Tuesday Friends’ Night: Spring Series

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Spring Series

Event Dates: Tuesdays, May 17, 2016 – July 12, 2016 Friends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00 p.m., when we gather to meditate and explore aspects of Buddhism through workshops, talks, study, ritual, or discussion. The emphasis is on practical application of Buddhist principles in our own lives. Although there is no fee for this […]

Mindfulness and Health

Mindfulness and Health

Event Dates: Saturday February 28, 2015 Register for this Event Dr. Paul Shagoury (Vidhuma) will review the impact of mindfulness meditation on physical and emotional health. The presentation will include a working definition of mindfulness along with a review and summary of research on mindfulness and stress, depression, cancer, anxiety and overall well-being.

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Event Dates: Wednesdays, July 6, 2016 – August 10, 2016 On these six Wednesday evenings we will learn traditional Buddhist meditations and also explore basic Buddhist teachings. The three basic meditation forms taught will include the Mindfulness of Breathing, the Metta Bhavana or development of loving-kindness meditation, and walking meditation. These forms have been found to […]

Path of Practice: The Importance of Wisdom

Path of Practice: The Importance of Wisdom

Event Dates: Saturday, July 16, 2016 The Triratna Path of Practice offers a framework for the spiritual life, based on Buddhadharma as interpreted by Triratna’s founder, Sangharakshita. The Path consists of five distinct aspects or stages: Peace, Happiness, Wisdom, Freedom of Heart and Mind, and Spontaneous Compassionate Activity. One moves in and through the different aspects […]

Mindfulness and Health

Mindfulness and Health

Event Dates: Sunday, July 17, 2016 “Dr. Paul Shagoury (Vidhuma) will review the impact of mindfulness meditation on physical and emotional health. The presentation will include a working definition of mindfulness along with a review and summary of research on mindfulness and several specific health concerns including stress, depression, cancer, and anxiety. The presentation will […]

Summer Stillness Meditation Retreat

Summer Stillness Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: Thursday, July 21, 2016 – Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Several days of stillness, silence, and meditation can be an important means to deeper understanding of ourselves and the Dharma. Through reading and study, classes, and participation in sangha life, the Buddhist way of life gradually permeates. Retreat time helps our learning soak through […]

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: Theragatha – Voices of the Arhants

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: Theragatha – Voices of the Arhants

Event Dates: Sunday, July 24, 2016 Join us for Ancient Wisdom Study Day – Theragatha: Voices of the Arhants: the Buddha’s Enlightened Disciples. It has been written that “In this world the only person that walks with perfect freedom is an Arhant”. The Theragatha, Verses of the Elder Monks, relates the stories of these great disciples. […]

Introduction to Noble Silence Weekend Retreat

Introduction to Noble Silence Weekend Retreat

Event Dates:  Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, – Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 On this weekend retreat we will be exploring the practice of Noble Silence – stillness of body, speech, and mind – and learning how to bring stillness into our daily lives. If you are considering attending a longer, multi-day Noble Silence retreat, this event would […]

Sublime Composure: Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Sublime Composure: Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: Friday, September 23, 2016 – Sunday, September 25, 2016 With yoga and meditation we can cultivate a beautiful tranquility in the body and heart. We will explore how each practice enriches the other, contributing to a sustained calm that can change the way we live and our perception of the world around us. Suitable both […]

Path of Practice: Life Anew – A Morning With The Buddhas

Path of Practice: Life Anew – A Morning With The Buddhas

Event Dates: Saturday, November 5, 2016 The Triratna Path of Practice offers a framework for the spiritual life, based on Buddhadharma as interpreted by Triratna’s founder, Sangharakshita. The Path consists of five distinct aspects or stages: Peace, Happiness, Wisdom, Freedom of Heart and Mind, and Spontaneous Compassionate Activity. One moves in and through the different aspects […]

Exploring Insight: Advanced Meditation Course

Exploring Insight: Advanced Meditation Course

Event Dates: Wednesdays, November 30, 2016 – December 21. 2016 On this four-week course we’ll explore insight meditation: how is it related to and different from calming and concentration approaches to meditation? We will also explore the Three Lakshanas (“marks”) of impermanence, non-self, and unsatisfactoriness. Contemplation of the Three Lakshanas loosens our fixed sense of reality and […]

Winter Meditation Retreat

Winter Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: December 23, 2016 – Saturday, December 31, 2016 Tis the season to be still! Tis the season to reflect! As we enter the depths of winter we will use the opportunity of this end of year retreat to do two things: We will simply enjoy days of shared stillness, deep silence and meditation, and […]

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