Meditate for Peace Day

Meditate for Peace Day

Event Date: January 1, 2019 – 8am-7pm Please join us for the 13th annual Meditate for Peace Day this New Year’s Day. Every year we gather at Aryaloka to meditate and reflect on peace, setting the tone for the year ahead. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to appreciate this day — all are welcome! […]

Children’s Sangha Gathering

Children’s Sangha Gathering

Event Date: Sunday, January 6, 2:00-3:30pm 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. In each class there is a short talk, gentle meditation, and an arts and […]

Who Hates the Metta Bhavana? Level 2 Meditation Course

Who Hates the Metta Bhavana? Level 2 Meditation Course

Event Dates/Times: Wednesday Evenings, Jan 23 – Feb 13, 7-9pm Do you find yourself avoiding the metta bhavana practice? Do you only do it because you’re “supposed to”? Do you find yourself skipping stages that you find difficult? Sometimes our metta bhavana can seem dry and repetitive. At worst the practice can trigger feelings of failure, […]

The Way of Mindfulness and Meditation, an Introduction

The Way of Mindfulness and Meditation, an Introduction

Event Date/Time: January 26, 10am – 4pm On this introductory workshop we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Mindfulness of Breathing, a meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years, and learn everything they need to begin a […]

Men’s Dharma Practice: Mindfulness and Liberation

Men’s Dharma Practice: Mindfulness and Liberation

Event Date/Time: January 27, 1-5pm This gathering will explore the practice of mindfulness and how it can contribute to a freeing of our hearts from the forces of greed, hatred and delusion in this very moment. We’ll explore how to move from habitual, contracted, reactive states of mind, to a more open and creative dynamic. Suitable […]

The Path as Symbol: Meditation Retreat

The Path as Symbol: Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: February 8-10, 2019 “The path is a symbol, representing the fact that we can change… The path itself is not out there; it is in here. The path simply represents the individual solution to your own particular predicament. If you know and understand yourself as you are now, that puts you in a position […]

Parinirvana Day: Enlightenment and Death

Parinirvana Day: Enlightenment and Death

Event date/time: February 15, 7-9pm Parinirvana is the annual observance of the death, or Final Nirvana, of the Buddha. It’s an opportunity to reflect upon the final days of the Buddha, and the great mystery of Enlightenment and Death. It is also a time when we remember those we’ve lost. Parinirvana is one of the […]