Meditation Practice Day

Meditation Practice Day

Event Dates: Saturday, April 14, 2018 Come and experience a day of silence and meditation. This meditation practice day is a chance to meditate in supportive conditions: stillness, silence, and in the company of like-minded friends. Enjoy meditation in Aryaloka’s beautiful shrine room, circumambulate the stupa on an early spring day, sit quietly with a […]

Threads of the Dharma Meditation Retreat

Threads of the Dharma Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: Weekend: Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6. Full week: Friday, May 4 – Friday, May 11 Our life is made up of many processes, both external and internal. Our attitudes, activities, and social context of our lives are individual threads that interact with one another in a complex set of processes. On […]

Order / Mitra Day: Milarepa’s Song on the Shepherd’s Search for Mind

Order / Mitra Day:  Milarepa’s Song on the Shepherd’s Search for Mind

Event Date: June 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. Study, Practice, Realize:  Milarepa’s Song on the Shepherd’s Search for Mind Calling all Order members and Mitras in our region – you’re invited to come share together in a day of practice dedicated to Milarepa, marked by some creative community building with mantra, music, visual arts, poetry and […]

Ancient Wisdom: The Purpose of Living a Buddhist Life

Ancient Wisdom: The Purpose of Living a Buddhist Life

Event Dates: Sunday, June 17, 2018 In a lively conversation with one of his monastic followers, Shakyamuni Buddha highlights which questions and spiritual teachings are helpful and which questions and teachings are not. By following their discussion we all learn what the purpose of a spiritual life truly is. The day will be an opportunity to […]

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Event Dates: Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, June 24, 2018 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 […]

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: Sammaditthi Sutta

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: Sammaditthi Sutta

Event Dates: Saturday, August 18, 2018 Twenty-five hundred years ago, the Buddha’s foremost disciple, Sariputta, was with the Buddha near Savatthi, India.  Followers of the Buddha had traveled a long distance to receive teachings. Sariputta, who was praised by the Buddha for his wisdom, decided to teach about Right View, the first step on the Buddha’s Noble […]

The Six Guidelines: 2018 Women’s GFR Retreat

The Six Guidelines: 2018 Women’s GFR Retreat

Event Dates: Friday, August 24 –  Sunday, September 2 This year’s North American Going for Refuge retreat will be investigating the Six Guidelines for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. What does it mean to be sincerely Going for Refuge or to have an effective practice? Explore these questions, and others, to help understand how you can deepen […]

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Event Dates: Thursday, November 8 – Sunday, November 11, 2018 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 […]