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: Friday nights, October 17th, 24th, & 31st, November 7th, 21st, & 28th
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. (more…)
Event Dates: Tuesday October 21, 2014 – Tuesday October 21, 2014
Friends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00, 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 appreciated.
The 40-minute silent meditation in the main shrine room is typically not guided. (If you prefer to have prior instruction, see the Programs section for more information on introductory classes.)
An option for a guided meditation is offered in the library, after which, you can join the rest of the group for the second half of the evening.
Event Dates: Sunday November 2, 2014 – Sunday November 2, 2014
For this session, we’ll be continuing our exploration of the Triratna System of Practice by looking at how we define the “self”. Looking closely at the world demonstrates that nothing is fixed or permanent – all is in flow and interdependent. By changing our view of self we discover something transcendent.