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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Visions of Impermanence: Art Exhibit

Event Dates: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Thursday, May 26 2016


Green TaraThis spring Aryaloka has the Visions of Impermanence Art Exhibit on view featuring the art of Tom Gaillard and Deb Howard.

The art exhibit is on view in the yoga room from Tuesday, April 19th – Thursday, May 26th,  Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Yellow Buddha

Tom Gaillard and Deb Howard have deeply reflected on the nature of impermanence and translated their perception into artistic expression. This art exhibit will give you an appreciation of the impertinent fleeting beauty of life.

To learn more view Tom Gaillard’s and Deb Howard’s artist statements in PDF format below.

Artists Statement_Gaillard   &   Artist Statement_Howard

Led by: Tom Gaillard and Deb Howard
Times:  Exhibit on view: Tuesday, April 19th – Thursday, May 26th M-F 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.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.

Aryaloka Drawing Group

Event Dates: Sundays, Jan. 3rd, Feb. 7th, Mar. 6th, May. 1st, and Jun. 5th


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: Akashaloka
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.