Yoga and Meditation Weekend

Yoga and Meditation Weekend

Event Date/Time: Dec 13, 7pm – Dec 15, 2pm Description 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 […]

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth

Event Dates: Dec 21, 10 – 4 Most of the stories about the Buddha take place outside. His Awakening took place beneath a tree, he walked everywhere, and many of his discourses were given beneath a canopy of leaves. In this introductory class, we will explore some of the mythic imagery and nature themes in […]

Meditate for Peace

Meditate for Peace

Event Dates: January 1, 2020 Please join us for the 14th annual Meditate for Peace Day this New Year’s Day. Every year we gather at Aryaloka to meditate and reflect on peace, setting the tone for the year ahead. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to appreciate this day — all are welcome! Schedule: Meditation […]

Children’s Sangha Gathering

Children’s Sangha Gathering

Event Date: Jan 5, 2:30-3pm Children’s Sangha gatherings are a wonderful way to introduce Buddhism and mindfulness to your young ones. Alisha offers a unique and lovely occasion for you to share with your children and the Aryaloka community. In each class there is a short talk, gentle meditation, and an arts and crafts activity related […]

Meditation and Mindfulness, an introduction

Meditation and Mindfulness, an introduction

Event Dates: Jan 15, 6:30pm to Feb 5, 8:30pm A four week introduction on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm. On this introductory workshop we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Mindfulness of Breathing, a meditation that has been practiced for […]

Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love | Regional Sangha Retreat

Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love | Regional Sangha Retreat

Event Dates: January 17, 2019 – January 20, 2020 Join us for our annual gathering and celebration of sangha! Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love – These are the words of Dhardo Rimpoche, a 20th century Tibetan master and one of Sangharakshita’s beloved teachers. Those who met him remember him warmly as a genuine living bodhisattva. […]

The Way of Kindness, an introduction to meditation

The Way of Kindness, an introduction to meditation

Event Dates: January 25, 10-4 “Even as a mother protects with her life Her child, her only child, So with a boundless heart Should one cherish all living beings” from the Karaniya Metta Sutta On this introductory meditation workshop we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of kindness or metta, generally as a living principle, and […]

Vegetarian Cooking Series | Vegetarian Basics

Vegetarian Cooking Series | Vegetarian Basics

Event Date/Time: September 22, 2-6pm Learn how to make nutritionally balanced and delicious meals with whole food. Topics will include questions about protein, carbs, veganism, vegetarian “meat”, processed food, gluten allergies, how to work with tofu, tempeh, and more. We will be working with the abundant harvest of the season, explore how to eat local […]

Transitional States: Reflecting on the Six Bardos

Transitional States: Reflecting on the Six Bardos

Event Dates: February 7, 7pm to February 9, 2pm It is natural for us to be curious about the process of dying, and to wonder what happens during and after death. In Buddhism, there are many different meditations, rituals and customs around death. One of the best known texts regarding the subject is attributed to […]

Yoga and Meditation Weekend

Yoga and Meditation Weekend

Event Dates: Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23, 2020 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 […]

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Intensive Noble Silence Retreat

Event Dates: March 4, 7pm to March 8, 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 […]

Milarepa the Enlightened Yogi, a retreat for Triratna Order Members

Milarepa the Enlightened Yogi, a retreat for Triratna Order Members

Event Dates: April 17, 7pm to April 23, 2pm The focus of this meditation retreat will be on the extraordinary way of life of Milarepa. Milarepa’s clarity of vision has been a primary inspiration for Kamalashila. He’ll draw on his own experience of living in simplicity as a hermit and practising aspects of Milarepa’s approach. […]

Milarepa: Transformation in the Wilderness

Milarepa: Transformation in the Wilderness

Event Dates: April 24, 7pm to April 26, 2pm Studying, contemplating and meditating on the Dharma according to the Tibetan yogi Milarepa. Please join us as we welcome guest-teacher Dh Kamalashila for an engaging weekend of meditation and Dharma reflection with the works of the great Buddhist master Milarepa! A message from Kamalashila: “The Life […]

Mother–Daughter Yoga and Meditation Weekend

Mother–Daughter Yoga and Meditation Weekend

Event Dates: May 8, 7pm to May 10, 2pm The bond between mothers and daughters is unique, complicated, and full of emotions. Take time to reconnect, to celebrate and to deepen this sacred relationship. “Complicated does not inherently mean “bad.” It’s just that simultaneously, there are two different people (no matter how similar) with a […]

Dhyana, Step by Step | a weekend retreat with Bodhipaksa

Dhyana, Step by Step | a weekend retreat with Bodhipaksa

Event Dates: June 26, 7pm to June 28, 2pm 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 itself — is usually left to chance. Sometimes it happens […]