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

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. Led meditation, Dharma talk, and engaged discussion. All are welcome! By donation.
Click here to join.


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 of Goodwill and Good News from Amala

A Message of Goodwill and Good News from Amala

Aryaloka Remains Vital Online


Dear Friends of Aryaloka,

We hope that you are in good health and faring well in the current conditions of our world. We would like to share with you some news about Aryaloka to keep you well informed, and to let you know that we are here to support your practice of the Buddha’s teaching.

Aryaloka continues to host online classes and retreats. Tuesday Friends’ Nights carry on as they have... Read more

Welcoming Liberation A Space for Thriving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) BAME (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) Dharma and Community Connection

Welcoming  Liberation A Space for Thriving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) BAME (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) Dharma and Community Connection

Welcoming  Liberation

A Space for Thriving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) BAME (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) Dharma and Community Connection.

Last Saturday of every month: 2 hours. Click here for more info and to reserve a space.

USA PST 09:00-11:00 | México 11:00-13:00 | USA EST 12:00-14:00 | IE &UK 17:00-19:00 | India 21:30-23:30 | Australia EST 02.00-04:00 ... Read more

Finding Peace with Meditation | an online introduction

Finding Peace with Meditation | an online introduction

Event Dates: October 10th, 10am-12pm on Zoom


Meditation practice helps us to develop contentment, clarity, integration, concentration, and a sense of peace. Whether you’re just looking to find some stillness in your life, or to directly explore the nature of consciousness, this class is a great way to begin!

On this introductory meditation workshop we will explore the Bu... Read more

The Way of Mindfulness – Pathway to the Sublime, a workshop with special guests Nagabodhi and Vimalachitta!

The Way of Mindfulness – Pathway to the Sublime, a workshop with special guests Nagabodhi and Vimalachitta!

Event Dates: October 17th, 10am–1pm Eastern


The Buddha described Mindfulness as “the only way for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for the destruction of suffering and grief, for reaching the right path, for the attainment of Nirvana.”

Buddhism begins and ends with the mind. It is our minds that perceive, label, interpret and filter... Read more

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches to Care of Nature

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches to Care of Nature

Event Dates: Nov 20-22 (times below)


This online retreat offers an in-depth opportunity to cultivate a Dharmic view of the linked environmental crises currently facing all living beings – in the air, in the sea and on the earth.

•We will explore relevant Buddhist teachings and their implications for our lives today.

•We will meditate ... Read more

This Difficult Thing of Being Human, an online retreat with Bodhipaksa

This Difficult Thing of Being Human, an online retreat with Bodhipaksa

Event Dates: Dec 12 and 13, 10am-1pm Eastern, both days


We all long for someone who will love us unconditionally. But what if that person is us?

Most us us have the habit of being hard on ourselves. We talk unkindly to ourselves and often we sacrifice our own well-being in order to “get things done.” We blame ourselves when things go wrong, and often fear that if we stop doing so we’ll... Read more

Winter Stillness – Online Meditation Intensive

Winter Stillness – Online Meditation Intensive

Event Dates: Dec 26 to Dec 31


Save the Dates! More information coming soon. Our annual Winter Stillness retreat will be online this year: a mix of online content along with a suggested off-line program.

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the pandemic situation and discussing our options going forward. At this time, we feel the situation is still too unpredictable to plan on an in-person retreat, even with restrictions. Though we are so fortunate to h... Read more

Meditate for Peace New Year’s Day

Meditate for Peace New Year’s Day

Event Dates: January 1, 2021


Please join us for the 15th annual Meditate for Peace Day on New Year’s Day!

Every year we gather at Aryaloka to meditate and reflect on peace, setting the tone for the year ahead. This year we will not be able to gather in-person as we usually do, though we will have the opportunity to participate from home via Zoom. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to... Read more