Tuesday Friends' Evenings

A weekly gathering to meditate, learn, share and befriend!

We are now hybrid on Tuesday evenings, meaning you can come in person or join on Zoom! This is a great opportunity to stay connected and find some inspiration. Led meditation, Dharma talks, and engaged discussion. All are welcome, even if you have zero experience! By donation, $5-$15 suggested (you can donate online here).

To join us on Zoom, Click here.

Our Current Series:

Mind, Reactive and Creative
A practical course in creativity

One of the Buddha’s key insights is that our state of mind conditions our thoughts, which in turn condition our actions, and thereby our world. 

This course explores the idea that the mind operates in two very different ways, and that the spiritual life is essentially a movement from one to the other. We have the choice of being either reactive or creative, not just once, but at every moment. We will investigate just what that means in our own lives, looking at ways in which we can become less reactive and more creative, with a combination of teaching, discussion, meditation and practical exercises. 

The path to Enlightenment, then, is one of ever-increasing creativity, and we look at one of the Buddha’s teachings in which he describes a sequence of ever-increasing creative states of mind, all the way to Enlightenment. The teachings in this course are based on Bhante Sangharakshita’s signature 1967 talk of the same name. You can access the course booklet here.

All are welcome to our weekly gathering which includes led meditation, a short talk and discussion. These supportive and friendly community evenings are perfect for getting started with meditation and Buddhism, or for going deeper in your practice. This is a wonderful way to make friends and to explore deeper meaning in one’s life.

Meditation, Dharma, Community — Every Tuesday 6:45-8:45pm ET in-person or on Zoom. All are welcome and by donation! No need to register. If you'd like to make a donation for the evening click here.

This series – Mind, Reactive and Creative – is part of Triratna’s Sikkha Projectwhich creates dharma training available to dharma teachers around the world, including the Dharma Training Course for mitras. FutureDharma supports this and many other Triratna initiatives sharing the dharma around the globe. To hear inspiring stories about how courses like this are transforming lives, sign up for their newsletter. Your gift to Future Dharma makes these initiatives possible. Give here and thank you!

How are we coming together safely?

  • If you know you have been exposed to Covid-19 or if you have had Covid-19 within a five day period of the event’s start-time, we ask that you not attend in-person.
  • Masks are optional unless otherwise stated. Please wear a mask if you have recovered from Covid-19 and are still between days 6 and 10 from your first positive test.
  • 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! 

Zoom options are available for some events. Transfer of fees or refunds are also available for illness or illness-preventative related absence. Please email info@aryaloka.org if you have any questions about our safety protocols.

March 23rd, 2021 6:45 PM to December 31st, 2024 8:45 PM
14 Heartwood Circle
Newmarket, NH 03857
United States
Phone: 603-659-5456
Event Donation
By Donation $5.00
By Donation $10.00
By Donation $15.00