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New Year’s Eve Celebration and Meditate for Peace New Year’s Day

December 31, 2020 @ 11:15 pm - January 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Event Dates: Dec 31st 2020, and/or January 1, 2021


Please join us for our annual New Year’s Eve event. Traditionally, we have met in the Aryaloka Shrine room to meditate and ring in the New Year at midnight with our large gong. Due to Covid restrictions, we will be doing a virtual New Year’s Eve event that is a creative alternative to our live event. Join Kamalasiri and Dharmasukta as they usher in the New Year via Zoom. We will convene at 11:15 PM with a loving kindness meditation. Since ringing a gong is impractical on Zoom, at midnight, those who attend will have the opportunity to share a poem that inspires you in any way. It can be related to new beginnings, dealing with , adversity, or hopes for the future. Poetry can be Buddhist-themed or not. We invite you to participate in any way you feel comfortable with. We look forward to seeing you on December 31’st.



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 participate — all are welcome!


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


Meditation sessions begin every hour on the hour. Please arrive a few minutes before the session. There will be a short break between every sit allowing for snacks, rehydration, stretching etc. Participants may attend all or some of the day, and may come and go as they see fit. All sessions are 40 minutes.

Please arrive online shortly before 8am if you plan on attending the first sit of the day.

8am Dedication and Guided Meditation

9am Silent Meditation

10am Silent Meditation

11am Guided Meditation

12pm Silent Meditation

1pm Lunch-break – no meditation

2pm Guided Meditation

3pm Silent Meditation

4pm Silent Meditation

5pm Silent Meditation and Transference of Merits 

A Zoom link will be sent the day before the event. Registration is necessary to reserve a spot, and is good for the whole day. Donations are much appreciated, though if you can’t donate, please email info@aryaloka.org, and we’ll register you for free.


illustration detail from Utagawa Hiroshige, “Reisho Tokaido”

Led by: Team
Times: Jan 1, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Zoom
Fee: Donations appreciated
Level: Open to All
Directions: N/A


December 31, 2020 @ 11:15 pm
January 1 @ 6:00 pm
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Aryaloka Buddhist Center
14 Heartwood Circle
Newmarket, NH 03857 United States
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