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New Sunday Series: The Heart Needs Its Own Blood

By shraddhavani on Fri, 3 May, 2019 - 22:16

New Sunday Series: The Heart Needs Its Own Blood

By shraddhavani on Fri, 3 May, 2019 - 22:16

The Heart Needs Its Own Blood: Inspiration, Desire and Faith in the Dharma Life

New Sunday Program –– April 21 - June 23, 9:30am - 12pm

Continuing our year-long focus on The Myth of the Path, we’ll be waking up this spring with a beautiful new series discovering the lifeblood of our practice. Energy and inspiration for Dharma practice are vital to our health and happiness. Finding our sources of inspiration, maintaining interest and energy, and cultivating our faith and imagination are core...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Our New Sunday Series to Start 2019 –– Visions of the Path

By shraddhavani on Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 01:10

Our New Sunday Series to Start 2019 –– Visions of the Path

By shraddhavani on Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 01:10

Sundays January 6 - February 10, 9.30am-12pm 

Over the course of 2019 at PBC, we will be exploring the The Myth of the Path from different perspectives, both in our weekly Sunday program and in our week-night courses. 

We begin with a six-week series, Visions of the Path, in which we will hear from various Dharma-farers about their spiritual pathways and approaches to practice. What are the core themes and myths that guide them, and how do those myths inspire and work out in the day-to-day? As...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Join Us in Celebration with Bettye Before She Travels for Ordination

By SarahF on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:50

Join Us in Celebration with Bettye Before She Travels for Ordination

By SarahF on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:50

Sunday, April 1, 9.30am-12pm 

This Sunday, April 1st, we will be sending Bettye Pruitt off for her 3-month ordination retreat in the mountains of Spain. All are welcome to join us for meditation, a celebratory puja, and rejoicing in Bettye’s many merits. Viriyalila will be leading with support by the women’s Mitra study group.

Please arrive no later than 10AM if you plan to join us for the morning. Offered by donations: $10-$5 suggested....

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Examination of Energy and Effort this Sunday

By SarahF on Thu, 22 Mar, 2018 - 21:45

Examination of Energy and Effort this Sunday

By SarahF on Thu, 22 Mar, 2018 - 21:45

Examination of Energy and Effort this Sunday

Sunday, March 25, 9:30-12:00pm

This Sunday we continue with our series, Into the Spring: Toward New Life in the Mind. Dh Candradasa will lead meditation and introduce the third of the seven factors of an awakened mind –– Energy and Effort. Join us for discussion about the type of skillful effort that the great Buddhist poet Shantideva described as ‘energy used in the pursuit of good.’

You can enjoy this program either as part of the series or as a stand-alone Dharma...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Ugliness and beauty in our experience of things

By shraddhavani on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:41

Ugliness and beauty in our experience of things

By shraddhavani on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 21:41

Sunday, 9.30am-12pm 
We’re deep into our new series for January and February: Embracing the Winter of Things. The depths of winter create a context for us just to be more fully with our experience, accepting endings and considering new beginnings, allowing new light and color to arise. This week, on Sunday February 18, we’ll start our last two-week topic of contemplation by exploring how we respond to unpleasantness in the conditions shaping our lives. And we will learn to sit with awareness that both ugliness and beauty...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Closing 2017 with Perfect Samadhi

By shraddhavani on Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 - 17:26

Closing 2017 with Perfect Samadhi

By shraddhavani on Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 - 17:26

Join us this Sunday, December 17, 9:30AM-12:00PM, as we conclude our Sunday series on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path: Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There? Dh. Viriyalila will once again lead us in meditation and Mitras Meagan Van Hoogan and Maryellen Burke will seed our community conversations with their reflections on Perfect Samadhi (or Right Meditation) and a concluding overview of the whole path. This will be our final Sunday gathering of 2017, and we...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Staying on the Path with Perfect Effort and Perfect Mindfulness

By shraddhavani on Thu, 7 Dec, 2017 - 16:29

Staying on the Path with Perfect Effort and Perfect Mindfulness

By shraddhavani on Thu, 7 Dec, 2017 - 16:29

Our ongoing series, Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There? continues this Sunday December 10, 9:30AM-12:00PM.  Dh. Viriyalila will again lead the morning activities, starting with greetings and meditation.  PBC Mitra Ginny Karwowski will support, as we delve into Effort and Mindfulness as steps on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. Please arrive no later than 10AM if you plan to join us for the morning.

This is our regular community gathering and all are welcome. Offered by...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

This Week Action & Livelihood and New Intro Course Starts

By shraddhavani on Wed, 29 Nov, 2017 - 20:32

This Week Action & Livelihood and New Intro Course Starts

By shraddhavani on Wed, 29 Nov, 2017 - 20:32

Join us this Sunday, December 3, 9:30am-Noon, as we continue our series on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path, Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There? This week we will be considering how to live out our vision in the areas of Action and Livelihood. Dh. Viriyalila and Dh. Rijupatha will co-lead the morning. Following a period of meditation, PBC Mitras Maryellen Burke and Laura Horwood-Benton will share their reflections on these two key steps of the spiritual path.  As...

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Thanksgiving Long Weekend

By shraddhavani on Thu, 23 Nov, 2017 - 17:01

Thanksgiving Long Weekend

By shraddhavani on Thu, 23 Nov, 2017 - 17:01

Have a happy Thanksgiving and restful long weekend, friends.  PBC will be closed this Sunday, November 26.  Our next introductory course starts Thursday November 30, and our Sunday community gathering will resume its inquiry into the Noble Eightfold Path next Sunday, December 3.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Money, Sex, God, Death and this week America!

By shraddhavani on Thu, 2 Nov, 2017 - 15:38

Money, Sex, God, Death and this week America!

By shraddhavani on Thu, 2 Nov, 2017 - 15:38

Join us this Sunday, 9:30AM-Noon at the historic PPMTV building on Marcy St. as we wrap up our five-part series of conversations about being Buddhist in the world today.  This week we look at our turbulent national context – America, with all its contradictions and challenges.  Following a period of mediation, Dh. Viriyalila will once again frame the conversation and pose some questions for us to explore.  

This is our regular community gathering and all are welcome.  Offered by donation...

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