Classes provide a way to get into greater depth on a specific focus of Buddhist study. We have a variety of classes available throughout the year, taught by a large cast of dedicated and knowledgeable local and visiting teachers.

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Order/Mitra Day: Cultivating Mudita

Event Dates: Saturday December 6, 2014 – Saturday December 6, 2014

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ordermitra_mudita_smJoin Khemavassika, Narottama, and Viriyagita and the rest of the Order/Mitra sangha for a day of practice, friendship, and study. The theme of the day is mudita and its role in furthering spiritual development.  This will be done through shrine room activities as well as interactive discussions. Please bring a tasty dish for the pot luck lunch and a donation for the dana bowl to help cover the costs of the day. (more…)

Keeping it Real: Spiritual Friendship

Event Dates: Saturday December 13, 2014 – Saturday December 13, 2014

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Men's DayThe Dharma off the Cushion” workshop series we will investigate how our everyday lives can express our Dharma practice. Each workshop will focus on a specific topic, and provide tools and guidance for navigating the trickier areas of our lives. Although each individual workshop will have a different format, they all will offer ample time for reflection and discussion of one’s own circumstances and experience. (more…)

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: The Vimalakirti Nirdesa

Event Dates: Saturday December 20, 2014 – Saturday December 20, 2014

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Vimalakirti_smThe Vimalakirti Nirdesa- also called the “Inconceivable Emancipation”- is a Buddhist text which tests the boundaries of what we call Reality via its protagonist Vimalakirti, an advanced bodhisattva. Highly insightful, and often humorous, it takes us on a mind-bending magical journey. (more…)

Introduction to Meditation Workshop – Mindfulness of Breathing

Event Dates: Sunday December 21, 2014 – Sunday December 21, 2014

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intromeditation2_smThis workshop is an intensive introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught. (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Second Sunday of each month. Beginning Sunday, January 11, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path (more…)

Introduction to Meditation Course

Event Dates: Wednesdays,  January 14, 2015 – February 4, 2015

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PaintingThis four-week course provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of sitting meditation practice. During the course, two different meditation practices will be taught: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Meditation on Loving Kindness. These are traditional Buddhist meditation techniques dating back to the time of the Buddha, although one does not need to be a Buddhist or have Buddhist beliefs to practice them. (more…)

Introduction To Meditation Workshop – Mindfulness of Breathing

Event Dates: Sunday January 25, 2015 – Sunday January 25, 2015

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intromeditation2_smThis workshop is an intensive introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught. (more…)

How to Benefit Those Who are Dying and Those Who Have Died

Event Dates: Saturday February 14, 2015 – Saturday February 14, 2015

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ParinirvanaLiving Joyfully, Dying Peacefully Workshop series

Death can be so hidden in our culture that we have few models for supporting someone in the dying process and for processing our own grief. This workshop will help participants learn how to support someone facing a life threatening or terminal illness, and how to help ourselves when we are grieving. (more…)

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: Shantideva’s Perfection of Patience

Event Dates: Saturday March 28, 2015 – Saturday February 28, 2015

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Join Aryaloka’s senior Dharma teachers for study of suttas, sutras, and stories from throughout the Buddhist tradition. This month’s Study is from Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Bodhicaryavatara), led by Candradasa.

“There is no evil like hatred, and no fortitude like patience. Therefore, one should earnestly cultivate patience in various ways.” – Shantideva

Led by: Candradasa
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale $55/45/35
Level: Experienced
Directions: Directions Page
* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.* Retreat participants are asked to work together to prepare and clean up after meals and to help with general cleanup at the end of the retreat.