Event Dates: January 1, 2020

Please join us for the 14th annual Meditate for Peace Day this New Year’s Day.

Every year we gather at Aryaloka to meditate and reflect on peace, setting the tone for the year ahead. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to appreciate this day — all are welcome!


Meditation sessions begin every hour on the hour. There will be a short break between every sit allowing for snacks, rehydration, stretching etc. Participants may attend all or some of the day as they see fit. Please feel free to bring snacks to share. If you’d like to volunteer for part of the day, please contact Suddhayu at suddhayu@aryaloka.org.

Please arrive shortly before 8am if you plan on attending the first sit of the day. Attendance is free, though donations are appreciated. You can register here to let us know you’re coming!

8am – Dedication and Guided Meditation
9am – Silent Meditation
10am – Silent Meditation
11am – Guided Meditation
12pm – Silent Meditation
1pm – Lunch
2pm – Guided Meditation
3pm – Silent Meditation
4pm – Silent Meditation
5pm – Silent Meditation and Transference of Merits
6pm – Finish

*ON NEW YEAR’S EVE we gather at 11:15 PM for light refreshments then shortly before midnight we move to the shrine room where everyone has the opportunity to ring our ancient gong to welcome in the New Year. All are welcome to join us for this casual annual celebration.*

Led by: Team
Times: Jan 1, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 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.