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:

The Buddha’s Path of Kindness

The Buddha’s Path of Kindness

Event Date/Time: May 5, 10am – 4pm


“Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings”
from the Karaniya Metta Sutta

On this introductory meditation workshop we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of kindness or metta, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Metta Bhavana, or Cultivation of Loving-Kindness practice, a meditation... Read more

Introduction to Meditation, a Morning Series

Introduction to Meditation, a Morning Series

Event Dates/Times: Tuesday Mornings, May 7 – June 11, 10:15am – 12:15pm


A Moment’s Peace

Although there is much recent press about mindfulness and meditation, people have been enjoying the effects of meditation for thousands of years. Meditation is a practice that can bring lasting calm and brightness to our lives. This six-week course will introduce participants to the mindfulness of breathing and loving-kindness meditations. This conveniently scheduled course will give participants everything they need to begin... Read more

Only Connect, a day workshop for newer meditators

Only Connect, a day workshop for newer meditators

Event Date/Time: May 11, 10am – 4pm


ONLY CONNECT

A day workshop/retreat for relatively new meditators. Having attended some beginners classes is required.

A day of mindfulness and meditation on the theme of being connected through awareness and conscious intent. This will include guidance on how to have a clear sense of connection between your body and emotions by using thinking and imagination in a useful and effective way.

This is a theme which Vajradaka has been developing for many years, he has come up with a model which is... Read more

The Dynamic Mandala, a Meditation Retreat

The Dynamic Mandala, a Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: May 17, 2019 – May 19, 2019


THE DYNAMIC MANDALA

For experienced meditators who have had a regular meditation practice for more than six months.

We will explore how all the main aspects of ourselves can come together into a dynamic and creative process of awareness and development in the context of meditation and everyday mindfulness.

Vajradaka will combine workshop and retreat modes for this weekend. He will present an approach to meditation and mindfulness which he has been developing for many years which connects and... Read more

Spring Community Retreat

Spring Community Retreat

Event Dates: May 24, 2019 – May 27, 2019


A chance to practice, live and work together.

The practice of sangha, or spiritual community, takes many forms and happens in different contexts. On this long weekend we will meditate together, share meals, and engage in projects around Aryaloka to maintain and beautify the center and grounds. The low cost and flexible attendance options allow for a variety of ways to participate. Come for the whole weekend, or just a day, connect and have some fun with fellow Dharma-farers!

 

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Visions of the Beyond: Exploring Mozart’s Requiem

Visions of the Beyond: Exploring Mozart’s Requiem

Event Date/Time: June 1st, 10am-3pm


Visions of the Beyond: Exploring Mozart’s Requiem

The Mozart Requiem, written in the final month’s of the composer’s life, is a pinnacle of artistic endeavor and creation. Sravaniya will lead an in-depth exploration of its mysterious genesis, its music, and how this music touches both worldly depths and the heavenly sublime. What are the ingredients that give Mozart’s music the taste of easy perfection? How can our own life quests be inspired by Mozart’s creative vision? Through a combination of listen... Read more

A Path of Awakening, an Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

A Path of Awakening, an Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Event Date/Time: June 15, 10am – 4pm


The Buddhist Path of Awakening has endured 2500 years throughout multiple cultures, and is still fresh, approachable and relevant today. Always practical, the Buddha’s teachings apply to all areas of life. This introductory course will focus on the core teachings and meditation practices of the Buddhist tradition. Participants will find all they need to gain a basic understanding of Buddhist teaching, or to start an effec... Read more

Unearthing the Buddha, Men’s Dharma Weekend

Unearthing the Buddha, Men’s Dharma Weekend

Event Dates: June 21, 2019 – June 23, 2019


What Keeps us in the Dark?

One of the great metaphors of spiritual practice is the image of illumination: of moving out of the constricting darkness of ignorance to the infinite light of wisdom. This retreat will explore that metaphor through rich discussion and meditation practice, as well as meaningful ritual. The weekend will be built around the myth of emergence with rituals to support the theme and engage the imagination. Participants will live as a community, creating a space of liberative practic... Read more