Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Dates:¬†March 31, May 12, June 16 ¬†Join us for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each evening […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Dates:¬†July 7, August 18, September 8 ¬†Join us for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each evening […]

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana

Introduction to Meditation: Metta Bhavana

Event Dates: Saturday, July 15, 2017 This workshop is an intensive introduction to the Metta Bhavana¬†meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught. Metta Bhavana¬†(cultivation of loving-kindness) is a method of working with our hearts and mind together, allowing us to enjoy greater positivity towards others […]

It’s free, it’s fun, it’s a Kula Fair!

It’s free, it’s fun, it’s a Kula Fair!

Event date: Tuesday, November 14th, 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Kula: ‚ÄúA community of the heart; a group of people who come together for a shared purpose.‚ÄĚ Aryaloka is more than its buildings and grounds, more than its classes and retreats. At the heart of Aryaloka is a community of people with a shared love […]

Tuesday Friends Nights

Tuesday Friends Nights

Event Dates: Tuesdays, 6:45 – 9:15 Friends¬†Nights at Aryaloka are weekly gatherings where we join to meditate and explore aspects of Buddhism through workshops, talks, study, ritual, or discussion. The emphasis is on practical application of Buddhist principles in our own lives. Although there is no fee for this event, donations are appreciated. The 40-minute […]

Buddhist Recovery Meetings

Buddhist Recovery Meetings

Event Date: Thursdays, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Meeting weekly on Thursdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, the Buddhist Recovery Meetings¬†take place at the Aryaloka Buddhist Center, at the building behind the domes, Akashaloka. Please note: The meetings on January 4 and 11 will be held in Aryaloka, not Akashaloka.¬†The meetings are facilitated by […]

The 3-Steps to Mindful Eating Retreat

The 3-Steps to Mindful Eating Retreat

Event Dates:¬†Friday,¬†February 16, 2018 ‚Äď Sunday,¬†February 18, 2018 You can bring the power of mindfulness into your life by engaging in the practice of mindful eating. To transform your mind, health, and life, learn how to use three steps with food and the act of eating, using 2500-year-old wisdom from the Buddhist tradition. The three […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Date: February 9, 2018 ¬†Join us for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each evening includes a […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Date: March 2, 2018 ¬†Join us for a session of collective meditation. Each evening includes a combination of meditation (either the Mindfulness of Breathing or Metta Bhavana practices) with some minimal explanation for any newcomers, followed by a short relaxing period of tea. Everyone who is familiar with the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta […]

Write Here, Write Now

Write Here, Write Now

Event Date:¬†Sunday March 25, 2018 Beginning and experienced writers are invited to join Barbara Steiner for a day-long creative writing workshop at Aryaloka Buddhist Center. Based on the Amherst Writers and Artists method, we‚Äôll write in response to exercises (which you are free to ignore) designed to help us bypass our inner critic and write […]

Mandala Evening: Celebrating Our Connection with Our Spiritual Home

Mandala Evening: Celebrating Our Connection with Our Spiritual Home

Event Date:¬†Monday, March 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Once a quarter, the entire sangha will gather together at Aryaloka for an extra special, extra inspiring, community-building event. These Mandala Evenings are opportunities for all members of the sangha ‚Äď Order members, Mitras, Friends ‚Äď to gather together for collective practice, study, friendship, and rejoicing. Join […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Date: March 30, 2018 ¬†Join us for a session of collective practice, including meditation, chanting, and a special puja on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Evenings that include a full moon puja are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each evening includes a […]

Tools for Living in Harmony: Teachings and Practices from the Buddha

Tools for Living in Harmony: Teachings and Practices from the Buddha

Event Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 In this half day workshop we will explore several fundamental teachings of the Buddhist tradition. We‚Äôll cover such topics as Who was the Buddha? What is the goal of Buddhism? How does one practice as a Buddhist? Commonly heard teachings such as the Four Noble Truths will be explored […]

The Water Element, The Paintings of John Sirois

The Water Element, The Paintings of John Sirois

Event Dates:¬†Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7th, 3:00 – 5:00 Exhibition: April 7 -May 24, closed May 4 – 11 The Water Element¬†will highlight our own vibrant New England spring with a group of thirteen paintings by the renowned artist John Sirois. Painting is a daily practice for John, and his exploration of color, texture, atmosphere […]

Friday Practice Evenings

Friday Practice Evenings

Event Date: April 20 and April 27, 2018 ¬†Join us for a session of collective practice, including meditation, and chanting. Most evenings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Each evening includes a combination of meditation (either the Mindfulness of Breathing or Metta Bhavana practices) with some minimal explanation for any newcomers, a short reading, […]

Bodhisattvas at Play: Spring Work Day Copy

Bodhisattvas at Play: Spring Work Day  Copy

Event Date:¬†Sunday, April 22, 2017 Celebrate Earth Day¬†at Aryaloka! Please join us for our spring work day on Sunday, April 22! This is a great chance to practice generosity and to work together with friends from the Aryaloka sangha to create beauty and harmony inside and outside. We will be doing trail work, ¬†filling in […]

Mindfulness: Get Started!

Mindfulness: Get Started!

Event Dates: Sunday, April 29, 2018 Mindfulness is a skill that allows us to shift our relationship to the thoughts and reactions that color and shape the way we experience the events and circumstances of our lives. It can be practiced by anyone, whatever their religious or cultural background, is safe, easy to learn, and […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Date: May 25, 2018 ¬†Join us for a session of collective practice.¬†Each evening includes a combination of meditation (either the Mindfulness of Breathing or Metta Bhavana practices) with some minimal explanation for any newcomers, a short reading, and some chanting, followed by a short relaxing period of tea. Everyone who is familiar with the […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Date: June 1, 2018 ¬†Join us for a session of collective practice.¬†Each evening includes a combination of meditation (either the Mindfulness of Breathing or Metta Bhavana practices) with some minimal explanation for any newcomers, a short reading, and some chanting, followed by a short relaxing period of tea. Everyone who is familiar with the […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Date: June 15, 2018 ¬†Join us for a session of collective practice.¬†Each evening includes a combination of meditation (either the Mindfulness of Breathing or Metta Bhavana practices) with some minimal explanation for any newcomers, a short reading, and some chanting, followed by a short relaxing period of tea. Everyone who is familiar with the […]

Mandala Evening: Panel discussion with experienced meditation practitioners

Mandala Evening: Panel discussion with experienced meditation practitioners

Event Date:¬†July 9 July‚Äôs Mandala evening will feature a panel of experienced meditation practitioners and teachers talking personally about their meditation practice. Each will share their experiences with meditation, including challenges they have faced and how their meditation practice has changed over time. After the panel talks about their own experiences, there will be time […]

Friday Practice Evening

Friday Practice Evening

Event Date: July 20, 2018 ¬†Join us for a session of collective practice.¬†Each evening includes a combination of meditation (either the Mindfulness of Breathing or Metta Bhavana practices) with some minimal explanation for any newcomers, a short reading, and some chanting, followed by a short relaxing period of tea. Everyone who is familiar with the […]

Regional Dharma Day Celebration 2018

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 […]

The Journey and the Guide – An Intensive Exploration

The Journey and the Guide – An Intensive Exploration

Event Dates:¬†Thursday,¬†July 26 ‚Äď Sunday, July 29, 2018 On this retreat we‚Äôll explore the fundamental question ‚ÄėHow do we make the most of our life?‚Äô From the Buddhist perspective the answer to this question is to make progress towards Enlightenment – the quintessence of wisdom, energy and love. But what does that really mean and […]

Tuesday Evenings Online

Tuesday Evenings Online

Dear Friends, As you likely know, we have ceased all in-person gatherings at Aryaloka until further notice. For the time being, our Tuesday Friends’ Evenings will be online from 7-8:30pm every week. This is a great opportunity to stay connected and find some inspiration. Led meditation, Dharma talk, and engaged discussion. All are welcome! By […]

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches to Care of Nature

Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches to Care of Nature

Event Dates: Nov 20-22 (times below) This online retreat offers an in-depth opportunity to cultivate a Dharmic view of the linked environmental crises currently facing all living beings ‚Äď in the air, in the sea and on the earth. ‚ÄĘWe will explore relevant Buddhist teachings and their implications for our lives today. ‚ÄĘWe will meditate and […]

This Difficult Thing of Being Human, an online retreat with Bodhipaksa

This Difficult Thing of Being Human, an online retreat with Bodhipaksa

Event Dates: Dec 12 and 13, 10am-1pm Eastern, both days We all long for someone who will love us unconditionally. But what if that person is us? Most us us have the habit of being hard on ourselves. We talk unkindly to ourselves and often we sacrifice our own well-being in order to ‚Äúget things […]

Meditate for Peace New Year’s Day

Meditate for Peace New Year’s Day

Event Dates: January 1, 2021 Please join us for the 15th annual Meditate for Peace Day on New Year’s Day! 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 […]