Tuesday Friends’ Nights in August will be held at the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

Tuesday Friends’ Nights in August will be held at the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

Event Dates: Begins Tuesday, August 8, 2017 This August, while Aryaloka’s building will be closed for retreats, Tuesday Friends’ Night will take place at the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22 and 29. All other Tuesday Friends’ Night’s will take place at Aryaloka. The Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has been very kind in offering their space for these […]

Write Here, Write Now!

Write Here, Write Now!

Event Dates: Sunday August 20, 2017 Beginning and experienced writers are invited to join Barbara Steiner for a day-long creative writing workshop at Aryaloka Buddhist Center. Based on the Amherst Writers and Artists method, we’ll write in response to exercises (which you are free to ignore) designed to help us bypass our inner critic and write […]

Introduction to Meditation Course

Introduction to Meditation Course

Event Dates: Wednesdays, September 6 – September 27, 2017 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 Loving Kindness. These are traditional Buddhist meditation techniques dating back to the time of the Buddha, […]

Mandala Evening: The Dharma as Recovery from Samsara

Mandala Evening: The Dharma as Recovery from Samsara

Event Date: Tuesday, September 26, 6:45 – 9:15 pm Once a quarter, the entire sangha will gather together at Aryaloka for an extra special, extra inspiring, community-building event. These Mandala Evenings are opportunities for all members of the sangha – Order members, Mitras, Friends – to gather together for collective practice, study, friendship, and rejoicing. […]

Meditation Tune Up: Moving into the Dhyanas

Meditation Tune Up: Moving into the Dhyanas

Event Dates: Sunday, October 1, 2017 This month expand your meditation practice and join Order member Lilasiddhi in an intensive Saturday workshop called Moving Into the Dhyanas! The Dhyanas – concentrated states of mind characterized by calm, presence, and joy – are attainable by everyone. This workshop will explore these refined mental states and provide tools […]

Shibui: Ink, Paper, Stone Exhibition

Shibui: Ink, Paper, Stone Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: October 15 – November 30. Opening reception October 15. Coupling Rona Conti’s  elegant, graceful, sweep of black ink on absorbent paper, with the meditative serene,  stacked stone  prints of Soosen Dunholter produces a two-person exhibition called Shibui: Ink, Paper, Stone. The work of these two New England artists shares the meaning of the Japanese word SHIBUI: the balance of simplicity and […]

Sangha Retreat: Spiral and Mandala ~ Charting the Inner Way, a Retreat for the Northeast Triratna Sangha

Sangha Retreat: Spiral and Mandala ~ Charting the Inner Way, a Retreat for the Northeast Triratna Sangha

Event Dates: Friday, October 20, 2017 – Sunday, October 22, 2017 A sangha retreat, for friends, mitras and Order members across the region; this retreat will be suitable for people just getting their feet on a path and for people who’ve been walking for ages. The retreat aims to ‘inspire and guide’ through collective practice as […]

Write Here, Write Now

Write Here, Write Now

Event Date: Sunday November 5, 2017 Beginning and experienced writers are invited to join Barbara Steiner for a day-long creative writing workshop at Aryaloka Buddhist Center. Based on the Amherst Writers and Artists method, we’ll write in response to exercises (which you are free to ignore) designed to help us bypass our inner critic and write […]

The 3-Steps to Mindful Eating Retreat

The 3-Steps to Mindful Eating Retreat

Event Dates: Friday, March 16, 2018 – Sunday, March 18, 2018 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. […]