Meditation Practice Day

Meditation Practice Day

Event Dates: Saturday, April 14, 2018 Come and experience a day of silence and meditation. This meditation practice day is a chance to meditate in supportive conditions: stillness, silence, and in the company of like-minded friends. Enjoy meditation in Aryaloka’s beautiful shrine room, circumambulate the stupa on an early spring day, sit quietly with a […]

Order / Mitra Day: Milarepa’s Song on the Shepherd’s Search for Mind

Order / Mitra Day:  Milarepa’s Song on the Shepherd’s Search for Mind

Event Date: June 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. Study, Practice, Realize:  Milarepa’s Song on the Shepherd’s Search for Mind Calling all Order members and Mitras in our region – you’re invited to come share together in a day of practice dedicated to Milarepa, marked by some creative community building with mantra, music, visual arts, poetry and […]

Ancient Wisdom: The Purpose of Living a Spiritual Life

Ancient Wisdom: The Purpose of Living a Spiritual Life

Event Dates: Sunday, June 17, 2018. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm In a lively conversation with one of his monastic followers, Shakyamuni Buddha highlights which questions and spiritual teachings are helpful and which questions and teachings are not. By following their discussion we all learn what the purpose of a spiritual life truly is. The day […]

Winter Stillness: The Diamond Sutra | a meditation retreat

Winter Stillness: The Diamond Sutra | a meditation retreat

Event Dates: Dec 26, 7pm to Dec 31, 2pm Winter Stillness: The Diamond Sutra | a meditation retreat “Thus shall you think of all this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream; A flash of lightening in a summer cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.” The theme of […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]