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.

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Late Summer Series

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Late Summer Series

Event Dates: Begins Tuesday August 9, 2016 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 are appreciated. […]

Friends’ Night At UU Fellowship

Friends’ Night At UU Fellowship

Event Dates: Tuesday, September 13th, October 18th & October 25th This fall while Aryaloka’s building will be closed for retreats, Tuesday Friends’ Night will take place at the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Tuesday’s, September 13th, October 18th and October 25th.  All other Tuesday Friends’ Night’s will take place at Aryaloka.  The Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has been very kind in […]

Introduction to Meditation Course

Introduction to Meditation Course

Event Dates: Wednesday evenings, September 21, 2016 – October 12, 2016 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 […]

Sublime Composure: Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Sublime Composure: Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: Friday, September 23, 2016 – Sunday, September 25, 2016 With yoga and meditation we can cultivate a beautiful tranquility in the body and heart. We will explore how each practice enriches the other, contributing to a sustained calm that can change the way we live and our perception of the world around us. Suitable both […]

Mindfulness: Get Started!

Mindfulness: Get Started!

Event Dates: Sunday, October 2, 2016 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 […]

Path of Practice: Life Anew – A Morning With The Buddhas

Path of Practice: Life Anew – A Morning With The Buddhas

Event Dates: Saturday, November 5, 2016 The Triratna Path of Practice offers a framework for the spiritual life, based on Buddhadharma as interpreted by Triratna’s founder, Sangharakshita. The Path consists of five distinct aspects or stages: Peace, Happiness, Wisdom, Freedom of Heart and Mind, and Spontaneous Compassionate Activity. One moves in and through the different aspects […]

Exploring Insight: Advanced Meditation Course

Exploring Insight: Advanced Meditation Course

Event Dates: Wednesdays, November 30, 2016 – December 21. 2016 On this four-week course we’ll explore insight meditation: how is it related to and different from calming and concentration approaches to meditation? We will also explore the Three Lakshanas (“marks”) of impermanence, non-self, and unsatisfactoriness. Contemplation of the Three Lakshanas loosens our fixed sense of reality and […]

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: Images and Archetypes in the Life and Teachings of the Buddha

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: Images and Archetypes in the Life and Teachings of the Buddha

Event Dates: Saturday, December 17, 2016 The Bodhi Tree, Lotus flowers, The Vajracheddika, Vajras. These images from the Buddha’s life hold great symbolic significance. Understanding their meaning can help us awaken the spiritual qualities they represent. Join Dh. Candradasa for an exploration of key images, symbols, and archetypes in the life story of the Buddha, […]

Winter Meditation Retreat

Winter Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: December 23, 2016 – Saturday, December 31, 2016 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 meditation, and […]