Arts Evening at Aryaloka

Arts Evening at Aryaloka

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012 Times: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Sunday, November 11th, from 6-9 p.m. Aryaloka Buddhist Center welcomes you to a spectacular autumn evening of the arts!  Maine interdisciplinary artist Rebekah Younger will speak about her contemplative photography exhibition Earth, Water, Fire.  Rebekah’s exhibition is on display at Aryaloka through November [...]

“The Stitch-Fold Path: Coloring the Buddha” Quilt Show

“The Stitch-Fold Path: Coloring the Buddha” Quilt Show

Start Date: November 18, 2012 End Date: December 18, 2012 Akashavanda loves playing with colorful fabrics and finding unique and beautiful images of the Buddha to be reproduced with fabric. This solo show will present a collection of art quilts made with the theme of celebrating the Buddha though vibrant color. To convey the Buddha’s [...]

Experiencing the Joy of Mindfulness

Experiencing the Joy of Mindfulness

Start Date: Friday, January 25, 2013 End Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013 Register for this Event Sometimes we create so many rules and “shoulds” that we turn our Buddhist practice into a dry white-knuckled endeavor . Consider, instead, relaxing into the present moment and enjoying the abundance of  joy manifesting around us. Join Arjava and [...]

Men’s Practice Day – January

Men’s Practice Day – January

Date: January 27, 2013 Times: 7 am. – 3 p.m. Working with the Five Hindrances in Meditation The Five Hindrances were pointed out by the Buddha as mental states that get in the way of our progress in meditation, weaken the mind, and obstruct wisdom.  From new meditator to seasoned practitioner, finding methods of working [...]

Men’s Practice Day – February

Men’s Practice Day – February

Date: February 23, 2013 Times: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This month at our Men’s Practice Day Sravaniya visits us from the Boston sangha to lead a vibrant study of ethical speech. To begin with, Buddhists adopt the Five Precepts as a working ground for ethical practice, and the fourth precept is concerned with truthful [...]

In the Words of the Buddha: The Five Factors of the Mind’s Release

In the Words of the Buddha: The Five Factors of the Mind’s Release

Start Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013 End Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013 Register for this Event What do we really need in order to mature spiritually, and in order to move closer to Awakening? A fascinating discussion between the Buddha and a headstrong attendant, Meghiya, suggests that spiritual friendship, ethics, study, meditation, and attending to [...]

Before, During, & After Each Bite: A 3-Step Guide to Mindful Eating Retreat

Before, During, & After Each Bite: A 3-Step Guide to Mindful Eating Retreat

Start Date: Friday, March 15, 2013 End Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013 Register for this Event 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 [...]

CANCELED – Men’s Practice Day – March

CANCELED – Men’s Practice Day – March

Date: March 24, 2013 Times: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED – SO SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE!  SEE YOU AGAIN ON MAY 11 (NO APRIL GATHERING).   Aryaloka Men’s Practice Days are an opportunity for men in the sangha to spend time together in meditation and discussion around aspects of the [...]

Words Truthful, Beneficial, and Pleasing: The Buddha’s Criteria for Communication

Words Truthful, Beneficial, and Pleasing: The Buddha’s Criteria for Communication

Start Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013 End Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013 Register for this Event In the Abhayarajakumara Sutta the Buddha explains – exemplifies – skillful speech. A meeting between the Buddha and Prince Abhaya leads to a pithy discussion of expectations of teachers and the motivation and truthfulness of teachers. It gives, in [...]

Bahiya Sutta from the Udana

Bahiya Sutta from the Udana

Start Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013 End Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013 Register for this Event Bahiya of the Bark Garment wondered “who in this world is an arahant (a spiritual practitioner who has destroyed greed, hatred and delusion)? Could I be an arahant?” To find out, Bahiya went to find the Buddha and asked [...]