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.

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: July 25, 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

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: August 1, 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

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.

Wednesday Evenings in the Garden

Free Event

Date: August 6, 2014

Aryaloka TulipsHere’s an opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends, in the peaceful Aryaloka gardens. Every Wednesday evening during the summer we will be gathering to help beautify Aryaloka’s grounds, planting, weeding, and whatever light work is needed to keep the gardens fresh and flourishing. No gardening experience is necessary, just a willingness to help out.

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: August 8, 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

Wednesday Evenings in the Garden

Free Event

Date: August 13, 2014

Aryaloka TulipsHere’s an opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends, in the peaceful Aryaloka gardens. Every Wednesday evening during the summer we will be gathering to help beautify Aryaloka’s grounds, planting, weeding, and whatever light work is needed to keep the gardens fresh and flourishing. No gardening experience is necessary, just a willingness to help out.

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: August 15, 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

Wednesday Evenings in the Garden

Free Event

Date: August 20, 2014

Aryaloka TulipsHere’s an opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends, in the peaceful Aryaloka gardens. Every Wednesday evening during the summer we will be gathering to help beautify Aryaloka’s grounds, planting, weeding, and whatever light work is needed to keep the gardens fresh and flourishing. No gardening experience is necessary, just a willingness to help out.

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: August 22, 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

Offerings to the Buddhas

Free Event

Date: August 23, 2014

MontrasJoin us for a fun, creative evening making offerings for our shrine. We'll paint mani stones and make mantra scrolls to create an abundance of offerings for our shrine. Neither experience nor artistic skill are necessary; anyone with a willingness to make beautiful items for the shrine in the company of good friends is welcome to participate. Materials and instruction will be provided, although you may wish to bring extra stones for painting. This is a multi-age event; we'll have some mateirals available that are safe and accessible for our youngest sangha members. No preregistration is required.

Wednesday Evenings in the Garden

Free Event

Date: August 27, 2014

Aryaloka TulipsHere’s an opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends, in the peaceful Aryaloka gardens. Every Wednesday evening during the summer we will be gathering to help beautify Aryaloka’s grounds, planting, weeding, and whatever light work is needed to keep the gardens fresh and flourishing. No gardening experience is necessary, just a willingness to help out.

Friday Practice Evenings

Free Event

Date: August 29, 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

2014 Men's Going for Refuge Retreat

Price: $288.00

Date: September 5, 2014

GFRmen_smDear friends, we are looking forward to your attendance at the upcoming 2014 Men's Going for Refuge Retreat.  The retreat will start with an evening meal on Friday, September 6th and end at lunchtime on September 15th.

Retreat progam:

More information on the retreat program, including preparatory study and practice, will be sent along to individuals in the ordination process soon via email.

2014 Preceptors Retreat

Free Event

Date: September 14, 2014

Triratna logoMore details to come soon for this event...

2014 North American Order Convention

Price: $128.00

Date: September 17, 2014

NAOrder_smOur far-flung Order sangha will soon convene in large numbers, at the Convention for the Triratna Order in the US and Canada. We hope that you will be able to attend.

2014 Women's Going for Refuge Retreat

Price: $384.00

Date: September 23, 2014

GFRwomen_smThe Centrality of Going for Refuge

On this retreat we will be exploring the meaning and purpose of Going for Refuge and why it is central in our spiritual lives. We will do this through talks, study, discussion, meditation and devotion.

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: October 7, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

As Metta Unfolds: Intermediate Meditation Course

Price: $40.00

Date: October 8, 2014

touching_heart_smIn five weeks of evening sessions we will enter the realms of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. What if you were more kind to yourself? What if you could develop greater compassion for everyone in this challenging world? What is the gateway to joy? And is it really possible to be calm and even-minded in the face of everything life throws at us? Come to this series of classes if you have been meditating for a while and wonder where the heart fits in.

Available Spaces: 25

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: October 9, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: October 14, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

As Metta Unfolds: Intermediate Meditation Course

Price: $40.00

Date: October 15, 2014

touching_heart_smIn five weeks of evening sessions we will enter the realms of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. What if you were more kind to yourself? What if you could develop greater compassion for everyone in this challenging world? What is the gateway to joy? And is it really possible to be calm and even-minded in the face of everything life throws at us? Come to this series of classes if you have been meditating for a while and wonder where the heart fits in.

Available Spaces: 25

Introduction to Meditation Course

Price: $40.00

Date: October 15, 2014

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

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: October 16, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Young Sangha Gathering

Free Event

Date: October 19, 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

Meditation Tune Up: Moving into the Dhyanas

Price: $50.00

Date: October 19, 2014

dhyanas_smDo you ever wonder if there is more to meditation practice than you are experiencing? When practicing the Mindfulness of Breathing, do you sometimes wonder what to do after you get to 10? Does your mind wander more than you’d like? Is metta sometimes hard to cultivate?

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: October 21, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

As Metta Unfolds: Intermediate Meditation Course

Price: $40.00

Date: October 22, 2014

touching_heart_smIn five weeks of evening sessions we will enter the realms of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. What if you were more kind to yourself? What if you could develop greater compassion for everyone in this challenging world? What is the gateway to joy? And is it really possible to be calm and even-minded in the face of everything life throws at us? Come to this series of classes if you have been meditating for a while and wonder where the heart fits in.

Available Spaces: 24

Introduction to Meditation Course

Price: $40.00

Date: October 22, 2014

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

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: October 23, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Bodhisattvas at Play – Fall Work Weekend

Free Event

Date: October 25, 2014

workday_smPlease join us for our spring work days on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 25th! This is a great chance to practice generosity and to work together with friends from the Aryaloka sangha to create beauty and harmony inside and outside. We will be cleaning, tidying, working in the gardens and on the grounds – whatever needs doing to make the center shine! No experience necessary.

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: October 28, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

As Metta Unfolds: Intermediate Meditation Course

Price: $40.00

Date: October 29, 2014

touching_heart_smIn five weeks of evening sessions we will enter the realms of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. What if you were more kind to yourself? What if you could develop greater compassion for everyone in this challenging world? What is the gateway to joy? And is it really possible to be calm and even-minded in the face of everything life throws at us? Come to this series of classes if you have been meditating for a while and wonder where the heart fits in.

Available Spaces: 25

Introduction to Meditation Course

Price: $40.00

Date: October 29, 2014

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

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: October 30, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite

Price: $145.00

Date: October 31, 2014

mindful_eating2_smYou can bring the power of mindfulness into your life by engaging in the practice of mindful eating. To transform your mind, health, and life, learn how to use three steps with food and the act of eating, using 2500-year-old wisdom from the Buddhist tradition.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: November 4, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

As Metta Unfolds: Intermediate Meditation Course

Price: $40.00

Date: November 5, 2014

touching_heart_smIn five weeks of evening sessions we will enter the realms of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. What if you were more kind to yourself? What if you could develop greater compassion for everyone in this challenging world? What is the gateway to joy? And is it really possible to be calm and even-minded in the face of everything life throws at us? Come to this series of classes if you have been meditating for a while and wonder where the heart fits in.

Available Spaces: 25

Introduction to Meditation Course

Price: $40.00

Date: November 5, 2014

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

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: November 6, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Sangha Day

Free Event

Date: November 8, 2014

Triratna Refuge Tree“The growth of the sangha should be expected… so long as they meet together frequently and in large numbers…”
~ The Buddha, Mahaparinibbana Sutta

On Saturday, November 23, the Aryaloka community will be joining together in celebration of Sangha. This special day of practice, discussion, and rejoicing will be co-led by Order members throughout the region, with support from kulas of Mitras and Friends. It promises to be an inspiring opportunity to experience the diversity and depth of our local sangha.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Price: $240.00

Date: November 11, 2014

noble_silence3_smThis intensive retreat creates an atmosphere conducive to extended meditation with the fewest external distractions. Retreat participants will have no responsibilities during their time here so they can focus completely on their meditation practice. An emphasis on the collective aspect of practice using the five precepts is woven into the fabric of this retreat.

Available Spaces: 11

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: November 20, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Exploring Mindfulness: The joy of bringing awareness into our daily lives

Price: $85.00

Date: November 22, 2014

exploring_mindfulness_smAre you ready to take your mindfulness to a deeper level? Treat yourself to a relaxing and spacious day of mindfulness practice, including meditation, activities, noble silence, gentle yoga, and small group discussion. This mini-retreat will offer you practical ways to apply mindfulness in your relationships, communication, and work. Led by Akashavanda and Tom Gaillard.

Available Spaces: 25

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.

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: November 25, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: November 27, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: December 2, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Open Meditation Session

Free Event

Date: December 4, 2014

MeditationAre you looking for more opportunities to meditate with others or for help maintaining a regular meditation practice? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for open meditaton sessions, followed by time for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Some guidance will be provided for those new to meditation, but anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to meditation is recommended to take one of our weekend Introduction to Meditation workshops or four week Introduction to Meditation courses. The open meditation sessions will not be held when retreats are in session. There is no fee for these sessions, but donations are appreciated. No registration required.

Available Spaces: Unlimited