Welcome to Aryaloka!

Aryaloka is a place dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhism. We are part of the Triratna Buddhist Community - an international network of public centers, communities and projects. Our mission is to create the best possible conditions in which to explore and practice the Buddhist path. We study and practice meditation and Buddhadharma in a spiritual community based on the ideals of compassion, generosity, and awareness.

Below you'll find information about featured and upcoming events, retreats, and news from our center. Hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events at Aryaloka:

Ancient Wisdom: The Buddha’s Noble Eight-Fold Path | A Dharma Practice Day

Ancient Wisdom: The Buddha’s Noble Eight-Fold Path | A Dharma Practice Day

Event Date/Time: July 14, 10am – 4pm


Ancient Wisdom: The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path | A Dharma Practice Day

July is the time of year on the Buddhist calendar when we reflect upon and celebrate the Buddha’s decision to try and communicate his Awakening to others. Happily, he was successful, and we’re still enjoying the fruits of that effort, 2500 years later. One of the earliest known forms of his Vision is the teaching of the Fou... Read more

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

This intensive retreat creates an atmosphere conducive to extended meditation with the fewest external distractions. Retreat participants will have minimal responsibilities during their time here so they can focus completely on their meditation practice. An emphasis on the collective aspect of practice using the five precepts is woven into the fabric of this retreat.

Participants will have the opportunity for individual conversations with retreat leaders about their meditation practice.

Meals will be light and snacks will be provided. After a brief introduction, and a ... Read more

The Way of Mindfulness and Meditation | an introduction

The Way of Mindfulness and Meditation | an introduction

Event Date/Time: July 27, 10am – 4pm


On this introductory workshop we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Mindfulness of Breathing, a meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years, and learn everything they need to begin a regular and effective meditation practice. A vegetarian lunch is provided and included in the cost. Suitab... Read more

Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members

Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members

Event Dates: August 2-4, 2019


Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members – led by Dh. Dhammarati

“By thinking of all sentient beings
As more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel
For accomplishing the highest aim,
I will always hold them dear.”

The Seven Point Mind Training verses recommend that we ‘train with slogans’. This is the approach of the ... Read more

Kindling the Fire | A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Kindling the Fire | A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Event Date/Time: Sept 6, 7pm – Sept 8, 2pm


Much of what we work with in spiritual life is the varied and sometimes unpredictable weather of our inner world. Finding consistent energy for yoga and meditation, as well as dealing with what comes up in practice, are challenges we all face. Sometimes we may feel blocked, scattered, or too rough around the edges to effectively integrate our practice into our lives.

The Read more

From Samsara to Nirvana | How the Buddha’s Teachings on Conditionality Explain – Literally – Everything

From Samsara to Nirvana | How the Buddha’s Teachings on Conditionality Explain – Literally – Everything

Event Date/Time: Sept 27, 7pm – Sept 29, 2pm


imasmiṃ sati idaṃ hoti
imass’ uppādā idaṃ uppajjati
imasmiṃ asati idaṃ na hoti
imassa nirodhā idaṃ nirujjhati

This being, that becomes.
From the arising of this, that arises.
This not being, that doesn’t become.
From the ceasing of this, that ceases.

“Wonderful, Lord, marvelous, Lord, is the... Read more