Aryaloka Buddhist Center, situated on thirteen secluded acres in southern New Hampshire, USA, was founded in 1985 with a vision of creating a center that would embody a comprehensive and collective Buddhist way of life. Our mission is to create the best possible conditions in which to explore and practice the Buddhist spiritual path. We aim to study and practice meditation and Buddhadharma in a spiritual community based on the ideals of generosity, compassion, and awareness.
Aryaloka has developed into the nucleus of a growing Buddhist mandala. Our thriving regional sangha reaches from Maine to Massachusetts. Classes, discussion and practice groups, and project “kulas” meet continuously at our active center. Friends from all over the country join us for retreats. There are affiliated groups practicing in Maine, Massachusetts and New York City. Several Buddhist-owned businesses and companies are located in our region, where Buddhists create an environment of ethics and meaning in their workplace. A significant and expanding outreach program serves men in the New Hampshire State Prison.
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