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Sangha Day, Saturday 11/12 10 am - 4 pm

Posted by Shrijnana on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 15:54

Sangha Day, Saturday 11/12 10 am - 4 pm

Posted by Shrijnana on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 15:54

On Saturday, November 12th the Aryaloka and Portsmouth Buddhist Center sanghas will celebrate Sangha Day. Everyone is welcome to join this festive celebration of the local, international, historical, and archetypal spiritual communities! The morning portion of the celebration will feature meditation and a talk by Suddhayu. The afternoon will feature a conversation café to further explore the topics raised in the morning’s talk. The day will conclude with a sevenfold puja. Please bring a vegetarian dish for the pot luck...

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Collection for Safe Harbor Recovery Center

Posted by Shrijnana on Wed, 17 Aug, 2016 - 17:15

Collection for Safe Harbor Recovery Center

Posted by Shrijnana on Wed, 17 Aug, 2016 - 17:15

Here’s an update to the collection boxes in the entryway:

Aryaloka is currently collecting for for the Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth. Safe Harbor provides support and resources for anyone affected by alcohol and drug addiction. Safe Harbor needs cleaning products, office supplies, and personal care items. We are also collecting non-perishable food for the Newmarket Food Pantry. Please feel free to bring a donation for these charities when you arrive.

Please note: we’re no longer collecting clothing, because they are not needed...

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Buddhist Action Month begins!

Posted by Shrijnana on Tue, 7 Jun, 2016 - 20:14

Buddhist Action Month begins!

Posted by Shrijnana on Tue, 7 Jun, 2016 - 20:14

BAM begins with a triple header at Friends Night tonight.

Vegan pot luck and recipe share at 5:30

BAM opening dedication, 7 PM

Talk by visiting Dharmacharini Yashobodhi on Becoming a Bodhisattva

Hope to see you there!

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Buddhist Action Month 2016

Posted by Shrijnana on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 18:19

Buddhist Action Month 2016

Posted by Shrijnana on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 18:19

Aryaloka is joining with other Triratna centers and groups to celebrate Buddhist Action Month in June. Aryaloka is sponsoring several collective actions that everyone is welcome to join in on.

Schedule of events

Opening Ritual ~ June 7, 7 pm

Dedicate your actions during BAM for the benefit of all beings. We’ll kick off our Buddhist Action Month with a short ritual at the beginning of Friends Night.

Vegan Pot Luck and Recipe share ~ June 7, 5:30 PM

Bring your favorite meat and dairy free dish and one print...

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Aryaloka cookbook, an invitation to join the project

Posted by Shrijnana on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 15:29

Aryaloka cookbook, an invitation to join the project

Posted by Shrijnana on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 15:29

We are planning to create a cookbook called something like “The Aryaloka Buddhist Center Cookbook.” What we hope to do is to publish a collection of everyone’s favorite recipes plus essays about mindful eating, making healthy vegetarian/vegan dishes, etc. We hope to be able to create a quality product that will be low enough in cost to be a fundraiser, as well as something that could find a larger market in area bookstores (and beyond, maybe).

    We need people with expertise...

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2016 Retreat Schedule

Posted by Shrijnana on Sun, 3 Jan, 2016 - 13:16

2016 Retreat Schedule

Posted by Shrijnana on Sun, 3 Jan, 2016 - 13:16

Check out our retreats for this year! We’re offering a variety of meditation retreats for all levels of experience, ranging in length from one day to ten days. We’re offering our favorite retreats again: the Noble Silence retreats and Winter meditation retreat. New for 2016 are an Order retreat with Kamalashila in April and a weekend meditation retreat with visiting teacher Yashobodhi in June. 

The full schedule is here....

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Buddhist Action Month begins

Posted by Shrijnana on Thu, 4 Jun, 2015 - 19:10

Buddhist Action Month begins

Posted by Shrijnana on Thu, 4 Jun, 2015 - 19:10

BAM kicked off at Friends Night this week with a simple dedication ritual, led by Lilasiddhi. One of the activities sangha members are participating in is the taking of personal precepts to live simply during the month. At Friends Night each person wrote their precept on a paper leaf and placed it on the tree. Personal precepts ranged from giving away a bag of clothes each week to eliminating meat consumption to working on reducing gun violence. In keeping...

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BAM at Aryaloka

Posted by Shrijnana on Tue, 26 May, 2015 - 14:49

BAM at Aryaloka

Posted by Shrijnana on Tue, 26 May, 2015 - 14:49

Here’s a summary of activities that Aryaloka sangha members will be participating in dring Buddhist Action Month.

BAM Opening Ritual Tuesday, June 2 at 7 PM during Friends Night, led by Lilasiddhi.

Living Simply in June Give something, or a number of things, up for the month, e.g., coffees in cafés, chocolate, cinema, newspapers. Work out how much you save and give it away.

Amnesty International Letter Writing Night Sunday, June 7 at 4 PM at Aryaloka.

Jenness Beach Cleanup with Blue Ocean Society Wednesday, June 10,...

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Join the Stupa Group

Posted by Viriyalila on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:07

Join the Stupa Group

Posted by Viriyalila on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:07For the latests news, photos, recaps of rituals and more, join the Stupa Group - a dedicated space for sharing as the Stupa emerges at Aryaloka.

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/aryaloka/stupa-project/
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How will a Stupa Impact Aryaloka?

Posted by Viriyalila on Fri, 16 May, 2014 - 15:52

How will a Stupa Impact Aryaloka?

Posted by Viriyalila on Fri, 16 May, 2014 - 15:52

In many of her talks about the Aryaloka stupa project, Viriyagita, has shared a video about the building and dedication of the stupa at the New Zealand retreat center, Sudarshanaloka, I think this must be the most dramatically situated of the four existing Dhardo Rinpoche stupas at Triratna centers around the world, and I found the video to be quite inspiring. However, it left me curious about how the building of a stupa might actually affect the spiritual...

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