Welcome to the Portsmouth Buddhist Sangha

Thich Nhat Hanh ringing a mindfulness bell.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thầy), inviting the bell.

Please note, we have changed locations. 292 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

The Portsmouth Community of Mindfulness is a Sangha (community of practice) in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh as well as other teachers.

We meet every Thursday at 7 pm at South Church, 292 State Street in Portsmouth, to support our practice of meditation and mindfulness.  Use the side entrance to the lower level.

All are welcome, beginner or advanced practitioners alike, to create peace in ourselves and in the world.
Each Thursday we begin with sitting meditation, including instruction for beginners/newcomers, followed by a short program and sharing.

The first, second, and fourth Thursday of the month, we will be reading “The Book Of Joy“. The third Thursday of each month, we will recite the Five Mindfulness Trainings”

We also offer classes on Buddhism, meditation, and mindfulness at the Portsmouth Library and other venues, as well as Days of Mindfulness.


The Four Immeasurables

May all beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness.
May we be free from suffering and the root of suffering.
May we not be separated from the great happiness that is devoid of suffering.
May we dwell in the great equanimity, free from passion, aggression and prejudice.