Young Sangha

As Buddhists, our community connects us to one another as well as to the place called Aryaloka. Young Sangha is an opportunity for our children, beginning at the age of 5, to gather at Aryaloka on a regular basis in order to create a sense of connectedness with the Buddhist community of their parents and to the place and rituals of Aryaloka. During Young Sangha, children will participate in a variety of age appropriate activities that will:

  • Bring them together in companionship and friendship.
  • Introduce them to the practice of meditation that can serve as a source of strength, growth and comfort as they begin their own journey of self discovery.
  • Give them opportunities to learn and practice Buddhist values such as kindness, generosity, and truthfulness.
  • Connect them with the beauties of nature that surround the Aryaloka grounds.

Upcoming Young Sangha Events:

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Children’s Sangha

Event Date: Sunday, June 14th, July 25th, September 13th, and November 15th

childrens_sangha2_smThese classes offer a simple introduction to Buddha’s teachings by emphasizing kindness and respect for others. Our first hour is for children ages up to 9. In each class there is a short talk, gentle meditation, and an arts and crafts activity related to a Buddhist theme. Older children are encouraged to come and help with the arts and crafts program. Parents must remain on premises and parents of very young children are asked to stay with their child to assist them if needed. The second hour is for ages 10 to 17. During this hour we will have gentle meditation and discussion on topics relevant to teens and how to live the practices in our lives.

Please sign up on line and call or email the office to let us know the age and number of children attending.


Young Person’s Sangha Hangout

Event Dates: Sunday, September 27, 2015 6-8pm

young_persons_smIf you’re a New England Triratna sangha member in your 20s and 30s (or thereabouts and young at heart) please join us for the third gathering of the Young Person’s Sangha!

These monthly gatherings are a great chance to get together with other young sangha members to hang out, get to know each other, and talk about various issues and topics. Come be a part of the creation of our fledgling gang of Dharma practitioners!

The Young Person’s Sangha meets on the fourth Sunday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Jul 26      Nagaloka Buddhist Center (Portland, ME)
Aug 23
     Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Oct 25
      Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Nov 22
      Nagaloka Buddhist Center (Portland, ME)
Dec 27
      Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Contact Rijupatha at to make sure you’re on the mailing list for young folks and stay tuned.

Young members of all the regional sanghas – Portsmouth Buddhist Center, Nagaloka Buddhist Center, and Triratna Boston – are all heartily invited!

Led by: Dh. Rijupatha
Times: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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.