Practice Days are a chance to come together as a sangha for meditation, study, and the building of spiritual friendship. They are an excellent way to deepen one's relationship to other sangha members, and to strengthen one's experience with, and understanding of, the Dharma.
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Event Dates: Every Friday Evening
Join us every Friday evening 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 includes a combination of meditation (either the Mindfulness of Breathing or Metta Bhavana practices) with some minimal explanation for any newcomers, a short reading, and some chanting, followed by a short relaxing period of tea.
Everyone who is familiar with the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices are welcome to attend.
Upcoming puja evenings are: March 14, April 18, May 9 (Buddha Day Celebration), and June 13 (more…)
Event Dates: Saturday March 1, 2014 – Saturday March 1, 2014
Dear mitras and Order members! Please gather together with us for a day entitled “Mindfully with Friends.”
We will be exploring the theme of sati sampajanna, which can translate to “clear comprehension,” using Sangharakshita’s book Living with Awareness. This foundational awareness can help to clarify our purpose and is supportive of inspiration and confidence as we move along the path to Awakening together with our spiritual friends. The day will include meditation and discussion groups, with a potluck lunch and plenty of open time for mindful conversation.
Event Dates: Saturday April 19, 2014 – Saturday April 19, 2014
Aryaloka’s Men’s Practice Days are an opportunity for men in the sangha to spend time together in meditation and discussion around aspects of the Dharma. One of the day’s primary purposes is to support spiritual friendship within the men’s sangha and create an environment in which men can study together and build relationships with each other.
The topic for this day will be the Triratna System of Practice, focused on the Stage of Integration – please check back soon for more details!
Please note: There are two new changes to our Men’s Days – registration is now required for the day and there is also a sliding scale fee to support Aryaloka. We want all men in our community to be able to attend, so if the fee will be a challenge for you, please contact the office to arrange alternate pricing.