Event Dates: Tuesdays, January 20 – March 24, 2015

buddha-rupa4_300px_squareFriends Nights at Aryaloka are from 6:45-9:00 p.m., 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 – Winter Series:
(continues for eight weeks – January 20, 2015 to March 24, 2015)

Introduction to Buddhism – The Noble Eight fold path- Led by Tom Gaillard & Barry Timmerman

If you’re new to Buddhism, or just want to take some time to review the basics, join Tom Gaillard 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.

Making Friends with Death – Led by Arjava

This discussion group  will explore the Buddhist view of death and dying, showing us how a greater understanding of the meaning of death helps us live our lives more fully.

Buddhist Ethics – Led by Satyada

Join us for an exploration of the Buddhist Ethical Training principles and how to apply them in our lives

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: Arjava, Satyada, Barry Timmerman & Tom Gaillard
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.