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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Young Person’s Sangha Hangout: The Dharma at Work

Event Date: Sunday, March 22 |  6pm-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 second gathering of the Young Person’s Sangha!

This Month: The Dharma at Work

We’ll be talking about Right Livelihood and finding meaning in our career, ethics in the workplace, finding stillness amid the demands of work life, and more…

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 (dates are listed below so you can plan ahead) from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Upcoming Hangout Dates: Apr. 26, May 24, Jun. 28

Until June, all events will meet at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, but we may plan to meet at other venues in the future. Contact Rijupatha at rijupatha@gmail.com 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: 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.

Young Person’s Sangha Hangout: Quenching the Fire of Craving

Event Date: Sunday, April 26 |  6pm-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 second gathering of the Young Person’s Sangha!

This Month: Quenching the Fire of Craving

Modern culture, especially for young people, is constantly encouraging us to spin on a never-ending wheel of wanting more and better and faster and newer – but when is it enough? Where does all this craving get us, and how can we be satisfied with what’s really important? This month we’ll discuss craving – how it leads to stress and suffering, and what we can do about it.

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 (dates are listed below so you can plan ahead) from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Upcoming Hangout Dates: May 24, Jun. 28

Until June, all events will meet at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, but we may plan to meet at other venues in the future. Contact Rijupatha at rijupatha@gmail.com 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: 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.

Young Person’s Sangha Hangout: Dharma Practice in the Age of Facebook

Event Date: Sunday, May 24 |  6pm-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 second gathering of the Young Person’s Sangha!

This Month: Dharma Practice in the Age of Facebook

Coming of age at the birth of the internet presents new challenges to young people living a Buddhist life. How should we reconcile sangha with social media, patience and reflection with instant answers on Google, mindfulness and ethics with texting and commenting? In this month’s gathering we jump into the fray to see where life online meets Buddhist practice.

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 (dates are listed below so you can plan ahead) from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Upcoming Hangout Dates: Jun. 28

Until June, all events will meet at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, but we may plan to meet at other venues in the future. Contact Rijupatha at rijupatha@gmail.com 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: 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.

Children’s Sangha

Event Dates: Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, June 14th


Young SanghaThese 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. (more…)