Special events held at our center include festival days, art showings, sangha and community celebrations, musical performances, visiting guests and speakers, movie showings and much more.
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An Appeal for Generosity
The Aryaloka Buddhist Center is growing fast and attracting more people who want to learn about and live the Dharma. Our mission is to create the best possible conditions for you to explore, practice and share the Buddhist spiritual path for the benefit of all beings.
The annual appeal is a vital funding source for Aryaloka along with Sangha night donation, retreats and other programs. Unlike the other sources, though, the monthly pledge provides the bedrock of certainty to our monthly income, and enables us to better plan and dedicate the resources towards teaching and spreading the Dharma throughout the region.
Aryaloka is fueled by a considerable volunteer force, and for that we are deeply grateful. Income from retreats and Sangha night donations only cover a portion of the Center’s annual costs. Additional funding is still needed to pay for our small staff, utilities, building maintenance and upkeep, including meeting unexpected (and costly!) issues like squirrel control or the losses from Hurricane Irene.
See Satyada’s (the former Stephen Sloan) Public Ordination Ceremony!
Satyada publicly took ordination vows on July 7, 2012, at 2 p.m. EST. His Private Preceptor was Vidhuma and the Public Preceptor who guided the ceremony was Nagabodhi. The ceremony was streamed live for the Triratna Community, for what we believe was the first time in history!
Click the link here to see an archived video of the streamed event: http://ustre.am/M7W1
In early July of 2012 Sangharakshita and Aryaloka Buddhist Center, along with Triratna New York City, coordinated a live Skype event together – the first of its kind to connect Bhante directly with the North American sanghas using new technology. And we have a recording of the event available for those weren’t able to be there!
In the question and answer session, Sangharakshita shared his thoughts on various topics chosen by sangha members. At the end, several Aryaloka community members and old friends expressed their deep gratitude for Bhante’s contributions. This was a beautiful opportunity for everyone involved, and hopefully one that will set the stage for further chances to connect.
To see the video, visit our Media Page, where you’ll find the entire conversation, along with many other wonderful video resources that you may have missed!
Event Dates: Ongoing, First Tuesday evening of each month
Join Alisha Roberts for Teen Night at Friends Night on the first Tuesday Evening of every month. The teen group will meditate for 40 minutes then come together for discussion.
Friends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00 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, donations are appreciated.
Typically, our Tuesday night activities include:
• 6:45 – Tea and announcements
• 7:00 – Meditation
• 8:00 – Study, discussion, or talk on the evening’s topic
• 9:15 – End
|Led by:||Alisha Roberts|
|Times:||6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.|
|Fee:||Suggested donation $10|
|Level:||Open to All teens|
Event Dates: Sunday, August 21, 2016
This year’s summer picnic will be at Aryaloka on Sunday, August 21st. The picnic begins at 12:00 p.m. and will continue through the afternoon. Delicious vegetarian burgers and hot dogs will be on the grill. Cold beverages, snacks and desserts will all be provided. There will also be fun games and activities. All are welcome to join us for an afternoon in the sun. Bring your friends and family….. bring a frisbee … bring a kite …. But most importantly, bring yourself! This is a wonderful community gathering that you won’t want to miss!
|Times:||Sunday, August 21st 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Level:||Open to All|