Event Dates: April 24th to May 15th , 10:00-11:30am


Is your meditation practice taking a hit during this unprecedented time of disruption and uncertainty? Does anxiety or nervousness get in the way? Or maybe boredom or listlessness? Do thoughts tinged with fear or despair take over? Or a longing for all the things you can’t do now? Maybe you wonder if it’s even worth it to meditate. Why bother?

It turns out the Buddha’s 2500-year-old teachings on the Five Hindrances are perfectly applicable to our present situation. He showed us how the mind can get caught up in unhelpful tendencies that serve only to deepen our suffering. These tendencies are 1) Anxiety and Restlessness, 2) Sloth and Torpor, 3) Craving, 4) Aversion, and 5) Doubt.

Dharmasukta and Sunada are teaming up to offer this 4-week online workshop on how to navigate this rocky terrain. We will dive into each of the hindrances to understand how to work with them effectively. The class size will be limited to 12 to allow for discussion around issues each participant may be facing in their practice.

Now, more than ever, it’s so important to keep sitting to help us stay grounded and real. Please join us!

We’ll contact you with the link once you book, or you can email info@aryaloka.org for the online event link. You’ll need to download Zoom on either your computer, tablet or phone to participate. These classes are offered by donation, $1 to $20 per class suggested. If you’d prefer not to donate through Eventbrite, you may follow this link to our website and donate there. Aryaloka is currently getting by solely on donations, so everything helps – thank you.

Register for the event here

Led by: Dh Dharmasukta and Dh Sunada
Times: April 24th to May 15th, 10:00-11:30am
Venue: Online
Fee: Suggested Donation $1-$80 for the whole course
Level: Intermediate
Directions: Directions Page

* 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.