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 of Unity and Awareness – Our Commitment to the Work of Racial Equality

A Message of Unity and Awareness – Our Commitment to the Work of Racial Equality

Aryaloka has aspired to create a community that embodies what is best of our humanity. We cherish life and the qualities of awareness, kindness, compassion and freedom. We stand united in peace against the three poisons of greed, hatred and ignorance, in whatever form they may take through human behaviour. Racism is a manifestation of the poisons that continues to undermine the safety, opportunity and happiness of many people, and it is our responsibility as Buddhists to become aware of any racist tendencies in ourselves or in our communities, and do the work... 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.


Arrows into Flowers | Transforming the Power of Hatred – an Online Retreat with Nagabodhi

Arrows into Flowers | Transforming the Power of Hatred – an Online Retreat with Nagabodhi

Event Dates: Two Online Sessions July 11 and 12, 10am to 1pm (EDT)


How do we work with the roughest edges of the human condition?

The Buddha made it clear: there’s no justification for hatred in the Buddhist approach to spiritual life. And yet, unless we’re lucky, people can upset, abuse or betray us, while events in the wider world can sometimes see us overwhelmed by feelings of... Read more

Freedom Beyond Fear: The Dakini in the Cremation Ground – Now Online!

Freedom Beyond Fear: The Dakini in the Cremation Ground – Now Online!

Event Dates: July 24, 7pm to July 26, 6pm (EDT)


“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”*

Friday: 7-8:30pm EDT (4-5:30pm PDT) on Zoom

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