Arts at Aryaloka

Appreciation and practice of the arts is seen within the Triratna Buddhist Community as an important means of engaging the emotions in the spiritual life and of making a bridge between traditional Buddhism and Western culture. Many of our sangha members make their living in the arts or have a strong creative talent. The arts bring richness and depth to our community and a personal connection with our own practice.

Aryaloka offers many opportunities to engage in creative pursuits through classes, retreats and workshops. We also have frequent arts events – musical performances, art showings, and more – through our Arts at Aryaloka programming. Arts events are open to all and always promise to be lively and elevating.

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Aryaloka Drawing Group

Event Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015


drawinggroup_smThis monthly informal drawing group grew out of a Drawing and Meditation Workshop and it’s a great way to meet up with other artistic spiritual friends.

We meet from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Akashaloka (the building behind the Aryaloka domes).

Bring your own art supplies. While a simple pencil and drawing pad is enough, feel free to bring anything else you may have. Sign-ups not necessary and we will have a Dana bowl for donations. For more information or any questions e-mail Eric Ebbeson at ericsueebbeson@comcast.net

Led by: Eric Ebbeson
Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Donations appreciated
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page
The Generosity Kula invites everyone – each time time they come to Aryaloka – to bring one item for our collection boxes in the entryway. We are collecting non-perishable food items, personal care/cleaning products, or warm clothing items. Your generosity makes such a difference in many people’s lives! We thank you for your past donations and encourage you to continue. With gratitude, the Generosity Kula.

Movie Night: Samsara

Event Dates: Saturday May 9, 2015


samsara_smAryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 7 pm. There is no registration for Movie Night; just stop by and enjoy the film!

Samsara, May 9

Samsara explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of humanity’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation. (PG-13, 2011) (more…)

Movie Night: Ten Questions for the Dalai Lama

Event Dates: Saturday April 11, 2015


Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 7 pm. There is no registration for Movie Night; just stop by and enjoy the film!

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama, April 11

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Filmmaker Rick Ray asks the Dalai Lama ten key questions during the course of an interview, which is inter-cut with a biography of the Dalai Lama, a history of modern Tibet, and a chronicle of Ray’s journey securing the interview. (Not rated, 2006) (more…)

Movie Night: The Dhamma Brothers

Event Dates: Friday March 6, 2015 – Friday March 6, 2015

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Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 7 pm. There is no registration for Movie Night; just stop by and enjoy the film!

dhammabrothersThe Dhamma Brothers, March 6

An overcrowded, maximum security prison becomes the first prison in the United States to hold an extended vipassana retreat. The Dhamma Brothers follows the stories of several inmates who participate in this program. (Not Rated, 2007)

 

After the film, several members of Aryaloka’s Kshanti Outreach Project will discuss their experiences teaching and learning the Dharma in the Concord State Prison. Donations will be collected for the Freedom Behind Bars Foundation, who produced The Dhamma Brothers. (more…)

Movie Night: Journey to the West

Event Dates: Saturday February 14, 2015


Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 7 pm. There is no registration for movie night; just stop by and enjoy the film!

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Journey to the West, Feb 14

Based on one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature of the same name, Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West is a contemporary remake of the misadventures of the Buddhist monk Xuanzhang as he makes a pilgrimage from China to India. (PG-13, 2014)

If you would like to help with set up and clean up, or bring some refreshments, please sign up here: (more…)

Movie Night: Kundun

Event Dates: Saturday, January 10, 2015


Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015!

This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 7 pm. There is no registration for movie night, just stop by and enjoy the film!
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Kundun, January 10

The epic biographical film based on the life and writings of the 14th Dalai Lama, the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet. (PG-13, 1997) (more…)

Aryaloka Drawing Group

Event Date: Sundays, January 4th, February 1st, and March 2st


drawing_group_smThis monthly informal drawing group grew out of a Drawing and Meditation Workshop and it’s a great way to meet up with other artistic spiritual friends. (more…)