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 resuming July 25th
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. No registration required.
Upcoming puja evenings are: April 18, May 9 (Buddha Day Celebration), and June 13
Event Dates: Tuesday Jun 10, 2014 – Tuesday Aug 5, 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.
Study & Discussion Groups – Summer Series:
(continues for eight weeks – June 10 to August 5, 2014)
Note: June 24th will be a special evening led by visiting Order member Kamalashila
The Eightfold Path - Led by Akashavanda
Karma & Rebirth – Led by Arjava
Anapanasati Meditation Practice – Led by Amala & Lilasiddhi
Typically, our Tuesday night activities include:
• 6:45 – Tea and announcements
• 7:00 – Meditation and shrine room activity
• 8:00 – Study, discussion, or talk on the evening’s topic
• 9:15 – End
With all of the activities, you are free to participate or to just sit and listen – nothing is compulsory. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
|Led by:||Akashavanda, Arjava, Amala, Lilasiddhi|
|Times:||6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.|
|Fee:||Suggested donation $10|
|Level:||Open to All|