Introduction to Meditation Course

Introduction to Meditation Course

Event Dates: 4 Consecutive Wednesdays, September 16, 2015 – October 7, 2015 10am -12pm 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 […]

Autumn Open House

Autumn Open House

Event date: Saturday, September 19, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visit Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, NH during our Open House on September 19! If you’ve ever wanted to know more about our Buddhist Center and to get a formal introduction, this is an excellent opportunity. So, stop by any time between 10:30 a.m. and […]

Movie Night: The Burmese Harp

Movie Night: The Burmese Harp

Event Dates: Saturday, September 19, 2015 Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 6 pm and include time for discussion […]

Monday Morning Open Meditation Practice

Monday Morning Open Meditation Practice

Event Dates: Ongoing beginning Monday, September 21, 2015 On Monday September 21 we will begin a Monday morning open meditation practice. There will be two meditation periods, one from 7am till 8am, a great way to start your work week, and another from 8:30 till 10:00am. The second meditation session will begin with refuges and precepts, three […]

Introduction to Meditation Workshop – Metta Bhavana

Introduction to Meditation Workshop – Metta Bhavana

Event Dates: Saturday, October 10, 2015 9am- 1pm This workshop is an intensive introduction to the Metta Bhavana (Loving-kindness) meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught. Metta Bhavana (cultivation of loving-kindness) is a method of working with our hearts and mind together, allowing us to […]

Movie Night: The Jew in the Lotus

Movie Night: The Jew in the Lotus

Event Dates: Saturday, October 10, 2015 Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 6 pm and include time […]

Gateways to Buddha Realms, a Mandala Retreat

Gateways to Buddha Realms, a Mandala Retreat

Event Dates: Sunday, October 11, 2015 – Friday, October 16, 2015 On this retreat we will experience a mandala of practices and approaches to enter the Buddha realms. Practices will include meditation, study and exploration of teachings, devotion and ritual, in a container of silence and contemplation. We hope to engage body, speech and mind fully, […]

Bodhisattvas at Play: Autumn Work Days

Bodhisattvas at Play: Autumn Work Days

Event dates: Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 Please join us for our autumn work days on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th! 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. We will be cleaning, tidying, working […]

Introduction to Buddhism

Introduction to Buddhism

Event Dates: Saturday, October 24, 2015 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 […]

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Event Dates: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Tuesday, November 10, 2015 This intensive retreat creates an atmosphere conducive to extended meditation with the fewest external distractions. Retreat participants will have no responsibilities during their time here so they can focus completely on their meditation practice. An emphasis on the collective aspect of practice using the five […]

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Event Dates: Wednesday Evenings, November 11, 2015 – December 16, 2015 On these six Wednesday evenings we will learn traditional Buddhist meditations and also explore basic Buddhist teachings. The three basic meditation forms taught will include the Mindfulness of Breathing, the Metta Bhavana or development of loving-kindness meditation, and walking meditation. These forms have been found […]

Wisdom of the Body

Wisdom of the Body

Event Dates: Friday, November 13, 2015 – Sunday, November 15, 2015 In meditation, the body and posture are not mere preliminaries. Mindfulness is all about opening up our awareness. And how else would we do that than through our bodies and our senses? The body is THE vehicle with which we take in what our […]

Movie Night: Himalaya

Movie Night: Himalaya

Event Dates: Friday, November 20, 2015 Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 6 pm and include time […]

After the First Bite Professional Mindful Eating Training

After the First Bite Professional Mindful Eating Training

Event Dates: Sunday, November 29, 2015 – Sunday, December 6, 2015 $900 all inclusive if registered by September 15th, $1050 after September 15th. This 7-day, supervised training is for any healthcare or social service professional who would like to receive additional training in mindful eating. The training offers over 100 hours of supported education to guide […]

Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite

Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite

Event Dates: Friday, December 4, 2015 – Sunday, December 6, 2015 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. […]

Movie Night: Why has Bodhidharma Left for the East? A Zen Fable

Movie Night: Why has Bodhidharma Left for the East? A Zen Fable

Event Dates: Friday, December 18, 2015 Aryaloka will be showing monthly movies in 2015! This Buddhist film series offers a mix of classic favorites and perhaps some Dharmic films you have never seen before. Bring your friends, grab some refreshments, and enjoy a film with us. All films will begin at 6 pm and include […]

Meditation Tune Up: Moving into the Dhyanas

Meditation Tune Up: Moving into the Dhyanas

Event Dates: Saturday, December 19, 2015 This month expand your meditation practice and join Order member Lilasiddhi in an intensive Saturday workshop called Moving Into the Dhyanas! The Dhyanas – concentrated states of mind characterized by calm, presence, and joy – are attainable by everyone. This workshop will explore these refined mental states and provide tools […]

Winter Meditation Retreat

Winter Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: Saturday, December 26, 2015 – Thursday, December 31, 2015 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 […]