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.

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 […]

Tuesday Friends Night: Cafe Evening & Meditation Tune up

Tuesday Friends Night: Cafe Evening & Meditation Tune up

Event Dates: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 When study series are complete for our Tuesday Friend’s Nights we like to hold these evenings to reconnect before embarking on a new series, and they’re always lots of fun. We’ll be having a potluck dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m., where we can share a yummy meal with each other, […]

Art Exhibit: The Natural State-Paintings and Prints by Eric Ebbeson

Art Exhibit: The Natural State-Paintings and Prints by Eric Ebbeson

Event Dates:  M – F April 7 – May 25; Reception with the artist: April 8, 1 – 3 p.m. About the exhibit: Like countless artists before me, I have found my inspiration in the natural world. Indeed, I feel that this is also how I came to Buddhism, by seeing closely the impermanence and the […]

Tuesday Friends Night: Cafe Evening & Meditation Tune up

Tuesday Friends Night: Cafe Evening & Meditation Tune up

Event Dates: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 When study series are complete for our Tuesday Friend’s Nights we like to hold these evenings to reconnect before embarking on a new series, and they’re always lots of fun. We’ll be having a potluck dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m., where we can share a yummy meal with each […]

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Spring Series

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Spring Series

Event Dates: Begins Tuesday, April 25, 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 […]

Meditation and the Middle Way

Meditation and the Middle Way

Event Dates: Weekend: Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7. Full week: Friday, May 5 – Friday, May 12 Meditation and the Middle Way will explore personal transformation guided by the underlying principles of the Middle Way. The Buddha described his path to awakening as a ‘Middle Way’ that makes creative use of opposing tendencies […]

Mandala Evening

Mandala Evening

Event Date: Tuesday, June 20, 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. […]

Summer Stillness Meditation Retreat

Summer Stillness Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Tuesday, July 25, 2017 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]