Event Dates: Tuesday nights, October 21, 2014 – December 16, 2014

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buddha-rupa4_300px_squareFriends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00, when we gather 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 silent meditation in the main shrine room is typically not guided. (If you prefer to have prior instruction, see the Programs section for more information on introductory classes.)

An option for a guided meditation is offered in the library, after which, you can join the rest of the group for the second half of the evening.

Study & Discussion Groups – Autumn Series:
(continues for eight weeks – October 21 to December 9, 2014)

Introduction to Buddhism – Led by Akashavanda & Barry Timmerman

If you’re new to Buddhism, or just want to take some time to review the basics, join Akashavanda and Barry Timmerman on a journey through the fundamentals.  We will explore many topics, including “What is Buddhism?”, The Buddha, Buddhist ethics, meditation, wisdom & enlightenment, devotional practice, and the history of Buddhism.

Buddhist StoriesLed by Arjava

People have used stories to entertain, express wisdom, and convey values for millennia. These stories offer a Buddhist perspective, along with relevant, accessible, and thoughtful commentary, on every day issues, including love, commitment, fear, guilt, joy, and contentment.  Reading and discussing Buddhist stories with a group leads to a greater understanding of the Dharma and how to practice it in one’s own life.

Living with KindnessLed by Satyada

“I believe that humanity is basically one. I believe that it is possible for any human being to communicate with any other human being, to feel for any other human being, to be friends with any other human being. This is what I truly and deeply believe. This belief is part of my own experience. It is part of my own life. It is part of me. I cannot live without this belief, and I would rather die than give it up. For me, to live means to practice this belief.”  ~ Sangharakshita

This course will explore the Karaniya Metta Sutta using the introduction supplied by Sangharakshita in his Living With Kindness. We will look at how the Buddha recommended we live our lives, and the fruit that the Buddha pointed to as the expected outcome of such a way of living.


Typically, our Tuesday night activities include:

• 6:45 – Tea and announcements

• 7:00 – Meditation and shrine room activity

• 8:00 – Study, discussion, or talk on the evening’s topic

• 9:15 – End

With all of the activities, you are free to participate or to just sit and listen – nothing is compulsory. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.


Led by: Akashavanda, Arjava, Satyada, Barry Timmerman
Times: 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Suggested donation $10
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.