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How to be as Kind as a Buddha — Practices to Cultivate Kindness for Self and Community 

Wed, 23 Feb, 2022 - 16:15

How to be as Kind as a Buddha — Practices to Cultivate Kindness for Self and Community 

Wed, 23 Feb, 2022 - 16:15

How to be as Kind as a Buddha —
Practices to Cultivate Kindness for Self and Community 


Meditation, Dharma, Community —  every Sunday 10-11:30am ET,  in-person at Gateway Taiji or online on Zoom, beginning February 27.

“Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings”

Like a garden, kindness needs to be cultivated; kindness needs the right conditions to grow and flourish....

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The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth

Sun, 13 Feb, 2022 - 19:57

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth

Sun, 13 Feb, 2022 - 19:57

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth — an introduction to buddhism and meditation through the nature symbolism of the Buddha’s story

A four-week online course on Monday evenings, March 7-28, 6:30-8pm

Most of the stories about the Buddha take place in nature. His Awakening took place beneath a tree, he walked everywhere, and many of his discourses were given in forest groves, gardens and on hillsides. 

In this class, we will explore some of the mythic imagery and nature themes in the Buddha’s story....

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The Wheel of Life | A User’s Manual for Samsara

Sat, 1 Jan, 2022 - 20:28

The Wheel of Life | A User’s Manual for Samsara

Sat, 1 Jan, 2022 - 20:28

Every Sunday 10-11:30am ET on Zoom

In our Sunday sessions this winter, we will explore some core ideas about the difficulties of the human situation and the possibilities that the Dharma (the teaching of the Buddha) presents for us as we try to navigate it. The Bhavachakra or Wheel of Life is both a teaching tool and a mirror. It vividly illustrates the workings of the Buddha’s insight into conditionality and karma. Yet, when we look into it, we see ourselves:...

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Wise Up! Buddhist Teachings for Awareness and Transformation

Sun, 5 Dec, 2021 - 21:09

Wise Up! Buddhist Teachings for Awareness and Transformation

Sun, 5 Dec, 2021 - 21:09

A five week online course on Monday evenings, Jan 10 to Feb 7, 6:30-8pm ET.

Register here.

What does Buddhist teaching have to offer us in 2022? During times of pandemic, social discord and uncertainty, it is both vital and inspiring to find voices of compassion and wisdom from our past, and to connect with a community of like-minded people now. After 2500 years, the Buddha’s vision of human spiritual life is still relevant, radical, practical and fresh. This five...

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The Path of Transformation: Embracing Change and Finding Refuge in Unsettled Times

Sat, 7 Aug, 2021 - 15:23

The Path of Transformation: Embracing Change and Finding Refuge in Unsettled Times

Sat, 7 Aug, 2021 - 15:23

The Path of Transformation: Embracing Change and Finding Refuge in Unsettled Times
Meditation, Dharma, Community every Sunday 10-11:30am ET,  In-person at Gateway Taiji or Online on Zoom Beginning 09/19

What motivates us to grow with change? What do we turn to when things are difficult? Recently, we have all likely experienced degrees of uncertainty, loss and polarization in navigating the pandemic, climate change and our political climate. We also face the particular challenges of our personal lives and the larger existential...

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Find Your Depth with Meditation

Wed, 4 Aug, 2021 - 16:19

Find Your Depth with Meditation

Wed, 4 Aug, 2021 - 16:19

A 4-week online course on Monday evenings, 10/04-10/25, 6:30-8:00pm ET

Meditation practice helps us to develop contentment, clarity, integration, concentration, and a sense of peace. Whether you’re just looking to find some stillness in your life, or to directly explore the nature of consciousness, this class is a great way to begin! 

In this introductory meditation workshop we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Mindfulness...

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Meditation for Beginners

Sat, 3 Apr, 2021 - 16:08

Meditation for Beginners

Sat, 3 Apr, 2021 - 16:08

A four-week online course on Monday evenings, April 26th-May 17th, 6:30-8pm ET

Meditation practice helps us to develop contentment, clarity, integration, concentration, and a sense of peace. Whether you’re just looking to find some stillness in your life, or to directly explore the nature of consciousness, this class is a great way to begin! 

In this introductory meditation workshop we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn...

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The Wheel of Life | the journey of life, death and liberation

Sun, 7 Feb, 2021 - 21:32

The Wheel of Life | the journey of life, death and liberation

Sun, 7 Feb, 2021 - 21:32

A six-week course on Monday evenings, Feb 22nd—March 29th, 6:30-8pm EST

Join us for a deep dive into Buddhist teaching and meditation practice. This course is great for anyone with a little experience of Buddhist meditation who would like to explore their practice more deeply. We will use the Bhavachakra or the Wheel of Life to understand the difficulties of the human situation and to reveal the possibilities that the Dharma (the teaching of the Buddha) presents for us.

The Wheel of...

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Lunchtime Meditation: Kindness for Self & Others

Sun, 7 Feb, 2021 - 21:24

Lunchtime Meditation: Kindness for Self & Others

Sun, 7 Feb, 2021 - 21:24

Lunchtime Meditation: Kindness for Self & Others; Fridays 12-12:50 PM

Take a break in the middle of your day to connect to a sense of benevolence. Learn to meditate or find support for your practice. The focus will be on the Metta Bhavana, or Cultivation of Loving Kindness, meditation. This is a traditional Buddhist practice that lays the foundation for skilfullness and positive emotion. Developing metta is also an antidote to feelings of alienation and anxiety that can arise all...

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Shutdown Samsara! An Everyday Path to Nirvana

Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 16:07

Shutdown Samsara! An Everyday Path to Nirvana

Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 16:07

There are many opportunities in the Seacoast Area for online Dharma practice. As we continue to navigate the difficulties of pandemic shutdown, let’s shutdown the cycle of suffering with meditation, inspiring teachings, and loving community! This winter — break the wheel!

Aryaloka Tuesday Friends’ Evenings: The Buddha Then, Awakening Now — For the Winter of 2021 we’ll be exploring important themes from the life of the Buddha, discovering how his example informs and inspires our own journey now. The life of the...