Event Dates: May 14, 7pm to May 17, 2pm

On this retreat we will dive into the layers of meaning found in experience of the six elements. Our explorations will be a kind of deep ecology – of our environment and of our minds. The aim of deepening our connection with the elements – inner and outer – is to support us making wise choices about how to live in this world. We hope to heal any sense of alienation that may have taken hold of us and to inspire a sense of connection and agency in our lives.

The Buddhist tradition has several pathways that connect with the elements. We’ll find out what the tradition has to say about mindfulness and the six elements. We’ll explore the symbolic colors, shapes, and Buddhas that correspond to the elements and the energies they represent. And we’ll find out how working with the elements can lead us to awakening.

All this learning will happen experientially as well as through presentations. On the retreat there will be meditation; outdoor contemplation; some play with earth, water, and the other elements; as well as discussion and ritual. We hope to emerge from the retreat feeling alive with senses heightened and with tools for future practice in a connected world.

Led by Dh Amala. Ordained in the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2000, Amala has been teaching and leading retreats for almost 20 years. She has strong interests in meditation, in Buddhist symbols, and in the environment.

If you’d prefer not to book through Eventbrite you may email info@aryaloka.org or call 603-659-5456.


Register for the event here


Led by: Dh Amala
Times: May 14, 7pm to May 17, 2pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale: $330/265/175
Level: Open to All
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.