Meditation Day Retreat for Newer Meditators

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Meditation Day Retreat for Newer Meditators | April 28, 10-4

This day retreat offers a great opportunity for newer meditators to explore deepening their meditation practice and to experience what it is like to be on retreat. Anyone who has taken one of our introductory courses, or who has been a regular attendee of our Friends' Evening would benefit from this program.

There will be a mix of guided and silent meditation, along with an introduction to walking meditation and opportunities to talk about your practice. 

A vegetarian lunch is included. Participants may consider bringing a notebook with a pen, a water bottle, and warm socks or slippers. We provide meditation cushions and blankets, as well as meditation chairs and benches. Our onsite book and gift shop has many great titles on meditation and Buddhism. Click here for more useful info about attending events at Aryaloka.

Day  Retreat Program —
10:00 introduction
10:30 guided meditation & discussion
11:30 tea break
11:45 silent meditation
12:30 introduction to walking meditation
1:00 lunch
2:00 guided meditation
2:40 walking meditation
3:00 silent meditation
3:40 transference of merits and check out
4:00 end
Led By — Aryaloka Teaching Team

How are we coming together safely?

  • If you know you have been exposed to Covid-19 within a five day period of the event’s start-time, we ask that you not attend in-person.*  Stay up-to-date with exposure guidelines here.
  • Masks are optional unless otherwise stated. If you have recently recovered from Covid-19, stay up-to-date with CDC guidance here as to when you’re clear to be back in public.*
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you do not attend in-person.*
  • We have installed new air purifiers with virus-destroying technology!
  • There are new cleaning and sanitation protocols.

*Zoom options are available for many events. Transfer of fees or refunds are also available for illness or illness-preventative related absence. Please email if you have any questions about our safety protocols. Aryaloka may adjust these policies in relation to current, local infection rates, and will keep retreatants posted on such changes.

At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. 

The Event Rate is our actual fee for the event. It is for people paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford occasional or regular leisure expenses such as dining out. Any payment above the advertised fee is a tax-deductible donation. 

The Mid-Level Reduced Rate is for those who are paying their mortgage or rent, though experience a consistent tightness in budget that makes extras like leisure activities or unexpected expenses difficult or impossible. 

The Base-Level Reduced Rate is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. 

Those whose circumstances are not included above can email the office to make other arrangements.


April 28th, 2024 from 10:00 AM to  4:00 PM
14 Heartwood Circle
Newmarket, NH 03857
United States
Phone: 603-659-5456
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee $95.00
Mid-level Reduced $80.00
Base-level Reduced $60.00