Retreat gives us an opportunity to slow everything down and spend time reflecting on what is most important to us. Aryaloka offers frequent weekend retreats and periodic weeklong retreats. Expand your horizons; step to a new level. Come on retreat!
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Event Dates: Friday, October 14, 2016 – Wednesday, October 26, 2016
*Please Note: This retreat is open only to women currently in the Ordination Process for the Triratna Buddhist Order.*
“It is quite important to be sure within oneself whether one is really leading a moral life or just respecting the prejudices of the group within which one happens to be.” (Sangharakshita)
We will explore the relationship between our actions, our speech and our minds, and what it means for us to take on the ten precepts at ordination. We also will experience the practice of confession and how that helps us unfold to our greater potential.
We will be studying 2 main texts: Living Ethically and The Ten Pillars, by Sangharakshita.
Another book you may find useful as background reading is Not About Being Good by Subhadramati. We would also like you to read the paper Revering and Relying on the Dharma.
Deposit: Below please pay $100 to hold your spot for the retreat.
Sliding Scale after deposit is paid: $595/465/345
Pay retreat balance here
|Led by:||North American Women’s GFR Retreat Team|
|Times:||7:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2016 – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016|
|Fee:||$100 Deposit to hold your spot. Sliding Scale after deposit: $595/465/345 (Please pay remaining balance though link above.)|
|Level:||Open only to women currently in the Ordination Process for the Triratna Buddhist Order.|
Event Dates: Wednesday, November, 16, 2016 – Tuesday, November, 22, 2016
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 precepts is woven into the fabric of this retreat.
Participants will have the opportunity for daily, individual conversations with retreat leaders about their meditation practice.
Meals will be light and snacks will be provided. After a brief introduction, and a question and answer period the first evening, we will be in Noble Silence until the morning of the final day.
|Led by:||Bodhana, Karunasara & Lilasiddhi|
|Times:||7:00 p.m. Wed. Nov. 16, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. Tue. Nov. 22, 2016|
|Fee:||Sliding Scale $695/475/365|
Event Dates: December 23, 2016 – Saturday, December 31, 2016
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 meditation, and we will quietly reap the benefits this will inevitably bring.
For those who want to, we will also engage in the practice of some structured reflections that are pertinent to the year’s end. We may, for example, get in touch with what has positively motivated and inspired us over the year, and how to strengthen those in the coming year. We may remind ourselves what our most heartfelt aspirations are and reconnect with them in ways that are helpful and non-judgmental. The practice of meditation will help us develop both the concentration and positivity that will allow meaningful and realistic ‘resolutions’ to emerge.
Most of all this retreat will offer the time and space to simply and quietly be with ourselves in the delightful presence of others and in the beautiful tranquility of Aryaloka.
Register with link below for the whole retreat from Friday, December 23rd – Saturday, 31st: Sliding Scale: $600/480/400
Please note: This year there is an optional arrival date, on Monday, Dec. 26th between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Click the link to register to come to the retreat from Monday, Dec. 26th – Saturday, Dec. 31st. The sliding scale prices for Dec. 26th – Dec. 31st are $450/360/300
Register for mid-retreat arrival here
|Led by:||Dh. Sravaniya & Dh. Suriyadhamma|
|Times:||Full Retreat: 7pm Fri, Dec. 23rd – 1pm Sat, Dec. 31st. Optional Arrival Date: Mon, Dec. 26th from 1-4pm|
|Fee:||Full Retreat: $600/480/400 Optional Arrival Date: Sliding Scale: $450/360/300|
|Level:||Open to All|
Event Dates: Friday, March 17, 2017 – Sunday, March 19, 2017
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 steps include checking in, noticing aspects of our experience, and bringing kindness to whatever arises. These three steps can transform any meal into something that goes beyond the nutrients on the plate. The act of eating mindfully can change neural pathways, allowing new behaviors to emerge.
This weekend retreat will also discuss three common obstacles to mindfulness and mindful eating and three helpful tools to overcome them.
The retreat is open to anyone interested in cultivating mindfulness in daily life, or around food and eating in particular. Some prior experience of mindfulness meditation is helpful but not necessary for participation.
If you have specific allergies, issues, or conditions relating to food and eating, please inform the Aryaloka staff when you register. All meals will be prepared on-site and staying in residence at Aryaloka for the weekend is recommended.
Special note: This workshop has been approved for 20 CEU for Registered Dietitians.
The leader for the weekend is Megrette Fletcher.
Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed, RD, CDE is an internationally recognized expert on mindful eating who helped co-found The Center for Mindful Eating, www.TCME.org. Megrette is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. She is the co-author of two books including Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes, believes that mindfulness practice is an essential part of health, and has maintained a daily meditation practice since 1999.
|Led by:||Megrette Fletcher|
|Times:||2pm Friday, March 17th – 3pm Sunday, March 19th|
|Fee:||Sliding Scale $285/230/180|
|Level:||Open to All|