The Way of Kindness, an Introduction to Meditation

The Way of Kindness, an Introduction to Meditation

Event Date/Time: February 16, 10am – 4pm “Even as a mother protects with her life Her child, her only child, So with a boundless heart Should one cherish all living beings” from the Karaniya Metta Sutta On this introductory meditation workshop we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of kindness or metta, generally as a living […]

Men’s Dharma Practice: The Kind Heart

Men’s Dharma Practice: The Kind Heart

Event Date/Time: February 17, 1-5pm This gathering will be an opportunity to explore approaches to cultivating a kinder heart. We will reflect upon the principles of non-harm and kindness, utilizing stories from the Buddha’s life, meditation and discussion. We hope that participants will leave the day with some feasible next-steps on their journey of awakening. […]

Meditation and Mindfulness, an Introduction

Meditation and Mindfulness, an Introduction

Event Dates/Times: Wednesday Evenings, Feb 20 – March 13, 7-9pm A four week introduction on Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm 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 […]

Yoga and Meditation Weekend Retreat

Yoga and Meditation Weekend Retreat

Event Dates: Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24, 2019 In yoga we seek to find suitable grounding and remain aware of the transitions we make through shifting poses, all the while keeping the breath alive and vital in our practice. So too in meditation we must stay grounded while being open to our changing […]

Write Here, Write Now

Write Here, Write Now

Event Date: Sunday March 3, 2019 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 prompts (which you are free to ignore) designed to help us bypass our inner critic and […]

Children’s Sangha

Children’s Sangha

Event Date: Sunday, March 3, 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 […]

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Event Dates: March 7-10, 2019 This intensive retreat creates an atmosphere conducive to extended meditation with the fewest external distractions. Retreat participants will have minimal 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 precepts is woven into the […]

Ancient Wisdom: The Life of the Buddha, a Dharma Practice Day

Ancient Wisdom: The Life of the Buddha, a Dharma Practice Day

Event Date: Saturday, March 16, 10am – 4pm Who was the Buddha and What did he Teach? On this day retreat, we will explore the life of the Buddha through meditation, storytelling, and discussion. We will look at what we think to be the facts of his life, the who, where and when of it, […]

Medicine for the Heart and Mind, an Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Medicine for the Heart and Mind, an Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Event Date/Time: Saturday, March 30, 10am – 4pm The Buddha’s Teaching as Something That can Help How do we practice Buddhism in the modern world? After 2500 years, the Buddha’s teaching is still relevant, radical, practical and fresh. This day workshop will give participants an introduction to the life and teachings of the Buddha, and all […]

Men’s Dharma Practice: Ritual Spaces

Men’s Dharma Practice: Ritual Spaces

Event Date/Time: March 31, 1-5pm As part of the lead up to the big Men’s Dharma Weekend in June, we’ll be exploring our responses to devotion and ritual in our practice. How do we respond to myth and symbol? Are there particular myths that inspire us to look deeper into our consciousness, deeper into the […]

A Path of Awakening, an Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

A Path of Awakening, an Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Event Dates/Times: Wednesday Evenings, April 3 – May 8, 7-9pm The Buddhist Path of Awakening has endured 2500 years throughout multiple cultures, and is still fresh, approachable and relevant today. Always practical, the Buddha’s teachings apply to all areas of life. This introductory course will focus on the core teachings and meditation practices of the […]