Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Dates: March 31, May 12, June 16  Join us for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each evening […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Dates: July 7, August 18, September 8  Join us for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each evening […]

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana

Event Dates: Saturday, July 15, 2017 This workshop is an intensive introduction to the Metta Bhavana 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 enjoy greater positivity towards others […]

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 […]

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Event Dates: Wednesdays, November 15 – December 20, 2017 On these six Wednesday evenings we will learn traditional Buddhist meditations and 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 to be […]

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 […]

Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: Friday, December 1, 2017 – Sunday, December 3, 2017 For centuries the benefits of yoga and meditation have been well known. Both can help us to achieve better mind/body integration. This weekend retreat will combine periods of body movement, meditation, reflection, silence as well as good friendship. While some experience in yoga, meditation […]

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. […]

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 […]