Winter Stillness Meditation Retreat

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winter stillness

December 26, 6pm to December 31, 3pm

Our annual Winter Stillness meditation retreat is a wonderful opportunity to access the peace, silence, and stillness that is potential in all of us. Living and practicing together as a spiritual community, our efforts support one another on the journey to equanimity.

Our program provides a steady schedule of meditation, open space, ritual and silence. A tradition on this retreat is an end-of-year outdoor fire ritual in which we burn confessions or things we’d like to leave behind. The winter landscape in Aryaloka’s forest and along the Piscassic river allows for contemplative walking and the appreciation of nature. Though this retreat is mostly in silence, there are ocassional periods of instruction, some chanting, and optional meditation interviews.

This Year's retreat will take place with the kindly facilitation of Dh Sravaniya and Dh Suddhayu.

How are we coming together safely?
—We are requiring that all in-person participants be fully vaccinated vs Covid-19 and will ask for a photo or scan of vaccination cards.
—We are currently wearing masks indoors in all common areas.

If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you do not attend.
—We have installed new air purifiers with virus-destroying technology!
—We will have the same few people working in the kitchen.
—There are new cleaning and sanitation protocols.
—There will be one-person per bedroom (unless coming from the same household).
—The retreat population will be limited.
*Please let us know if you have questions or concerns about how we’re coming together.

Arrival: although the retreat begins at 6pm on the 26th, you may arrive as early as 3pm that day to settle in. Please let us know if you'll be arriving early. Dinner will be available at 6pm.

Image detail: Konoshima Okoku: Winter Moon, 1922


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.



December 26th, 2021 6:00 PM to December 31st, 2021 3:00 PM
14 Heartwood Circle
Newmarket, NH 03857
United States
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee $500.00
Mid-level Reduced $425.00
Base-level Reduced $350.00

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