Vajra Bell – Spring/Summer 2017

Vajra Bell – Spring/Summer 2017

   In this issue Waking up in Times of Stress Practicing Loving Kindness as an Humanitarian Pilgrimage to India Triratna Celebrates 50 Years: ‘Working it Out as We Go,’ Interview with Dh. Viriyagita Channeling Cassandra: Aryaloka Depends On Your Support Generosity is an “Act of True Freedom” Board of Directors Notes Sangha notes from Portsmouth, Nagaloka, […]

Vajra Bell – Winter 2017

Vajra Bell – Winter 2017

In this issue: Living Your Practice: Lifting Us to Something Higher The Power of Positive Action Buddhism and Kindness from Friends Helps Transition to Freedom Sangha Connections: Interview with Nagabodhi Mythic Perspectives: The Buddha in the Dark Buddhaworks Notes Board of Directors Notes Sangha notes from Portsmouth, Nagaloka, Concord, San Francisco, Missoula, and NYC sanghas […]

Art from the Order Exhibition

Art from the Order Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: July 3 – August 31; open for public viewing weekdays, 10 am – 3 pm July 5-19; July 26 – Aug 4. Art is at the heart of the Order that Urgyen Sangharakshita founded fifty years ago. Aryaloka is fortunate to have six Triratna Order Members exhibiting in the Yoga Room gallery during July and […]

Tuesday Friends’ Nights in August will be held at the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

Tuesday Friends’ Nights in August will be held at the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

Event Dates: Begins Tuesday, August 8, 2017 This August, while Aryaloka’s building will be closed for retreats, Tuesday Friends’ Night will take place at the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22 and 29. All other Tuesday Friends’ Night’s will take place at Aryaloka. The Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has been very kind in offering their space for these […]

Write Here, Write Now!

Write Here, Write Now!

Event Dates: Sunday August 20, 2017 Beginning and experienced writers are invited to join Barbara Steiner for a day-long creative writing workshop at Aryaloka Buddhist Center. Based on the Amherst Writers and Artists method, we’ll write in response to exercises (which you are free to ignore) designed to help us bypass our inner critic and write […]

To Realize the Unrealized: An Exploration of the Anapanasati Sutta

To Realize the Unrealized: An Exploration of the Anapanasati Sutta

Event Dates: Friday, September 1, 2017 – Monday, September 4, 2017 The Anapanasati Sutta is one of the most detailed meditation instructions in the Pali Canon, and one of the simplest and most effective ways of exploring the central teaching of the Satipatthanas, which the Buddha described as the direct path to realization. On this retreat, […]

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Autumn Series, Ethics in Everyday Life

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Autumn Series, Ethics in Everyday Life

Event Dates: Begins Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Friends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:15 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 event, donations are […]

Introduction to Meditation Course

Introduction to Meditation Course

Event Dates: Wednesdays, September 6 – September 27, 2017 This 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, […]

Autumn Open House

Autumn Open House

Event date: Saturday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Visit Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, NH during our Open House on September 10! If you’ve ever wanted to know more about our Buddhist Center and to get a formal introduction, this is an excellent opportunity. So, stop by any time between 10:00  and 1:00 […]

Mindfulness: Get Started!

Mindfulness: Get Started!

Event Dates: Saturday, September 16, 2017 Mindfulness is a skill that allows us to shift our relationship to the thoughts and reactions that color and shape the way we experience the events and circumstances of our lives. It can be practiced by anyone, whatever their religious or cultural background, is safe, easy to learn, and opens the […]

Mandala Evening: The Dharma as Recovery from Samsara

Mandala Evening: The Dharma as Recovery from Samsara

Event Date: Tuesday, September 19, 6:45 – 9:15 pm Once a quarter, the entire sangha will gather together at Aryaloka for an extra special, extra inspiring, community-building event. These Mandala Evenings are opportunities for all members of the sangha – Order members, Mitras, Friends – to gather together for collective practice, study, friendship, and rejoicing. […]

Exploring Noble Silence Weekend Retreat

Exploring Noble Silence Weekend Retreat

Event Dates: Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Sunday, September 24, 2017 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 […]

Meditation Tune Up: Moving into the Dhyanas

Meditation Tune Up: Moving into the Dhyanas

Event Dates: Sunday, October 1, 2017 This month expand your meditation practice and join Order member Lilasiddhi in an intensive Saturday workshop called Moving Into the Dhyanas! The Dhyanas – concentrated states of mind characterized by calm, presence, and joy – are attainable by everyone. This workshop will explore these refined mental states and provide tools […]