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:

Kado – The Way of Flowers

Kado – The Way of Flowers

Event Dates: Saturday August 23, 2014 – Saturday August 23, 2014

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NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Ikebana (living flower) has its origins in the 7th century when the practice of Buddhism traveled from China and Korea and arrived in Japan. A flower offering was always placed on the altar in front of Buddha. In this ancient discipli... Read more

Friday Practice Evenings

Friday Practice Evenings

Event Dates: Every Friday Evening resuming  July 25th

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Join us every Friday evening for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m..  Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Each evening in... Read more

Wednesday Evenings in the Garden

Wednesday Evenings in the Garden

Event Dates: Wednesday July 2, 2014 – Wednesday August 27, 2014

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Here’s an opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends, in the peaceful Aryaloka gardens. Every Wednesday evening during the summer we will be gathering to help beautify Aryaloka’s grounds, planting,... Read more

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Meditation Tune-Up Evening

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Meditation Tune-Up Evening

Event Dates: Tuesday August 19, 2014 – Tuesday August 19, 2014

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Join us for Meditation Tune-Up Evening at Aryaloka! When study series are complete for our Tuesday Friend’s Nights we like to hold these evenings to delve deeper into meditation before embarking on a new series. Meditation Tune-Up Evenings have three separate groups, cafe style, focusing on... Read more

Offerings to the Buddhas

Offerings to the Buddhas

Event Dates: Saturday August 23, 2014 – Saturday August 23, 2014

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Join us for a fun, creative evening making offerings for our shrine. We’ll paint mani stones and make mantra scrolls to create an abundance of offerings for our shrine. Neither experience nor artistic skill are necessary; anyone with ... Read more

Open Meditation Session

Open Meditation Session

Event Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 7, 2014 – December 30, 2014

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Are you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussio... Read more

As Metta Unfolds: Intermediate Meditation Course

As Metta Unfolds: Intermediate Meditation Course

Event dates: October 8,15, 22, 29, November 5. End time is 9:30 p.m.

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In five weeks of evening sessions we will enter the realms of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. What if you were more kind to yourself? What if you could develop greater compassion for everyone in th... Read more

Introduction to Meditation Course

Introduction to Meditation Course

Event Dates: Wednesday October 15, 2014 – Wednesday October 15, 2014

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This four-week course provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of sitting meditation practice. During the course, two different meditation practices will be taught: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Meditation on... Read more

Young Sangha Gathering

Young Sangha Gathering

Event Dates: Sunday October 19, 2014 – Sunday October 19, 2014

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These classes offer a simple introduction to Buddha’s teachings by emphasizing kindness and respect for others. Our first hour is for children ages up to 9. In each class there is a short talk, gentle meditation, and an arts and cra... Read more

Meditation Tune Up: Moving into the Dhyanas

Meditation Tune Up: Moving into the Dhyanas

Event Dates: Sunday October 19, 2014 – Sunday October 19, 2014

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Do you ever wonder if there is more to meditation practice than you are experiencing? When practicing the Mindfulness of Breathing, do you sometimes wonder what to do after you get to 10? Does your mind wander more than ... Read more

Bodhisattvas at Play – Fall Work Weekend

Bodhisattvas at Play – Fall Work Weekend

Event Dates: Saturday October 25, 2014 – Sunday October 26, 2014

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Please join us for our spring work days on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 25th! This is a great chance to practice generosity and to work together with friends from the Aryaloka sangha to create beauty and harmony inside and outside. We will be cleaning, tidying, working in the gardens ... Read more

Introduction to Meditation Course

Introduction to Meditation Course

Event Dates: Wednesday October 29, 2014 – Wednesday October 29, 2014

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This four-week course provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of sitting meditation practice. During the course, two different meditation practices will be taught: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Meditation on... Read more

Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite

Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite

Event Dates: Friday October 31, 2014 – Sunday November 2, 2014

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You can bring the power of mindfulness into your life by engaging in the practice of mindful eating. To transform your mind, health, and life, learn how to use three steps with food and the act of eating, using 2500-year-old wisdom from the Buddhist tradition. Read more

Introduction to Meditation Course

Introduction to Meditation Course

Event Dates: Wednesday November 5, 2014 – Wednesday November 5, 2014

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This four-week course provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of sitting meditation practice. During the course, two different meditation practices will be taught: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Meditation on... Read more

Sangha Day

Sangha Day

Event Dates: Saturday November 8, 2014 – Saturday November 8, 2014

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“The growth of the sangha should be expected… so long as they meet together frequently and in large numbers…”
~ The Buddha, Mahaparinibbana Sutta

On Saturday, November 23, the Aryaloka community will be joi... Read more

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Event Dates: Tuesday November 11, 2014 – Tuesday November 18, 2014

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This intensive retreat creates an atmosphere conducive to extended meditation with the fewest external distractions. Retreat participants will have no responsibilities during their time here so they can focus completely on their meditation practice. An emphasis on the collective aspect of practice using the... Read more

Exploring Mindfulness: The joy of bringing awareness into our daily lives

Exploring Mindfulness: The joy of bringing awareness into our daily lives

Event Dates: Saturday November 22, 2014 – Saturday November 22, 2014

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Are you ready to take your mindfulness to a deeper level? Treat yourself to a relaxing and spacious day of mindfulness practice, including meditation, activities, noble silence, gentle yoga, and small group discussion. This mini-retreat will offer you practical wa... Read more

Aryaloka Drawing Group

Aryaloka Drawing Group

Event Dates: Sunday November 23, and December 21.


This monthly informal drawing group grew out of a Drawing and Meditation Workshop and it’s a great way to meet up with other artistic spiritual friends.

We meet from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Akashaloka (the building behind the Aryaloka domes).

Bring your own art supplies. While a simple pencil and drawing pad is enough, feel free to bring anything else you may have. Sign-ups not necessary and we will have a Dana bowl for donations. For more information or any questions e-mail Eric Eb... Read more

Keeping it Real: Spiritual Friendship

Keeping it Real: Spiritual Friendship

Event Dates: Saturday December 13, 2014 – Saturday December 13, 2014

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The Dharma off the Cushion” workshop series we will investigate how our everyday lives can express our Dharma practice. Each workshop will focus on a specific topic, and provide tools and guidance for navigating th... Read more

Young Sangha Gathering

Young Sangha Gathering

Event Dates: Sunday December 14, 2014 – Sunday December 14, 2014

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These classes offer a simple introduction to Buddha’s teachings by emphasizing kindness and respect for others. Our first hour is for children ages up to 9. In each class there is a short talk, gentle meditation, and an arts and c... Read more