Tuesday Friends’ Night: Summer Series

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Summer Series

Event Dates: Tuesdays, June 30, 2015 – August 11, 2015 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 event, donations […]

Sangha Picnic

Sangha Picnic

Event Dates: Sunday July 19, 2015 – Sunday July 19, 2015 Come join us for an afternoon in the sun. This year’s summer picnic will be a POTLUCK at Great Island Commons in Newcastle and we’ll be joined by sangha members from Portsmouth, Portland, Boston, and New York. Great Island Commons has several picnic areas, […]

Stupa Visualization: Engine of Enlightenment

Stupa Visualization: Engine of Enlightenment

Event Dates: Saturday, July 25, 2015 Learn a creative, energizing, and inspiring meditation practice based on the traditional forms of a Buddhist stupa. The stupa practice includes engaging with color, shape, energy, and the elements (earth, water, fire, air, space, consciousness). In it we use imagination, visualization, introspection and concentration. Many enjoy the use of symbol […]

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

Event Dates: Sunday, July 26, 2015 This 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. Mindfulness of Breathing is a practice that helps us to develop a calm, clear, and focused mind. With mindfulness we develop concentration […]

Introduction to Noble Silence Weekend Retreat

Introduction to Noble Silence Weekend Retreat

Event Dates: Thursday, August 6, 2015 – Sunday, August 9, 2015 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 […]

Introduction to Meditation Course

Introduction to Meditation Course

Event Dates: 4 Consecutive Wednesdays, September 16, 2015 – October 7, 2015 10am -12pm 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 […]

Autumn Open House

Autumn Open House

Event date: Saturday, September 19, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visit Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, NH during our Open House on September 19! 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 10:30 a.m. and […]

Movie Night: The Burmese Harp

Movie Night: The Burmese Harp

Event Dates: Saturday, September 19, 2015 Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 6 pm and include time for discussion […]

Introduction to Meditation Workshop – Metta Bhavana

Introduction to Meditation Workshop – Metta Bhavana

Event Dates: Saturday, October 10, 2015 9am- 1pm This workshop is an intensive introduction to the Metta Bhavana (Loving-kindness) meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught. Metta Bhavana (cultivation of loving-kindness) is a method of working with our hearts and mind together, allowing us to […]

Movie Night: The Jew in the Lotus

Movie Night: The Jew in the Lotus

Event Dates: Saturday, October 10, 2015 Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 6 pm and include time […]

Gateways to Buddha Realms, a Mandala Retreat

Gateways to Buddha Realms, a Mandala Retreat

Event Dates: Sunday, October 11, 2015 – Friday, October 16, 2015 On this retreat we will experience a mandala of practices and approaches to enter the Buddha realms. Practices will include meditation, study and exploration of teachings, devotion and ritual, in a container of silence and contemplation. We hope to engage body, speech and mind fully, […]

Bodhisattvas at Play: Autumn Work Days

Bodhisattvas at Play: Autumn Work Days

Event dates: Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 Please join us for our autumn work days on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th! This is a great chance to practice generosity and to work together with friends from the Aryaloka sangha to create beauty and harmony inside and outside. We will be cleaning, tidying, working […]

Introduction to Buddhism

Introduction to Buddhism

Event Dates: Saturday, October 24, 2015 In this half day workshop we will explore several fundamental teachings of the Buddhist tradition. We’ll cover such topics as Who was the Buddha? What is the goal of Buddhism? How does one practice as a Buddhist? Commonly heard teachings such as the Four Noble Truths will be explored […]

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Event Dates: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Tuesday, November 10, 2015 This intensive retreat creates an atmosphere conducive to extended meditation with the fewest external distractions. Retreat participants will have no 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 […]

Wisdom of the Body

Wisdom of the Body

Event Dates: Friday, November 13, 2015 – Sunday, November 15, 2015 In meditation, the body and posture are not mere preliminaries. Mindfulness is all about opening up our awareness. And how else would we do that than through our bodies and our senses? The body is THE vehicle with which we take in what our […]

Movie Night: Himalaya

Movie Night: Himalaya

Event Dates: Friday, November 20, 2015 Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 6 pm and include time […]

Movie Night: Why has Bodhidharma Left for the East? A Zen Fable

Movie Night: Why has Bodhidharma Left for the East? A Zen Fable

Event Dates: Friday, December 18, 2015 Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 6 pm and include […]

Winter Meditation Retreat

Winter Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: Saturday, December 26, 2015 – Thursday, December 31, 2015 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 […]