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, […]

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Winter Series

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Winter Series

Event Dates: Begins Tuesday, January 24, 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 […]

Seacoast Sangha Retreat: Building A Beautiful Community

Seacoast Sangha Retreat: Building A Beautiful Community

Event Dates: Friday, March 3, 2017 – Sunday, March 5, 2017 Please join us for a weekend of regional Sangha connection! We will be living together as a community, looking after each other, exploring meditation and the Buddha’s teachings, touching the vast depths of possibility in the simple, beautiful experience of friendship. There will be plenty […]

Introduction to Buddhism

Introduction to Buddhism

Event Dates: Saturday,March 11, 2017 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 in […]

The 3-Steps to Mindful Eating Retreat

The 3-Steps to Mindful Eating Retreat

Event Dates: Friday, March 17, 2017 – Sunday, March 19, 2017 You can bring the power of mindfulness into your life by engaging in the practice of mindful eating. To transform your mind, health, and life, learn how to use three steps with food and the act of eating, using 2500-year-old wisdom from the Buddhist tradition. […]

Mandala Evening

Mandala Evening

Once a quarter, the entire sangha will gather together at Aryaloka for an extra special event, such as a talk by your favorite Order member or a meditation workshop by a visiting teacher. These Mandala Evenings are opportunities for all members of the sangha – Order members, Mitras, Friends – to gather together for collective […]

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 […]

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 […]