Event Dates: April 25th, 10-1


“Then I saw an arrow here, Hard to see, embedded in the heart. Pierced by this arrow, People dash about in all directions. When the arrow’s pulled out, They don’t run and they don’t sink.”

This is from “The Discourse on Being Violent”, which scholars believe to be one of the oldest and earliest of the historical Buddha’s discourses. It’s drawn from a recent translation of the Atthakavagga, (The Book of Eights from the Sutta Nipata), one of the earliest writings in the Pali Canon.

We’ll spend the morning together reading and talking about the historical Buddha as he lived and taught in his lifetime. We’ll use this particular discourse but also other source material to experience the Buddha and his teachings before they became written and formalized. It captures a different glimpse into the life of Siddhartha Gautama; a look at what and how he taught before the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold path, and other aspects of what later came to be the organized traditions of “Buddhism”. Suitable for all levels of experience and led by DH Vidhuma.

We’ll contact you with the link once you book, or you can email info@aryaloka.org for the online event link. You’ll need to download Zoom on either your computer, tablet or phone to participate. This workshop is offered by donation, $1 to $40 suggested. If you’d prefer not to donate through Eventbrite, you may follow this link to our website and donate there. Aryaloka is currently getting by solely on donations, so everything helps – thank you.

Image detail from the Ajanta cave paintings.

Register for the event here

Led by: Dh Vidhuma
Times: April 25th, 10-1
Venue: Online
Fee: Suggested Donation $1-$40
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page

* 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 movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.