Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

A Stupa Emerges

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:09

A Stupa Emerges

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:09Posted by Viriyalila for The Stupa Project Kula…20/03/2014
I’ve been reflecting quite a bit on the stupa visualization practice since visiting with my preceptor, Karunadevi, in San Francisco last month. I remember how she taught the practice, and how fascinated I was to be engaging in such primal, simple act conjuring the elements in vibrant, colorful forms. I felt connected to the whole universe, and beyond, in ways that I have never experienced before. So grounding, and yet so expansive.
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Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Dhardo's Stupa is Coming! An Interview with Viriyagita

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 02:28

Dhardo's Stupa is Coming! An Interview with Viriyagita

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 02:28Repost dated 19/02/2014

Viriyalila had the opportunity to meet with Viriyagita, one of the members of the Stupa Kula - the team of folks working together to bring this project into fruition. They spent some time talking about various elements of The Stupa Project which is now most definitely happening. The ground has been blessed, a contract with the builder has been made, and 1/3 of the funds have been raised. Supporters may contribute to the building of the...
Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

How will a Stupa Impact Aryaloka?

By viriyalila on Fri, 16 May, 2014 - 15:52

How will a Stupa Impact Aryaloka?

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...

Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Stupa Celebration & Fundraising Dinner

By viriyalila on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 22:24

Stupa Celebration & Fundraising Dinner

By viriyalila on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 22:24Join the regional sangha for a scrumptious fundraising dinner at Aryaloka Buddhist Center on April 18th at 6:00 p.m. The menu includes a hearty soup to warm the winter chill, lovingly-created bread, salad, and cake for dessert to add a touch of sweetness. All this in addition to joyful sangha friends to break bread with!

There will be a presentation about the Stupa Project as part of the evening, and the dinner will be followed by a special Dhardo...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - Aryaloka Making The Nightly News

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 16:15

Triratna America - Aryaloka Making The Nightly News

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 16:15And finally on this morning’s historical video theme, an external view of Aryaloka from 2011 byJennifer Crompton of local TV station WMUR, complete with Steve Jobs and George Lucas references!

“Aryaloka is a Buddhist retreat center tucked away in Newmarket, NH. It is a spiritual community based on the ideals of compassion, generosity, and awareness. Jennifer Crompton paid the center a visit and found out there is a lot more than meditation going on…”
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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - Aryaloka's 25th Anniversary

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 16:04

Triratna America - Aryaloka's 25th Anniversary

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 16:04Fast-forward to 2010… And Aryaloka celebrates its 25th Anniversary, much changed, but the same deep commitment to community and practice.

Here is a little tour through a wonderful day of celebrations, with original music composed for the occasion by Sravaniya…
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - American History NH

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 15:49

Triratna America - American History NH

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 15:49Today we’re going to be looking at some of the history of Triratna in the U.S. - how the institutions and community have evolved since 1985 when Aryaloka first opened its doors in the woods of New Hampshire…

First up is an old FWBO Newsreel’ clip from 1992, when Aryaloka was established yet everything was still fledgling in its way and about to undergo a major transition… Along with Dayalocana’s talk as part...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - American Dharma Talk Podcasts

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 15:09

Triratna America - American Dharma Talk Podcasts

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 15:09Over on Free Buddhist Audio’s space, Viriyalila has written up a great series of podcasts she’s put together with Eric for this month to capture the spirit and history of Triratna America: ‘Heroism, Gratitude and Love’.

“Our FBA Podcasts for the rest of the month will feature talks by members of the Triratna Order who have helped shape and support the development of the Triratna Sangha in America.”

Talks by Dayalocana, Nagabodhi and...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sangha Nights: January 2013

By viriyalila on Thu, 27 Dec, 2012 - 15:13

Sangha Nights: January 2013

By viriyalila on Thu, 27 Dec, 2012 - 15:13Join us for Sangha Nights, Wednesday evenings, 7 - 9 pm. Beginning with a meditation (guidance and support available for those who would like it) followed by a presentation and discussion on Buddhist study and/or practice.

January 2 New Year Meditation and Ceremony — An evening to enjoy meditation and a simple, inspiring ceremony to set the tone for the new year!

January 9 Going for Refuge —It is called the fundamental act of Buddhist practice. What does...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Introducing Satyada!

By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Jul, 2012 - 18:54

Introducing Satyada!

By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Jul, 2012 - 18:54Stephen Sloan was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order by his preceptors Vidhuma (Private) and Nagabodhi (Public) on 7th July 2012. He was given the name Satyada - meaning “the Giver of the Truth”. Friends, family and members of the Order delighted in the ceremony and celebrations that followed. The ordination was held at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, NH.

Here are some pictures of the event from our new Instagram! Follow @buddhistcenter for...

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