Spring Community Retreat

Spring Community Retreat

Event Dates: May 24, 2019 – May 27, 2019 A chance to practice, live and work together. The practice of sangha, or spiritual community, takes many forms and happens in different contexts. On this long weekend we will meditate together, share meals, and engage in projects around Aryaloka to maintain and beautify the center and […]

Visions of the Beyond: Exploring Mozart’s Requiem

Visions of the Beyond: Exploring Mozart’s Requiem

Event Date/Time: June 1st, 10am-3pm Visions of the Beyond: Exploring Mozart’s Requiem The Mozart Requiem, written in the final month’s of the composer’s life, is a pinnacle of artistic endeavor and creation. Sravaniya will lead an in-depth exploration of its mysterious genesis, its music, and how this music touches both worldly depths and the heavenly […]

A Path of Awakening, an Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

A Path of Awakening, an Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Event Date/Time: June 15, 10am – 4pm 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 Buddhist tradition. Participants […]

Unearthing the Buddha, Men’s Dharma Weekend

Unearthing the Buddha, Men’s Dharma Weekend

Event Dates: June 21, 2019 – June 23, 2019 What Keeps us in the Dark? One of the great metaphors of spiritual practice is the image of illumination: of moving out of the constricting darkness of ignorance to the infinite light of wisdom. This retreat will explore that metaphor through rich discussion and meditation practice, […]

Mantra Chanting Workshop

Mantra Chanting Workshop

Event Date/Time: July 13, 9am – 1pm Mantra Chanting Do you hesitate to chant because you think you can’t sing? Would you like to feel more confident about chanting in general? Or do you just want to have some fun chanting for a morning? In this workshop we will make chanting more approachable! We’ll begin […]

Portable Shrine Making

Portable Shrine Making

Event Date/Time: July 13, 9am – 1pm Portable Shrine Making with Maryellen Burke Maryellen will teach how to work with book binding techniques and book boards to make simple, inspiring, portable shrines. Materials will be provided although we invite you to bring along any paper images of buddhas or rupas that you’d like to work […]

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

Event Date/Time: July 13, 1pm – 5pm Join us for an epic ritual celebration of the Buddha’s Teaching. Multiple readings will be prepared to bring the Dharma alive through the three great periods of Buddhist development: the teachings of the Pali Canon, the cosmic outpouring of the Mahayana, and the rich symbolism and magic of […]

Ancient Wisdom: The Buddha’s Noble Eight-Fold Path | A Dharma Practice Day

Ancient Wisdom: The Buddha’s Noble Eight-Fold Path | A Dharma Practice Day

Event Date/Time: July 14, 10am – 4pm Ancient Wisdom: The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path | A Dharma Practice Day July is the time of year on the Buddhist calendar when we reflect upon and celebrate the Buddha’s decision to try and communicate his Awakening to others. Happily, he was successful, and we’re still enjoying the […]

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

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 fabric of this retreat. Participants […]

The Way of Mindfulness and Meditation | an introduction

The Way of Mindfulness and Meditation | an introduction

Event Date/Time: July 27, 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 […]

Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members

Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members

Event Dates: August 2-4, 2019 Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members – led by Dh. Dhammarati “By thinking of all sentient beings As more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel For accomplishing the highest aim, I will always hold them dear.” The Seven Point Mind Training verses recommend that […]

Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members

Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members

Event Dates: August 2-4, 2019 Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members led by Dh. Dhammarati “By thinking of all sentient beings As more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel For accomplishing the highest aim, I will always hold them dear.” The Seven Point Mind Training verses recommend that we […]

Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members

Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members

Event Dates: August 2-4, 2019 Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members led by Dh. Dhammarati “By thinking of all sentient beings As more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel For accomplishing the highest aim, I will always hold them dear.” The Seven Point Mind Training verses recommend that we […]

Kindling the Fire | A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Kindling the Fire | A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Event Date/Time: Sept 6, 7pm – Sept 8, 2pm Much of what we work with in spiritual life is the varied and sometimes unpredictable weather of our inner world. Finding consistent energy for yoga and meditation, as well as dealing with what comes up in practice, are challenges we all face. Sometimes we may feel […]

From Samsara to Nirvana | How the Buddha’s Teachings on Conditionality Explain – Literally – Everything

From Samsara to Nirvana | How the Buddha’s Teachings on Conditionality Explain – Literally – Everything

Event Date/Time: Sept 27, 7pm – Sept 29, 2pm imasmiṃ sati idaṃ hoti imass’ uppādā idaṃ uppajjati imasmiṃ asati idaṃ na hoti imassa nirodhā idaṃ nirujjhati This being, that becomes. From the arising of this, that arises. This not being, that doesn’t become. From the ceasing of this, that ceases. “Wonderful, Lord, marvelous, Lord, is […]