Aryaloka Drawing Group

Free Event

Date: July 13, 2014

drawing_group_smThis monthly informal drawing group grew out of a Drawing and Meditation Workshop and it’s a great way to meet up with other artistic spiritual friends.

Aryaloka Drawing Group

Free Event

Date: August 3, 2014

drawing_group_smThis monthly informal drawing group grew out of a Drawing and Meditation Workshop and it’s a great way to meet up with other artistic spiritual friends.

Tuesday Friends' Night: Autumn Series

Free Event

Date: October 21, 2014

buddha-rupa4_300px_squareFriends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00, 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.

The 40-minute silent meditation in the main shrine room is typically not guided. (If you prefer to have prior instruction, see the Programs section for more information on introductory classes.)

An option for a guided meditation is offered in the library, after which, you can join the rest of the group for the second half of the evening.

Tuesday Friends' Night: Autumn Series

Free Event

Date: October 28, 2014

buddha-rupa4_300px_squareFriends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00, 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.

The 40-minute silent meditation in the main shrine room is typically not guided. (If you prefer to have prior instruction, see the Programs section for more information on introductory classes.)

An option for a guided meditation is offered in the library, after which, you can join the rest of the group for the second half of the evening.

Tuesday Friends' Night: Autumn Series

Free Event

Date: November 4, 2014

buddha-rupa4_300px_squareFriends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00, 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.

The 40-minute silent meditation in the main shrine room is typically not guided. (If you prefer to have prior instruction, see the Programs section for more information on introductory classes.)

An option for a guided meditation is offered in the library, after which, you can join the rest of the group for the second half of the evening.

Tuesday Friends' Night: Autumn Series

Free Event

Date: November 18, 2014

buddha-rupa4_300px_squareFriends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00, 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.

The 40-minute silent meditation in the main shrine room is typically not guided. (If you prefer to have prior instruction, see the Programs section for more information on introductory classes.)

An option for a guided meditation is offered in the library, after which, you can join the rest of the group for the second half of the evening.

Aryaloka Drawing Group

Free Event

Date: November 23, 2014

drawing_group_smThis monthly informal drawing group grew out of a Drawing and Meditation Workshop and it’s a great way to meet up with other artistic spiritual friends.

Tuesday Friends' Night: Autumn Series

Free Event

Date: November 25, 2014

buddha-rupa4_300px_squareFriends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00, 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.

The 40-minute silent meditation in the main shrine room is typically not guided. (If you prefer to have prior instruction, see the Programs section for more information on introductory classes.)

An option for a guided meditation is offered in the library, after which, you can join the rest of the group for the second half of the evening.

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: November 28, 2014

Practice EveningJoin us every Friday evening for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m..  Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Tuesday Friends' Night: Autumn Series

Free Event

Date: December 2, 2014

buddha-rupa4_300px_squareFriends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00, 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.

The 40-minute silent meditation in the main shrine room is typically not guided. (If you prefer to have prior instruction, see the Programs section for more information on introductory classes.)

An option for a guided meditation is offered in the library, after which, you can join the rest of the group for the second half of the evening.

Friday Practice Evenings

Price: $

Date: December 5, 2014

Practice EveningJoin us every Friday evening for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m..  Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Order/Mitra Day: Cultivating Mudita

Free Event

Date: December 6, 2014

ordermitra_mudita_smJoin Khemavassika, Narottama, and Viriyagita and the rest of the Order/Mitra sangha for a day of practice, friendship, and study. The theme of the day is mudita and its role in furthering spiritual development.  This will be done through shrine room activities as well as interactive discussions. Please bring a tasty dish for the pot luck lunch and a donation for the dana bowl to help cover the costs of the day.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Women’s GFR Overnight

Price: $72.00

Date: December 6, 2014

womens_day_smIf you are a mitra in the Triratna ordination training process or a Dharmacharini please join us for a mini overnight retreat at Aryaloka.

The retreat will offer time for friendship; time for meditation and stillness; time for exploration and discovery; time for reflection on a Mahayana sutra. And an opportunity to support our practice of going for refuge to the three jewels.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Tuesday Friends' Night: Autumn Series

Free Event

Date: December 9, 2014

buddha-rupa4_300px_squareFriends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00, 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.

The 40-minute silent meditation in the main shrine room is typically not guided. (If you prefer to have prior instruction, see the Programs section for more information on introductory classes.)

An option for a guided meditation is offered in the library, after which, you can join the rest of the group for the second half of the evening.

Friday Practice Evenings

Price: $

Date: December 12, 2014

Practice EveningJoin us every Friday evening for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m..  Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Keeping it Real: Spiritual Friendship

Price: $30.00

Date: December 13, 2014

Men's DayThe Dharma off the Cushion" workshop series we will investigate how our everyday lives can express our Dharma practice. Each workshop will focus on a specific topic, and provide tools and guidance for navigating the trickier areas of our lives. Although each individual workshop will have a different format, they all will offer ample time for reflection and discussion of one's own circumstances and experience.

Available Spaces: 16

Young Sangha Gathering

Free Event

Date: December 14, 2014

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.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Friday Practice Evenings

Price: $

Date: December 19, 2014

Practice EveningJoin us every Friday evening for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m..  Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: The Vimalakirti Nirdesa

Price: $30.00

Date: December 20, 2014

Vimalakirti_smThe Vimalakirti Nirdesa- also called the "Inconceivable Emancipation"- is a Buddhist text which tests the boundaries of what we call Reality via its protagonist Vimalakirti, an advanced bodhisattva. Highly insightful, and often humorous, it takes us on a mind-bending magical journey.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Aryaloka Drawing Group

Free Event

Date: December 21, 2014

drawing_group_smThis monthly informal drawing group grew out of a Drawing and Meditation Workshop and it’s a great way to meet up with other artistic spiritual friends.

Introduction to Meditation Workshop - Mindfulness of Breathing

Price: $50.00

Date: December 21, 2014

MeditationThis workshop is an intensive introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Winter Meditation Retreat

Price: $200.00

Date: December 26, 2014

nordic2_smTis 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.

Available Spaces: 17

Meditate For Peace Day

Free Event

Date: January 1, 2015

Meditate for Peace DayPlease join us once again for the 2015 Meditate for Peace Day. This will be our ninth annual meditation day at the dawn of the New Year. Join us in the spirit of peace and loving-kindness for the benefit of all beings.

Aryaloka Drawing Group

Price: $

Date: January 4, 2015

drawing_group_smThis monthly informal drawing group grew out of a Drawing and Meditation Workshop and it’s a great way to meet up with other artistic spiritual friends.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: January 9, 2015

Practice EveningJoin us every Friday evening for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m..  Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Path of Practice Group

Price: $80.00

Date: January 11, 2015

kalyanamitra_sm"If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change... from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps."  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.  

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Introduction to Meditation Course

Price: $45.00

Date: January 14, 2015

PaintingThis four-week course provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of sitting meditation practice. During the course, two different meditation practices will be taught: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Meditation on Loving Kindness. These are traditional Buddhist meditation techniques dating back to the time of the Buddha, although one does not need to be a Buddhist or have Buddhist beliefs to practice them.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Kalyana Mitrata: A Retreat for the Portland, Boston, and NYC sanghas

Price: $180.00

Date: January 16, 2015

kalyanamitra_smAs the Buddha explained to Ananda spiritual friendship is the whole of the spiritual life. We will explore through talks, study, discussion and small groups how friendship impacts our practice and how it relates to our everyday lives. We will connect with each other through meditation, open discussion, and devotional practice. And of course, as always, we will practice together in the spirit of sangha with friendship as the main focus.

Available Spaces: 25

Introduction to Meditation Course

Price: $45.00

Date: January 21, 2015

PaintingThis four-week course provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of sitting meditation practice. During the course, two different meditation practices will be taught: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Meditation on Loving Kindness. These are traditional Buddhist meditation techniques dating back to the time of the Buddha, although one does not need to be a Buddhist or have Buddhist beliefs to practice them.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: January 23, 2015

Practice EveningJoin us every Friday evening for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m..  Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Introduction To Meditation Workshop – Mindfulness of Breathing

Price: $35.00

Date: January 25, 2015

intromeditation2_smThis workshop is an intensive introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Introduction to Meditation Course

Price: $45.00

Date: January 28, 2015

PaintingThis four-week course provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of sitting meditation practice. During the course, two different meditation practices will be taught: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Meditation on Loving Kindness. These are traditional Buddhist meditation techniques dating back to the time of the Buddha, although one does not need to be a Buddhist or have Buddhist beliefs to practice them.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Aryaloka Drawing Group

Free Event

Date: February 1, 2015

drawing_group_smThis monthly informal drawing group grew out of a Drawing and Meditation Workshop and it’s a great way to meet up with other artistic spiritual friends.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Introduction to Meditation Course

Price: $45.00

Date: February 4, 2015

PaintingThis four-week course provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of sitting meditation practice. During the course, two different meditation practices will be taught: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Meditation on Loving Kindness. These are traditional Buddhist meditation techniques dating back to the time of the Buddha, although one does not need to be a Buddhist or have Buddhist beliefs to practice them.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: February 6, 2015

Practice EveningJoin us every Friday evening for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m..  Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Nordic Nirvana Retreat

Price: $160.00

Date: February 6, 2015

nordicnirvana_smPack your cross country skis or snowshoes to experience the awe of Aryaloka’s winter stillness and beauty. Scheduled to fall on the full moon, this weekend retreat will be a delicious mix of playing in the snow, meditation, periods of noble silence, and small group discussion – all in the context of cultivating mindfulness and gratitude. Akashavanda will share her favorite (secret!) place for a moonlit excursion in the woods and Arjava will share his culinary gifts in the kitchen.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Path of Practice Group

Price: $80.00

Date: February 8, 2015

kalyanamitra_sm"If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change... from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps."  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.  

Introduction To Meditation And Buddhism – Winter Series

Price: $100.00

Date: February 11, 2015

SatipatthanaOn these six Wednesday evenings we will learn traditional Buddhist meditations and also explore basic Buddhist teachings. Meditations taught will include the Mindfulness of Breathing, development of loving-kindness (Metta Bhavana) and walking meditation. These forms have been found to be supportive and helpful to most everyone by helping us to focus, to become more at ease, to know our own minds more fully. Buddhist teachings shared will include the five ethical precepts, the principle of conditionality or interconnectedness, and the Four Noble Truths. The course emphasizes how the Buddhist tradition applies to our lives and the world as we know it now.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: February 13, 2015

Practice EveningJoin us every Friday evening for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m..  Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Introduction To Meditation And Buddhism – Winter Series

Price: $100.00

Date: February 18, 2015

SatipatthanaOn these six Wednesday evenings we will learn traditional Buddhist meditations and also explore basic Buddhist teachings. Meditations taught will include the Mindfulness of Breathing, development of loving-kindness (Metta Bhavana) and walking meditation. These forms have been found to be supportive and helpful to most everyone by helping us to focus, to become more at ease, to know our own minds more fully. Buddhist teachings shared will include the five ethical precepts, the principle of conditionality or interconnectedness, and the Four Noble Truths. The course emphasizes how the Buddhist tradition applies to our lives and the world as we know it now.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: February 20, 2015

Practice EveningJoin us every Friday evening for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m..  Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Introduction To Meditation And Buddhism – Winter Series

Price: $100.00

Date: February 25, 2015

SatipatthanaOn these six Wednesday evenings we will learn traditional Buddhist meditations and also explore basic Buddhist teachings. Meditations taught will include the Mindfulness of Breathing, development of loving-kindness (Metta Bhavana) and walking meditation. These forms have been found to be supportive and helpful to most everyone by helping us to focus, to become more at ease, to know our own minds more fully. Buddhist teachings shared will include the five ethical precepts, the principle of conditionality or interconnectedness, and the Four Noble Truths. The course emphasizes how the Buddhist tradition applies to our lives and the world as we know it now.

Available Spaces: Unlimited