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 […]

Tuesday Friends’ Nights

Tuesday Friends’ Nights

Event Dates: Every Tuesday. New series begins on November 14 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, […]

Shibui: Ink, Paper, Stone Exhibition

Shibui: Ink, Paper, Stone Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: October 15 – November 30. Coupling Rona Conti’s  elegant, graceful, sweep of black ink on absorbent paper, with the meditative serene,  stacked stone  prints of Soosen Dunholter produces a two-person exhibition called Shibui: Ink, Paper, Stone. The work of these two New England artists shares the meaning of the Japanese word SHIBUI: the balance of simplicity and complexity, elegance […]

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 […]

Bodhisattvas at Play: Autumn Work Day

Bodhisattvas at Play: Autumn Work Day

Event date: Saturday, November 25th, 9 am to 4 pm Please join us for our autumn work day! 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. The goal and focus of this work day is readying the center for the […]

Mandala Evening: Using the Dharma to Understand – and Overcome – Racial Bias in Ourselves and Our Communities

Mandala Evening: Using the Dharma to Understand – and Overcome – Racial Bias in Ourselves and Our Communities

Event Date: Tuesday, December 19, 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. […]

Winter Meditation Retreat

Winter Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: December 27, 2017 –  December 31, 2017 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 we […]

Meditate For Peace Day

Meditate For Peace Day

Event Dates: Monday, January 1, 2018 Please join us once again for the 2018 Meditate for Peace Day. This will be our twelfth annual meditation day at the dawn of the New Year. Join us in the spirit of peace and loving-kindness for the benefit of all beings. Beginning at 7 a.m., meditation sessions will start […]

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 […]