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 […]

It’s free, it’s fun, it’s a Kula Fair!

It’s free, it’s fun, it’s a Kula Fair!

Event date: Tuesday, November 14th, 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Kula: “A community of the heart; a group of people who come together for a shared purpose.” Aryaloka is more than its buildings and grounds, more than its classes and retreats. At the heart of Aryaloka is a community of people with a shared love […]

Tuesday Friends Nights

Tuesday Friends Nights

Event Dates: Tuesdays, 6:45 – 9:15 Friends Nights at Aryaloka are weekly gatherings where we join 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 appreciated. The 40-minute […]

The 3-Steps to Mindful Eating Retreat

The 3-Steps to Mindful Eating Retreat

Event Dates: Friday, February 16, 2018 – Sunday, February 18, 2018 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. The three […]

Write Here, Write Now

Write Here, Write Now

Event Date: Sunday March 25, 2018 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 […]

Mandala Evening: Celebrating Our Connection with Our Spiritual Home

Mandala Evening: Celebrating Our Connection with Our Spiritual Home

Event Date: Monday, March 26, 6:00 – 9:00 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. Join […]

Tools for Living in Harmony: Teachings and Practices from the Buddha

Tools for Living in Harmony: Teachings and Practices from the Buddha

Event Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 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 […]

Mindfulness: Get Started!

Mindfulness: Get Started!

Event Dates: Sunday, April 29, 2018 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 […]

Threads of the Dharma Meditation Retreat

Threads of the Dharma Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: Weekend: Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6. Full week: Friday, May 4 – Friday, May 11 Our life is made up of many processes, both external and internal. Our attitudes, activities, and social context of our lives are individual threads that interact with one another in a complex set of processes. On […]

Write Here, Write Now

Write Here, Write Now

Event Date: Sunday June 3, 2018 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 […]