Dharma Day! A Celebration of the Buddhist Path

Dharma Day — July 28, 10-3

Come together this summer for a day of community, engaging Dharma practice and fun! Dharma Day is the annual celebration of the Buddha’s teaching. The day is a remembrance of the Buddha’s decision to teach, and a rejoicing in the many forms that the teaching has taken. 

This year our Dharma Day  team has put together a wonderful program exploring the crucial incident in the Buddha’s Enlightenment story in which the Buddha reflected on how difficult it would be to communicate his vision to others. The emergence of his compassion is represented in a visitation and a request from the divine realm, followed by a vision of humanity as a pool of lotuses in differing stages of blossom. This vision of humanity moved the new Buddha to make the effort to teach others. 

The day will include a program of meditation, short talks, discussion and children’s activities. *The children’s activities will run concurrently beginning at 10:30 and run through until lunch. The scavenger hunt will be an adult/child friendly activity in which parents will be able to participate with their child/ren. Adults without children at the Dharma Day program will also be able to enjoy this activity. 

10:00 Arrive
10:15 Introduction
10:30 Meditation/Kid's Program
11:00 Break
11:15 Four Talks on the Buddha's Decision to Teach the Dharma 
12:00 Small Group Discussions
12:30 Whole Group Recap
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Adult/Child Scavenger Hunt
3:00 End

Come for all or part of the day as you see fit. Attendance is free, but please do RSVP so we have a sense of how many people to expect. Please plan on bringing a vegetarian dish for the potluck if you can. If you would like to volunteer for part of the day please email info@aryaloka.com to learn how you can help!

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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.

July 28th, 2024 from 10:00 AM to  2:30 PM
14 Heartwood Circle
Newmarket, NH 03857
United States
Phone: 603-659-5456