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’ Night: Spring Series

Tuesday Friends’ Night: Spring Series

Event Dates: Begins Tuesday, April 25, 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 […]

2017 Buddhist Action Month

2017 Buddhist Action Month

Event dates: June 2017 Bodhisattva activity in the 21st century Buddhist Action Month (BAM) is a festival of Buddhist social action in many forms. It is an international festival, celebrated by may Triratna centers and other Buddhist groups, and it’s fueled by metta. Metta is the strong intention to create Loving Kindness for all, and it’s embodied in the […]

Art from the Order Exhibition

Art from the Order Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: July 3 – August 31; open for public viewing weekdays, 10 am – 3 pm July 5-19; July 26 – Aug 4. Art is at the heart of the Order that Urgyen Sangharakshita founded fifty years ago. Aryaloka is fortunate to have six Triratna Order Members exhibiting in the Yoga Room gallery during July and […]

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, […]

Mindfulness: Get Started!

Mindfulness: Get Started!

Event Dates: Saturday, September 16, 2017 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 the […]

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 […]