It’s free, it’s fun, it’s a Kula Fair!

It’s free, it’s fun, it’s a Kula Fair!

Event date: Tuesday, November 14th, 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Kula: “A community of the heart; a group of people who come together for a shared purpose.” Aryaloka is more than its buildings and grounds, more than its classes and retreats. At the heart of Aryaloka is a community of people with a shared love […]

Men’s GFR Day

Men’s GFR Day

Event Date: December 10, 2017, 9 am – 2 pm This Men’s GFR Day is an opportunity for men in the Triratna Ordination process to study and practice together. The day will include time for meditation, discussion, and relaxing with one another. All men in the Triratna Ordination process are invited to attend. This event will […]

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat (rescheduled)

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat (rescheduled)

Event Dates: Thursday, December 14, 2017 – Tuesday, December 19, 2017 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 five […]

Winter Meditation Retreat

Winter Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: December 27, 2017 –  December 31, 2017 Tis the season to be still! Tis the season to reflect! As we enter the depths of winter we will use the opportunity of this end of year retreat to do two things: We will simply enjoy days of shared stillness, deep silence and meditation, and we […]

New Year’s Eve Bell Ringing

New Year’s Eve Bell Ringing

Event dates: Sunday, December 31, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018 If you’re looking for a different way to celebrate the new year on the last night of December, we hope you’ll consider ringing in 2018 at Aryaloka Buddhist Center. We will be hosting a special New Year’s Eve bell-ringing event in our shrine room starring […]

Meditate For Peace Day

Meditate For Peace Day

Event Dates: Monday, January 1, 2018 Please join us once again for Meditate for Peace Day. This will be our twelfth annual meditation day at the dawn of the New Year. Join us in the spirit of peace and loving-kindness for the benefit of all beings. Beginning at 7 a.m., meditation sessions will start every hour […]

Buddhist Recovery Meetings

Buddhist Recovery Meetings

Event Date: Thursdays, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Meeting weekly on Thursdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, the Buddhist Recovery Meetings take place at the Aryaloka Buddhist Center, at the building behind the domes, Akashaloka. Please note: The meetings on January 4 and 11 will be held in Aryaloka, not Akashaloka. The meetings are facilitated by […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Date: January 5, 2018  Join us 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 includes a combination […]

Becoming a Vegetarian

Becoming a Vegetarian

Event Date: Sunday, January 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Becoming a Vegetarian’ is a four-hour workshop that will explore how to adopt a vegetarian diet and the reasons Buddhism encourages followers to be vegetarian. We’ll look at the ethical principle of no harm, how the Buddha expressed this, and then spend time preparing and eating a vegetarian […]

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: Finding Joy in the Songs of Milarepa

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: Finding Joy in the Songs of Milarepa

Event Date: Sunday, January 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come enjoy a day wandering in the mountains of Tibet with Milarepa, ‘yogi saint’ of the tenth century. To find great joy is the aim of Milarepa’s teachings, communicated to his followers through song. We will look at some of these verses, focusing on those […]

Men’s Practice Day

Men’s Practice Day

Event Date: January 28, 2018, 9 am – 2 pm Men’s Days are an opportunity for men in the sangha to study and practice together. Each practice day will include time for meditation, discussion, and relaxing with one another. All men in the sangha are invited to attend. Men’s Days will meet in Akashaloka. Please […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Date: February 9, 2018  Join us 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 includes a […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Date: March 2, 2018  Join us for a session of collective meditation. Each evening includes a combination of meditation (either the Mindfulness of Breathing or Metta Bhavana practices) with some minimal explanation for any newcomers, followed by a short relaxing period of tea. Everyone who is familiar with the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta […]

Men’s Practice Day

Men’s Practice Day

Event Date: March 25, 2018, 9 am – 2 pm Men’s Days are an opportunity for men in the sangha to study and practice together. Each practice day will include time for meditation, discussion, and relaxing with one another. All men in the sangha are invited to attend. Men’s Days will meet in Akashaloka. Please […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Date: March 30, 2018  Join us 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 includes a […]

Friday Practice Evenings

Friday Practice Evenings

Event Date: April 20 and April 27, 2018  Join us for a session of collective practice, including meditation, and chanting. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Each evening includes a combination of meditation (either the Mindfulness of Breathing or Metta Bhavana practices) with some minimal explanation for any newcomers, a short reading, […]