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Overcoming Hindrances

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Sangha Night Discussion June 17th (check Calendar for details)

Meditation exercises the mind so that we are better able to work with mental and physical hindrances.  The hindrances are natural human tendencies that can lead to suffering when they dominate our experience.  These hindrances are hatred or ill-will; desire for sense experience; restlessness and anxiety; sloth and torpor; doubt and indecision.  The techniques that we learn for working with these in meditation also serve us in daily life allowing us more freedom and creativity in our response to challenges.


“It is possible to learn to respond differently.”   -SangharakshitaTriratna

July 12, 2014 10am-4pm at Naga Center Thai Massage School 4423 NE Tillamook St, Portland Oregon 97213

to register please use the contact us link on our website

Meditation is a practice by which we learn to understand ourselves and the world more clearly and kindly.  It creates the space in our mind to truly choose how we respond creatively to all that life throws at us.  In that space we begin to transform our experience, break out of habits, and truly connect authentically with others.  The workshop will be led by Shantinayaka who draws on decades of meditation and teaching experience in this workshop for beginners and experienced practitioners

“I think it’s quite important to think of meditation not only in terms of becoming more and more concentrated but in terms of becoming more positive, more creative, more outward-going, more reflective, more contented, more happy to be on one’s own, more full of energy, more playful. Meditation is equally all those things.” -Sangharakshita

Meditation Shrine Room

This is a longer meditation retreat near San Francisco led by Vajradaka
to register visit
Jun 14–21 (Sat 7pm to Sat 3pm) at Jikoji.
or Jun 14–16 (Sat 7pm to Mon 5pm)
Sliding scale: $600–470 (Jun 14–21), $230–185 (Jun 14–16)
Registration deadline with $185 deposit: Jun 4

Let’s go!

Join Aryadrishti, Ceba, and Taiga for a casual walk and conversation about the Dharma.  We meet near the restrooms at 1000 acres dog park every third Sunday at 10am.    We walk for about 1.5 hours visiting watering holes along the way.   Dog not required.   Please contact us if you plan to attend.




New Location for Classes

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The Portland Buddhist Center will now be holding classes and events at the Naga Center Thai massage school.

Drop in Meditation  starts May 9th every Tuesday evening at 6pm.