Special Events

Aside from retreats and classes, there's always something exciting going on at Aryaloka.

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.

Upcoming Special Events:

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Teen Night

Event Dates: Ongoing, First Tuesday evening of each month


teen-night_smJoin 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.
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Suggested donation $10
Level: Open to All teens
Directions: Directions Page
The Generosity Kula invites everyone – each time time they come to Aryaloka – to bring one item for our collection boxes in the entry way. We are collecting non-perishable food items, personal care/cleaning products, or warm clothing items. Your generosity makes such a difference in many people’s lives! We thank you for your past donations and encourage you to continue. With gratitude, the Generosity Kula.

2017 Buddhist Action Month

Event dates: June 2017


Bodhisattva activity in the 21st century

BAMBuddhist Action Month (BAM) is a festival of Buddhist social action in many forms. It is an international festival, celebrated by may Triratna centers and other Buddhist groups, and it’s fueled by metta. Metta is the strong intention to create Loving Kindness for all, and it’s embodied in the desire to act for the benefit of the world. Practicing this is at the heart of everything we do in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Let’s turn that intention into action for BAMBuddhist Action Month ~ in June 2017.

Aryaloka will be sponsoring collective actions that everyone in the sangha can participate in, and encouraging individual actions that benefit the world. Triratna centers around the world, including Aryaloka, are posting their centers’ activities at the BAM page on The Buddhist Center Online.

Schedule of events

National Gun Violence Awareness Days
Friday June 2: Wear orange and post to social media using #WearOrange hash tag
Saturday, June 3:  Wear Orange Picnic 2-4 at the home of Amy Bradley at 895 Bridge St Manchester 03104.  Sign up for the event: http://act.everytown.org/event/wear-orange-2017/6394/signup/?akid=&zip= Find other events at WearOrange.com.
Jenness Beach Clean-up with Blue Ocean Society, Jenness Beach 
Sunday, June 11, 9am – 11am
Jenness Beach, Rye, NH, USA (map)
Join the Blue Ocean Society shore clean up crew, and a group of swimmers and paddlers in the shallow waters led by a Seacoast native Bob Fernald. Bob is a world class open water swimmer, and member of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. As conditions permit, Bob will lead a group of swimmers in the shallow coastline waters, collecting garbage. There is an open invitation to join the swim, or come along with your kayak/SUP to join the clean up efforts! Participants will collect data on their findings to contribute to the Society’s education efforts and long-term study on marine debris in New Hampshire.
Letter-writing for Amnesty International
June 20, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
We’ll meet at Aryaloka and write letters to support current Amnesty International campaigns.

Dharma Day Celebration

Event Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017


DharmaDay_smPlease join us as we celebrate Dharma Day, one of several important Buddhist festivals throughout the year, marking our gratitude for the teachings of the Buddha!

Our plans for the afternoon:

12:00 Set up and enjoy a Potluck Lunch.  Please bring a favorite dish to share. After clean up….

1:15 – Dhammapada Puja

2:00 – Break

2:15 – Hearing the Dharma. Order Members and Sangha are encouraged to bring favorite Dharma passages to share with the group.

2:45 – Reflecting on the Dharma

3:15 – Meditating on the Dharma

3:45 – Conclusion and Clean Up

The “Art from the Order” exhibition will be on display in our gallery. Please take some time to appreciate the creative expression of our Order Members. Visit the Stupa, walk through the gardens, or follow the trails by the river.

Everyone is welcome to join with the Aryaloka community and take part in this special celebration.

Led by: Satyadaya and Khemavassika
Times: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Donations Appreciated
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page
The Generosity Kula invites everyone – each time time they come to Aryaloka – to bring one item for our collection boxes in the entryway. We are collecting non-perishable food items, personal care/cleaning products, or warm clothing items. Your generosity makes such a difference in many people’s lives! We thank you for your past donations and encourage you to continue. With gratitude, the Generosity Kula.