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Aryaloka Buddhist Center

14 Heartwood Circle
Newmarket, NH 03857 United States

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July 2018

Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Art Exhibition: Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch July 2 – August 31  The Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery welcomes Kittery, Maine’s award winning photographer Lawrence Elbroch with his Images Of Asia, Summer Exhibition. Larry is especially drawn to unexpected beauty, spirituality and people who live close to the earth. His photography travels have taken him to Bhutan, Ladakh, Tibet, Myanmar and beyond. Fifteen large-format framed photographs will be on display and include portraits of monks and local people, an…

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Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 6, 2018

Art Exhibition: Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch July 2 – August 31 Public viewing times: M – F, July 2 – August 23, 10 am – 3 pm.  Closed July 16, 17, 18 and 27.  The Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery welcomes Kittery, Maine’s award winning photographer Lawrence Elbroch with his Images Of Asia, Summer Exhibition. Larry is especially drawn to unexpected beauty, spirituality and people who live close to the earth. His photography travels have taken him to Bhutan, Ladakh,…

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Art and Meditation Workshop

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 9:00am

  Please join us for an Art/Meditation morning at Akasaloka behind the domes of Aryaloka. Led by Narottama and friends, this class is especially aimed at those who might not consider themselves artists or creative at all. For those wanting to connect with their creative energies, we will use simple creative techniques combined with meditation to wake up the inner worlds of beauty and light. There will be space for ten participants using drawing, painting, clay, paper, fabric or writing…

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Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 13, 2018

Art Exhibition: Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch July 2 – August 31 Public viewing times: M – F, July 2 – August 23, 10:00 – 3:00.  Closed July 16, 17, 18 and 27.  The Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery welcomes Kittery, Maine’s award winning photographer Lawrence Elbroch with his Images Of Asia, Summer Exhibition. Larry is especially drawn to unexpected beauty, spirituality and people who live close to the earth. His photography travels have taken him to Bhutan, Ladakh, Tibet, Myanmar…

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Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

Art Exhibition: Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch July 2 – August 31 Public viewing times: M – F, July 2 – August 23, 10 am – 3 pm.  Closed July 16, 17, 18 and 27.    The Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery welcomes Kittery, Maine’s award winning photographer Lawrence Elbroch with his Images Of Asia, Summer Exhibition. Larry is especially drawn to unexpected beauty, spirituality and people who live close to the earth. His photography travels have taken him to Bhutan,…

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Regional Dharma Day Celebration 2018

July 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for an epic Dharma Day puja that will invite us to pay homage to the Dharma as it has arisen through time. The program will be a ritualized journey through the Three Yanas. We’ll begin with stories from the Pali Canon, followed by readings on the Six Paramitas and culminating in meeting the Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas whose mantras we chant to close the sevenfold puja.  

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Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 26, 2018

Art Exhibition: Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch July 2 – August 31 Public viewing times: M – F, July 2 – August 23, 10 am – 3 pm.  Closed July 16, 17, 18 and 27.  The Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery welcomes Kittery, Maine’s award winning photographer Lawrence Elbroch with his Images Of Asia, Summer Exhibition. Larry is especially drawn to unexpected beauty, spirituality and people who live close to the earth. His photography travels have taken him to Bhutan, Ladakh,…

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The Journey and the Guide – An Intensive Exploration

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - July 29 @ 7:00 pm

On this retreat we’ll explore the fundamental question ‘How do we make the most of our life?’ From the Buddhist perspective the answer to this question is to make progress towards Enlightenment – the quintessence of wisdom, energy and love. But what does that really mean and how, in practice, do we make progress? We’ll explore these questions and try to find direct answers to them using meditation, seminars on the Buddha’s teachings, discussion and ritual. The retreat is led…

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Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 3, 2018

Art Exhibition: Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch July 2 – August 31 Public viewing times: M – F, July 2 – August 23, 10 am – 3 pm.  Closed July 16, 17, 18 and 27.    The Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery welcomes Kittery, Maine’s award winning photographer Lawrence Elbroch with his Images Of Asia, Summer Exhibition. Larry is especially drawn to unexpected beauty, spirituality and people who live close to the earth. His photography travels have taken him to Bhutan,…

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August 2018

Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 10, 2018

Art Exhibition: Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch July 2 – August 31 Public viewing times: M – F, July 2 – August 23, 10 am – 3 pm.  Closed July 16, 17, 18 and 27.    The Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery welcomes Kittery, Maine’s award winning photographer Lawrence Elbroch with his Images Of Asia, Summer Exhibition. Larry is especially drawn to unexpected beauty, spirituality and people who live close to the earth. His photography travels have taken him to Bhutan,…

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The Great Going Forth: Old Age, Sickness, and Death

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Just Another Buddhist Good Time This workshop is designed for those of us who recognize aging, sickness and death are no longer abstract concepts.We see our own physical and mental changes, and those of our families and friends. We know where they lead. We have passed our youth and now we recognize that our midlife is gone too. Yikes! My hair really is on fire. What to do ? This day we will meditate, reflect, and share what it is…

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Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 17, 2018

Art Exhibition: Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch July 2 – August 31 Public viewing times: M – F, July 2 – August 23, 10 am – 3 pm.  Closed July 16, 17, 18 and 27.  The Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery welcomes Kittery, Maine’s award winning photographer Lawrence Elbroch with his Images Of Asia, Summer Exhibition. Larry is especially drawn to unexpected beauty, spirituality and people who live close to the earth. His photography travels have taken him to Bhutan, Ladakh,…

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Ancient Wisdom Study Day: Sammaditthi Sutta

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Twenty-five hundred years ago, the Buddha’s foremost disciple, Sariputta, was with the Buddha near Savatthi, India.  Followers of the Buddha had traveled a long distance to receive teachings. Sariputta, who was praised by the Buddha for his wisdom, decided to teach about Right View, the first step on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path to peace and Enlightment. On this study day we will listen to, meditate on, and discuss how we can achieve Right View – and maybe even Perfect Vision,…

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I’ll Meet You There

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 I’ll Meet You There Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. – Rumi We connect with each other in the space that opens up when we let go of our ideas of good and bad, right and wrong. We are connected in such a way that it hardly makes sense to talk about us as separate beings. There’s just a sense of compassionate presence, intense closeness, and empathy. Through empathy we can…

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Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 24, 2018

Art Exhibition: Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch July 2 – August 31 Public viewing times: M – F, July 2 – August 23, 10 am – 3 pm.  Closed July 16, 17, 18 and 27.  The Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery welcomes Kittery, Maine’s award winning photographer Lawrence Elbroch with his Images Of Asia, Summer Exhibition. Larry is especially drawn to unexpected beauty, spirituality and people who live close to the earth. His photography travels have taken him to Bhutan, Ladakh,…

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The Six Guidelines: 2018 Women’s GFR Retreat

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - September 2 @ 7:00 pm

Event Dates: Friday, August 24 –  Sunday, September 2 This year’s North American Going for Refuge retreat will be investigating the Six Guidelines for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. What does it mean to be sincerely Going for Refuge or to have an effective practice? Explore these questions, and others, to help understand how you can deepen your practice. : Study Area 1. Sincerity of Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels Study Area 2. Effective Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels…

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Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 31, 2018

Art Exhibition: Images of Asia: Photography Exhibition by Lawrence Elbroch July 2 – August 31 Public viewing times: M – F, July 2 – August 23, 10 am – 3 pm.  Closed July 16, 17, 18 and 27.  The Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery welcomes Kittery, Maine’s award winning photographer Lawrence Elbroch with his Images Of Asia, Summer Exhibition. Larry is especially drawn to unexpected beauty, spirituality and people who live close to the earth. His photography travels have taken him to Bhutan, Ladakh,…

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September 2018

Write Here, Write Now

September 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on September 23, 2018 at 9:30am

Event Date: Sunday September 23, 2018 Beginning and experienced writers are invited to join Barbara Steiner for a day-long creative writing workshop at Aryaloka Buddhist Center. Based on the Amherst Writers and Artists method, we’ll write in response to exercises (which you are free to ignore) designed to help us bypass our inner critic and write from what comes to us. We’ll be invited to share what we’ve written, and respond to each other’s pieces with what we like and what…

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Autumn Open House

September 30
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating indefinitely

Save the date for our Open House on September 30, 2018!   We promise refreshments, interesting people, and a peaceful place – available for your enjoyment! Click here for directions to the center at 14 Heartwood Circle, Newmarket, NH.

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Men’s Practice Day

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Men’s Days are an opportunity for men in the sangha to study and practice together. Each practice day will include time for meditation, discussion, and relaxing with one another. All men in the sangha are invited to attend. Men’s Days will meet in Akashaloka. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the pot luck lunch. Men’s Practice Days will be held monthly, on the last Sunday of the month. Future Men’s Practice Dates are October 28 and November 25.…

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October 2018

Order Retreat

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - October 7 @ 2:00 pm

Event Dates: Friday, October 5  – Sunday, October 7, 2018 Once a year we hold a retreat for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order to come together for in-depth practice.  A theme and program details will be posted shortly.     Led by: TBA Times: 7pm Friday, October 5 – 2pm Sunday, October 7 Venue: Aryaloka Fee: Sliding Scale Level: Order Members Directions: Directions Page * At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances.…

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Meditation Practice Day

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and experience a day of silence and meditation. This meditation practice day is a chance to meditate in supportive conditions: stillness, silence, and in the company of like-minded friends. Enjoy meditation in Aryaloka’s beautiful shrine room, circumambulate the stupa on an early spring day, sit quietly with a cup of tea during breaks. A minimum donation of $20 is requested to offset the costs of the day; more than $20 is gratefully accepted. Please bring a vegetarian dish to…

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Transform Your Self and World with Loving-Kindness Meditation

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 9:00am

This workshop is an intensive introduction to the Metta Bhavana meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught. Metta Bhavana (cultivation of loving-kindness) is a method of working with our hearts and mind together, allowing us to enjoy greater positivity towards others and ourselves. With practice, Metta flowers into compassion and equanimity. These introductory workshops alternate between the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving-kindness) meditation practices, so join us next time to…

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Tuesday Friends’ Night: Ambedkar Day Celebration

October 16

Save the date for Ambedkar Day.     Powered by Eventbrite Led by: Various Times: Tuesday, Oct. 16t Venue: Aryaloka Fee: Donations Appreciated Level: Open to All Directions: Directions Page Aryaloka has collection boxes in the entryway for local charities. Aryaloka is currently collecting for the Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth. Safe Harbor provides support and resources for anyone affected by alcohol and drug addiction. Safe Harbor needs cleaning products, office supplies, and personal care items. We are also…

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Yoga and Meditation Retreat

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - October 28 @ 2:00 pm

Event Dates: Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28 In yoga we seek to find suitable grounding and remain aware of the transitions we make through shifting poses, all the while keeping the breath alive and vital in our practice. So too in meditation we must stay grounded while being open to our changing experience, perhaps anchored by the sensations of the breath. For this weekend retreat we will blend the approaches of yoga and meditation to reach a deeper expression…

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Men’s Practice Day

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Men’s Days are an opportunity for men in the sangha to study and practice together. Each practice day will include time for meditation, discussion, and relaxing with one another. All men in the sangha are invited to attend. Men’s Days will meet in Akashaloka. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the pot luck lunch. Men’s Practice Days will be held monthly, on the last Sunday of the month. The last Men’s Practice Date for 2018 is November 25. Led…

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November 2018

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - November 13 @ 2:00 pm

This intensive retreat creates an atmosphere conducive to extended meditation with the fewest external distractions. Retreat participants will have minimal 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. The five precepts are ethical guidelines that bring about peace and harmony to the world.

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Chanting Workshop

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 9:00am

Do you hesitate to chant because you think you can’t sing? Would you like to feel more confident about chanting in general? Or do you just want to have some fun chanting for a morning? Come one, come all to this workshop where we will demystify chanting. We’ll begin with a brief review of the role of chanting in dharma practice, then go straight into a learn-by-doing workshop. We’ll end with a rousing puja to celebrate what we’ve learned. Sunada…

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Sangha Day

November 18
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 12:00am

Save the date! On Saturday, November 18th, the Triratna Buddhist Community will celebrate Sangha Day.         Led by: Times: Saturday, November 18th Venue: Aryaloka Fee: Donations welcome Level: Open to All Directions: Directions Page Aryaloka has collection boxes in the entryway for local charities. Aryaloka is currently collecting for the Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth. Safe Harbor provides support and resources for anyone affected by alcohol and drug addiction. Safe Harbor needs cleaning products, office supplies, and…

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Men’s Practice Day

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Men’s Days are an opportunity for men in the sangha to study and practice together. Each practice day will include time for meditation, discussion, and relaxing with one another. All men in the sangha are invited to attend. Men’s Days will meet in Akashaloka. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the pot luck lunch. Men’s Practice Days will be held monthly, on the last Sunday of the month. This is the last Men’s Practice Day for 2018. Led…

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Order / Mitra Weekend

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - December 2 @ 2:00 pm

Event Dates: Friday, November 30  – Sunday, December 2, 2018   For Mitras and members of the Triratna Buddhist Order Save the date! This event is in the planning process.  More information will follow as it becomes available. * At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and…

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December 2018

Yoga and Meditation Retreat

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - December 16 @ 2:00 pm

Event Dates: Friday, December 14  – Sunday, December 16, 2018 In yoga we seek to find suitable grounding and remain aware of the transitions we make through shifting poses, all the while keeping the breath alive and vital in our practice. So too in meditation we must stay grounded while being open to our changing experience, perhaps anchored by the sensations of the breath. For this weekend retreat we will blend the approaches of yoga and meditation to reach a deeper…

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