Event Dates: Dec 26, 7pm to Dec 31, 2pm

Winter Stillness: The Diamond Sutra | a meditation retreat

“Thus shall you think of all this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A flash of lightening in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.”

The theme of this year’s Winter Stillness meditation retreat is the Diamond Sutra. The program is a relaxing yet invigorating mix of meditation, silence, ritual and reflection. We will not be studying the Diamond Sutra, rather we will be bringing it in to an environment of meditation and reflection. The Diamond Sutra has the capacity to confound the rational mind and our grasping at views; it is therefore a perfect compliment to intensive meditation practice. Annual tradtions such as the New Year purification fire (in our new fire pit!) will be maintained.

Image detail from Konjikido in Snow, Hiraizumi 1957

Register for the event here

To register by phone, call 603-659-5456 or email info@aryaloka.org.

Led by: Dh Suddhayu and Team
Times: Dec 26, 7pm to Dec 31, 2pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale: $450/345/240
Level: Experienced
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.

* Retreat participants are asked to work together to prepare and clean up after meals and to help with general cleanup at the end of the retreat.