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This Sunday: Summer & the Good Life

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 16:14

This Sunday: Summer & the Good Life

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 16:14

This Sunday, June 18, 10AM - 12:30 PM, we will conclude our May-June topic, What is the Good Life? Seeing Past Materialism, Inequality & the Cult of Fashion. This has been a meditation-focused  program exploring the Brahma Viharas - four powerful meditation practices that help us cultivate kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. We will meditate together, as always, and then look at how the efforts and the fruits of meditation really do help us bring key aspects of a good...

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Consider Compassion This Sunday

Posted by bhpruitt on Wed, 17 May, 2017 - 17:01

Consider Compassion This Sunday

Posted by bhpruitt on Wed, 17 May, 2017 - 17:01

Sunday May 21, 10AM - 12:30 PM
This Sunday, Dh. Rijupatha will lead us as we continue with our topic: What is the Good Life? Seeing Past Materialism, Inequality and the Cult of Fashion.  In this series, we are exploring the Brahma Viharas, or “divine abodes” – meditations practiced by Buddhists the world over to cultivate kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.  This week the focus will be on compassion, the wish that those who suffer may be free from their afflictions. Join...

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Meditation Tune-up This Sunday with Vajradaka

Posted by bhpruitt on Wed, 10 May, 2017 - 18:00

Meditation Tune-up This Sunday with Vajradaka

Posted by bhpruitt on Wed, 10 May, 2017 - 18:00

Sunday, May 14, 10AM - 12:30PM
This week we will take a break from our series on the Brahma Viharas to work with a master meditation teacher.  A visitor from the UK, Dh. Vajradaka will address how to clarify and translate the essential principles of meditation practice into a clearly thought out and practical approach which can suit you and which draws out the best of the meditation practices. He will use contemporary and relevant analogies...

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New Sunday Series Starts May 7

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 4 May, 2017 - 17:30

New Sunday Series Starts May 7

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 4 May, 2017 - 17:30

This Sunday, 10AM - 12:30 PM, Dh. Rijupatha will lead us off on a new topic: What is the Good Life? Seeing Past Materialism, Inequality and the Cult of Fashion.  In this series, we will explore some of the most transformational Buddhist meditations - the Brahma Viharas, or “divine abodes.”  The Metta Bhavana, or cultivation of loving kindness is the basis. There is also the Karuna Bhavana, cultivation of compassion, the Mudita Bhavana, cultivation of sympathetic joy, and the Upekkha Bhavana, cultivation...

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Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Viriyalila on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 03:10

Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Viriyalila on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 03:10

Join us for our regional sangha celebration April 9th, 10am - 3 pm at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket, NH.

The program will include an exploration of the Six Emphasis of Triratna, a community-wide kindness meditation (metta-bhavana), shared vegetarian potluck lunch, and a celebratory family-style puja in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome. There will be a children’s Dharma arts program in the morning, and all ages are invited to join us in the shrine room for...

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Sunday: Letting Go Into the Unknown

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 30 Mar, 2017 - 22:59

Sunday: Letting Go Into the Unknown

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 30 Mar, 2017 - 22:59

Dh. Viriyalila will lead us again this Sunday April 2, 10 AM-12:30 PM. Following a period of meditation, we will continue our exploration of the Buddhist path of spiritual development.  The Buddha taught that things are not as they appear, yet we rely on things to be permanent and substantial. In order to allow ourselves to have direct experiences more in alignment with things as they really are, we need to let go into the unknown. This week, we will explore...

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Sunday March 26 - Positive Emotion

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 23 Mar, 2017 - 14:59

Sunday March 26 - Positive Emotion

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 23 Mar, 2017 - 14:59

This Sunday, March 26, 10AM - 12:30PM, we will continue our exploration of the stages of the spiritual path.  Led by Dh. Rijupatha, we will practice the Metta Bhavana, or Loving Kindness meditation. Then we will turn our attention to the second stage or aspect of spiritual development, positive emotion. Once we have set ourselves on the path, this is the quality of being and acting that enables us to follow that path wherever it leads. With positive emotion, we...

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New Introductory Course Starts March 30

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 15:41

New Introductory Course Starts March 30

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 15:41

Join our next four-week introductory course, Get to Know Your Mind with Buddhism, Thursdays 7 - 9PM, March 30 - April 20.  In this course, the main focus will be on learning two traditional Buddhist meditations: Mindfulness of Breathing and Cultivation of Loving Kindness (Metta Bhavana).  You do not need to be a Buddhist to benefit from these practices, but understanding the role of meditation in the Buddhist context may help you benefit more fully.  Here is what one meditation teacher, Paramananda, says in his...

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This Sunday: Integration - Dawning of Awareness

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 14:55

This Sunday: Integration - Dawning of Awareness

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 14:55

This Sunday, March 19, 10AM-12:30 PM, we continue with our exploration of the spiritual path.  Following a period of meditation, led by Dh. Viriyalila, we will encounter the first stage, or aspect, of spiritual development – Integration. Here, we look within ourselves to more fully understand our thoughts, feelings, and actions in light of our spiritual aspirations and Dharmic perspective. By more fully understanding all the parts of ourselves, horizontally and vertically, as it were, we begin to...

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New Sunday Series: A Path with Heart

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 9 Mar, 2017 - 15:57

New Sunday Series: A Path with Heart

Posted by bhpruitt on Thu, 9 Mar, 2017 - 15:57

A spiritual journey is marked by movement from one state of being to another. How do we traverse this path? What does ours look like? A straight line to the mountain top, or a meandering wander around the base of the mountain with a slow incline?

Join us, as over the next eight Sunday mornings, 10AM - 12:30, we delve into our understanding and experience of the spiritual path we have embarked upon.  This week, March 12, Dh. Viriyalila will lead us...

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