next four weeks, August 28-September 18, in our Sunday community gathering, we will be exploring our relationship to the Three Jewels of Buddhism.  These are the Buddha (the Awakened One), the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha), and the Sangha (the fellowship of the Buddha’s followers).  Buddhists the world over also speak of these jewels as three “refuges” from the challenges and dissatisfactions of life as a human being. Join friendly folks from around the Seacoast as...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

An Invitation from Patience to Her Mitra Ceremony

By Candradasa on Wed, 20 Jul, 2016 - 23:38

An Invitation from Patience to Her Mitra Ceremony

By Candradasa on Wed, 20 Jul, 2016 - 23:38

You are cordially invited to Patience’s Mitra Ceremony (July 24th, 10am-12pm)…
Our friend Patience has decided to become a Mitra (= friend) in our community - and she’d love you to come celebrate with her! So much so, she made a series of art pieces to invite you! 

It’s a great occasion to celebrate in the life of our community, and to witness someone’s heartfelt decision to take a step of genuine commitment on her spiritual path. Let’s give...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Two Celebrations - One Sangha!

By Candradasa on Fri, 15 Jul, 2016 - 03:22

Two Celebrations - One Sangha!

By Candradasa on Fri, 15 Jul, 2016 - 03:22

Wherever you live on the Seacoast, we’re excited to invite you to join us at Portsmouth Buddhist Center each of the next two Sundays  – 10am-12pm – for some great community celebrations…

Dharma Day (July 17th)
Every year, on or near the full moon in July, Triratna Buddhists around the world come together to connect and reflect together on the unbroken lineage of the Buddha’s teaching – the Dharma – as it’s come down to us, person...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Community Morning - Keeping Things in Perspective

By Candradasa on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 16:49

Community Morning - Keeping Things in Perspective

By Candradasa on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 16:49

The world isn’t always a garden of delights, life isn’t always a holiday. We know this, right? Yet it’s so hard sometimes to remember it - and harder still to stay positive when we do! That’s where we need an active element of imagination in our meditation and Dharma practice. Remembering, imagining, perceiving things differently - and a whole world opens up…

This week as part of our ongoing series on practical imagination, we’ll be exploring the practice of ...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Community Morning - Soaring, Resonating

By Candradasa on Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 20:38

Community Morning - Soaring, Resonating

By Candradasa on Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 20:38

This week we’ll be continuing our exploration of the role of imagination in Dharma practice - using the Brahma Viharas series of meditations as a basis for looking at how we respond to whatever arises via the mind and the five senses through the course of our days.

Mudita (‘sympathetic joy’) is an attitude to others we can cultivate anytime. The quality we’re looking for can be rendered as a “joyful resonance”. The image is of the lark ascending, the...

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 14:24

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 14:24

Isn’t the world a complicated place? It’s not always easy to know what to do about it. As we continue our series looking at imagination as a key aspect of practice, let’s get together this Sunday morning and spend some time in each other’s good company exploring compassion as a profound act of creativity. We’ll practice the karuna bhavana and look at how positive empathy can change both our own experience and the world around us.

Meet at the ...

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