Are you interested in moving towards greater kindness? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to respond more positively to the people and situations in your life?
In our ‘Development of Loving Kindness’ (Metta Bhavana) meditation workshop we teach a traditional Buddhist practice aimed at opening up to greater kindness, love, empathy and compassion. You do not need to be a Buddhist to practice this!
Perhaps you’ve learned to meditate and have an interest in Buddhism. You’ve heard mention of practicing meditation, of practicing Buddhism — but what does this mean? In what ways are meditation and general Buddhist teaching considered practices, and how does it all fit into the greater scheme of modern life? What are the difficulties? What are the benefits? Please join us for a lively and practical exploration of the Noble Eight-fold Path at our Wednesday evening Friends’ Night, 7-9...
Each of these micro-retreats will focus on a particular sutta or sutra. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with teachings from the Buddha and his disciples throughout history. A great way to explore the richness of the Buddhist tradition and come away with practical advice to vitalize one’s own practice.
Sunday May 31, 10-1 pm Sunday June 28, 10-1 pm
Our usual meditation session from 10-11 am will still be open for...
Come explore recovery from addictions through the lens of Buddhist teachings and practices. This day will be dedicated to meditation, discussion and friendship and is not meant as a substitute for any existing program or therapy of recovery and is open to anyone dealing with addictions in all it’s forms. A vegetarian meal will be offered and the cost of the day is based on donations. Facilitated by Narottama and friends.
We have two opportunities to learn traditional Buddhist meditations in April. These meditations lead to greater calmness and sensitivity, deeper levels of relaxation, transform negative emotions into positive ones, and help keep all things in perspective. Suitable for all levels of experience. You do not need to be a Buddhist to practice these meditations.
Thursdays, April 9-30th, 7-9 pm - Four Week Meditation Course
In this four-week course you will be introduced to the practice of an ancient Buddhist meditation...
Vasala Sutta: The Discourse on Outcasts, with Rijupatha The True Measure of a Person
The Vasala Sutta (The Discourse on Outcasts) is the source for this Sunday study and discussion with Rijupatha. In the text, the Buddha is assumed to be a worthless beggar by a Brahmin. With his characteristic kindness, the Buddha offers the Brahmin a deep teaching on how the real worth of a man is not to be found in...
By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 02:23Dhardo Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and tulku, will give a talk at the Portsmouth Public Library on “Preserving Tibetan Culture” on Friday March 13 at 12:30 PM in the Levenson Room.
He will give a talk on the ITBCI (Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute), a school and orphanage founded by his predecessor, the 13th Dhardo Rinpoche. Providing a basic education to poor Tibetan refugees and preserving the Tibetan language, culture and religion, the ITBCI is located...
By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 02:18 On Sunday, March 8th, Dhardo Rinpoche will lead a Stupa Dedication ceremony at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 11 am (please arrive by 10:50 am). As there is limited parking due to all the snow, there will be a couple of shuttle vans from Newmarket Elementary School from 10 am - 10:45 am, 243 S Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857.
By viriyalila on Tue, 10 Feb, 2015 - 00:37March 1, 10 - 1 pm For Heroic Spirits Intended!
Recitation, Study and Reflection on one of the most profound Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. The Ratnaguna-Samcayagatha. Join Viriyagita from 10-1pm on March 1st to explore the Bodhisattva’s realm as he or she courses in wisdom and compassion for the sake of all beings.
Offered by donation. All welcome to attend. Regular Sunday meditation from 10 - 11 am is held.