Welcome to Aryaloka!

Aryaloka is a place dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhism. We are part of the Triratna Buddhist Community - an international network of public centers, communities and projects. Our mission is to create the best possible conditions in which to explore and practice the Buddhist path. We study and practice meditation and Buddhadharma in a spiritual community based on the ideals of compassion, generosity, and awareness.

Below you'll find information about featured and upcoming events, retreats, and news from our center. Hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events at Aryaloka:

Vajra Bell: Fall 2019

Vajra Bell: Fall 2019

Community, Practice, Ritual and Creativity

A close look at what’s happening at three US sanghas: Aryaloka, San Francisco and Rocky Mountain Buddhist centers

  • ‘Cultivating the Riches of Less’ by Saddhavasini
  • ‘Unearthing the Buddha’ at Aryaloka by Suddhayu
  • 5 Buddha Mandala to Protect and Celebrate Dharmadhara by Danamaya
  • Drop the Story: Turn attention away from resisting pain
  • Acting as if: Training to be of benefit to others
  • Sangha Connections in US and Canada
  • In Love with the World: One Monk’s Jou... Read more

A Message From the Aryaloka Board

A Message From the Aryaloka Board

All In-Person Events are Currently Postponed


Dear Friends,

Much can change in a few day’s time. As a response to the current public health crisis we have decided to cease all in-person classes and retreats at Aryaloka until further notice. We will keep you all well informed of our re-opening date.

Many of our teachers and volunteers are vulnerable, as well as many who come here regularly. If we act now to limit contact with the virus, we will hopefully be helping in the broader effort to slow the progress of the virus. You can keep up to date with inform... Read more

Tuesday Evenings Online

Tuesday Evenings Online

Dear Friends,
As you likely know, we have ceased all in-person gatherings at Aryaloka until further notice.
For the time being, our Tuesday Friends’ Evenings will be online from 7-8:30pm every week. This is a great opportunity to stay connected and find some inspiration. All are welcome! By donation.
Click here to join.


Spring Retreat: Deep Ecology and Elemental Transformation – Now Online!

Spring Retreat: Deep Ecology and Elemental Transformation – Now Online!

Event Dates: May 29, 30 and 31 (see details below)


During these times of ‘staying at home’ and physical distancing there are nonetheless many ways to experience interconnectedness. Buddhist teachings help us understand how our existence is contingent upon the existence of infinite other beings and elements. We truly do not live alone. Every one of us is a ‘fruit’ or a coalescence of countless conditions and processes arising toget... Read more

Mindful Eating and Yoga Retreat – Now Online!

Mindful Eating and Yoga Retreat – Now Online!

Event Dates: Self-paced, the month of June 2020


Mindful eating changes how the brain works by changing neural pathways that can transform your mind, health, and life! Now you can learn about mindful eating from the comfort of your home. You can join Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed, RD, CDE and Kathleen Costello, MS, DC, two mindfulness professionals, as they describe a way to bring mindfulness from an abstract idea to your next meal. Learn how t... Read more

Dhyana, Step by Step | a weekend retreat with Bodhipaksa – NOW ONLINE

Dhyana, Step by Step | a weekend retreat with Bodhipaksa – NOW ONLINE

Event Dates: June 27 and 28, 9:30am-12:30pm (EDT)


This event will take place on Zoom on Saturday and Sunday morning, 9:30 to 12:30 both days.

You’ve probably been given very specific instructions on how to develop mindfulness. You’ve probably received very clear direction in how to cultivate loving-kindness. But dhyana — even although it’s considered to be the basis of Awakening ... Read more

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Event Dates: July 15, 7pm to July 19, 2pm


Listen to the sound of water
In the clefts and in the gullies:
The tiny streams gurgle loudly
— Mighty waters flow in silence.
From the Nalaka Sutta

This retreat provides a safe and supportive space to practice meditation in an atmosphere of deep silence. There is an emphasis on the collective aspect of practice, with the Five Precepts woven into the fabric of the daily program.<... Read more

Freedom Beyond Fear: The Dakini in the Cremation Ground | a Dharma Practice Weekend for Men

Freedom Beyond Fear: The Dakini in the Cremation Ground | a Dharma Practice Weekend for Men

Event Dates: July 24, 7pm to July 26, 2pm


“When you are free from the concepts of meditator and meditation object and never lose sight of your innate nature, that is the sign that you have met the mother of luminosity”*

On this retreat we’ll focus on two potent symbols from the <... Read more