Mandala Evening: Celebrating Our Connection with Our Spiritual Home

Mandala Evening: Celebrating Our Connection with Our Spiritual Home

Event Date: Monday, March 26, 6:00 – 9:00 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. Join […]

Children’s Sangha

Children’s Sangha

Event Dates: Saturday, March 31 Children’s Sangha gatherings are a wonderful way to introduce Buddhism and mindfulness to your young ones. Each month, Alisha offers a unique and lovely occasion for you to share with your children and the Aryaloka community. Feel free to call the office if you have any questions about these gatherings. If […]

Transform Your Life with Mindfulness Meditation

Transform Your Life with Mindfulness Meditation

Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm This workshop is an intensive introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will be taught. Mindfulness of Breathing is a practice that helps us to develop a calm, clear, and focused mind. With mindfulness […]

Spiritual Affirmations: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the Quest for Transcendence

Spiritual Affirmations: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the Quest for Transcendence

Event Dates: Saturday, April 28, 2018 We will explore the music, the genesis and the ‘spiritual philosophy’ of one of the great masterworks of all ages, one that transcends boundaries of time, culture, and class. What makes “the Ninth” (as it’s popularly known) such an enduring and alluring work? Why is it seen as a milestone […]

Men’s Practice Day

Men’s Practice Day

Event Date: April 29, 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 […]

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Event Dates: Wednesday evenings, May 16 – June 20 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 […]

Men’s Practice Day

Men’s Practice Day

Event Date: May 27, 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 […]

Write Here, Write Now

Write Here, Write Now

Event Date: Sunday September 23, 2018. 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 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 […]