Start Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
End Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Experiencing the Joy of MindfulnessSometimes 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 Akashavanda for a fun weekend retreat exploring mindfulness through humor, meditation, silence, music and chanting. Activities will include laughing yoga, a Buddhist scavenger hunt, small-group discussion, and an ever-present mindfulness bell! Arjava, a creative cook, will lead those interested in cooking healthy, flavorful food for a gratitude dinner.

Open to all, but designed especially for beginners who have not yet attended a weekend retreat.


At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

Led by: Arjava, Akashavanda
Times: 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Aryaloka
Registration: Registration Page
Fee: Sliding Scale $225/185/145
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page