Tuesday Friends’ Night: Ambedkar Day Celebration

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Ambedkar Day Celebration

Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 – 9:15 pm The great leader and reformer Dr. Ambedkar was born into one of the lowest social castes in India, but died as a highly respected reformer, scholar, and Buddhist. During his radical life he became a transformer of unjust social life in India. His leadership in social and economic […]

Children’s Sangha – Blue Job Hike

Children’s Sangha – Blue Job Hike

Event Dates: Saturday, October 28 (rain date October 29) This month we will be taking a hike up Blue Job Mountain in Farmington / Rochester, NH. This event is by donation. However, it is important that you register so we know how many are coming and will wait for everyone at the parking area before heading […]

Sangha Day

Sangha Day

Event Dates: Saturday, November 4, 2017 Everyone is welcome to join this festive celebration of the local, international, historical, and archetypal spiritual communities! This year’s festival will focus on how we as Buddhists, individually and as a sangha, practice during times of chaos and uncertainty. The festival will begin with meditation and a seven-fold puja, followed […]

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana

Event Date: Sunday, November 5th This workshop is an intensive introduction to the Metta Bhavana meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught. Metta Bhavana (cultivation of loving kindness) is a method of working with our hearts and mind together, allowing us to enjoy greater positivity towards others and […]

Bodhisattvas at Play: Autumn Work Day

Bodhisattvas at Play: Autumn Work Day

Event date: Saturday, November 25th, 9 am to 4 pm Please join us for our autumn work day! 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. The goal and focus of this work day is readying the center for the […]

Mandala Evening: Using the Dharma to Understand – and Overcome – Racial Bias in Ourselves and Our Communities

Mandala Evening: Using the Dharma to Understand – and Overcome – Racial Bias in Ourselves and Our Communities

Event Date: Tuesday, December 19, 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. […]

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Event Dates: Wednesday evenings, January 24 – February 28 On these six Wednesday evenings we will learn traditional Buddhist meditations and explore basic Buddhist teachings.  The three basic meditation forms taught will include the Mindfulness of Breathing, the Metta Bhavana or development of loving-kindness meditation, and walking meditation. These forms have been found to be supportive […]