Festivals

Festivals are an important aspect of Buddhist tradition. These days are important for members of the Triratna Buddhist Community to gather for collective practice, to express devotion and gratitude for the three jewels (triratna) of Buddhism: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. Events are also held to commemorate the Buddha's final passing away (parinirvana) and to celebrate the great teacher Padmasambhava.

Upcoming Festivals:

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Dharma Day Celebration

Event Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017


DharmaDay_smPlease join us as we celebrate Dharma Day, one of several important Buddhist festivals throughout the year, marking our gratitude for the teachings of the Buddha!

Our plans for the afternoon:

12:00 Set up and enjoy a Potluck Lunch.  Please bring a favorite dish to share. After clean up….

1:15 – Dhammapada Puja

2:00 – Break

2:15 – Hearing the Dharma. Order Members and Sangha are encouraged to bring favorite Dharma passages to share with the group.

2:45 – Reflecting on the Dharma

3:15 – Meditating on the Dharma

3:45 – Conclusion and Clean Up

The “Art from the Order” exhibition will be on display in our gallery. Please take some time to appreciate the creative expression of our Order Members. Visit the Stupa, walk through the gardens, or follow the trails by the river.

Everyone is welcome to join with the Aryaloka community and take part in this special celebration.

Led by: Satyadaya and Khemavassika
Times: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Donations Appreciated
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page
The Generosity Kula invites everyone – each time time they come to Aryaloka – to bring one item for our collection boxes in the entryway. We are collecting non-perishable food items, personal care/cleaning products, or warm clothing items. Your generosity makes such a difference in many people’s lives! We thank you for your past donations and encourage you to continue. With gratitude, the Generosity Kula.

Regional Dharma Day Celebration 2018

Event Date: July 21, 2018


Join us for an epic Dharma Day puja that will invite us to pay homage to the Dharma as it has arisen throughout time. The program will be a ritualized journey through the Three Yanas. We’ll begin with stories from the Pali Canon, followed by reading on the Six Paramitas and culminating in meeting the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who’s mantras we chant to close the sevenfold puja.

The morning program will be followed by a Regional Sangha Picnic. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. Volunteers to help with set up/clean up will be needed and greatly appreciated.

 

All are welcome!

Dharma Day Program: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sangha Picnic: 1 pm – 4 pm

Overnight accommodations available at Aryaloka for those traveling from afar – please contact info@aryaloka.org to arrange your stay.

Led by: Viriyalila
Times: Saturday July 21 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Donations gratefully accepted
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page
The Generosity Kula invites everyone – each time time they come to Aryaloka – to bring one item for our collection boxes in the entryway. We are collecting non-perishable food items, personal care/cleaning products, or warm clothing items. Your generosity makes such a difference in many people’s lives! We thank you for your past donations and encourage you to continue. With gratitude, the Generosity Kula.

Equinox Arts Weekend!

Event Dates: March 19th-21st on Zoom


New Life for the Imagination

Meet the new life of Spring with new life for your imagination! We’re pleased to announce a weekend of Arts and Dharma events! Come to however many events that you’d like. All are welcome; by donation.

March 19th, 6:30-8pm EST: Spring Puja 

An evening of meditation, devotion and beauty, evoking the transformative nature of Dharma practice as the Path of Beauty.

Click here to join the puja on Zoom. No need to register.

March 20th, 10am-1pm: Music and Nature — The Sublime Intersection 

Aryaloka is pleased to host another investigation into the workings of music with Sravaniya (Mark Latham), Music Director of the New Hampshire Philharmonic. Sravaniya asks: How do music and nature intersect? What can we learn from this intersection? What can composers’ depictions of nature and inspirations from her, tell us about ourselves; about the world — about Reality itself? About Beauty? Click here for more info and to register.

March 20th, 6:30-8pm: Arts Evening

This evening will feature a few of our community’s artists and will also have an ‘open mic’ component if you’d like to share your own work (visual, poetic, musical or otherwise). More details here.

Click here to join the arts evening on Zoom. No need to register.

March 21st, 10am-1pm: The Heart Sutra and Two American Poets 

In this workshop with Vidhuma, we will explore the relationships between the Heart Sutra, emptiness and fullness, and two American poets: Walt Whitman and Mary Oliver. In the Heart Sutra the emptiness of the five skandhas is “filled with” something. Do you ever wonder what is going on for the Bodhisattva, “Holding to nothing whatever, But dwelling in Prajna wisdom? And how is one “freed of delusive hindrance” and “Rid of the fear bred by it?” The poems and poets will be giving us some idea of what’s happening, and in ways that only poems can communicate. Vidhuma will use the poetry as a means of communicating; the day won’t be an intellectual exercise but a time of immersion in the poetry — of the Sutra and of the poems. Click here for more info and to register.

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* 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.