Aryaloka News

Art from 1000 Days Exhibit

Art From a 1000 Days is an exhibition of rozome (Japanese batik), quilting, giclee prints on canvas and botanical watercolors.  Kiranada completed the twenty-three pieces on exhibition during a three-year solitary retreat in Kentucky and Missouri.

Opening Reception, Sunday April 16th from 3 to 5 pm.

Kiranada was ordained in Spain on 2009 with Anagarika vows 2016. She has taught at Mass. College of Art and Design, Boston and NH Art Institute. Kiranada coordinates the Contemplative Arts at Aryaloka.


The Passing of Bob Montgomery

Robert (Bob) Lane Montgomery, 77, passed away January 11, 2023 peacefully and sur- rounded by love at Ports- mouth Regional Hospital. He was born August 29, 1945 in Rochester NH, the son of Ralph Montgomery and Theresa Brown.

Bob graduated from Spaulding High School. Following graduation, he served in the US Navy on the Key West Naval base. He enjoyed his time in Key West and always dreamed of traveling back there at some point.

Bob lived most of his adult life in Rochester where he was a self employed entrepreneur working in interior design, with a focus on painting and wallpapering. He loved traveling, gardening and building things with his own hands to include his own house he built in Rochester. This house would be called home for many years to come by him and his family. It was also at this Rochester home where he raised several types of farm animals and produced his own maple syrup with his family.

Mitra Ceremonies Tuesday January 3rd, 6:45-8:45pm

Becoming a Mitra is a significant step in giving expression to one's dedication to Buddhist practice and spiritual community in Triratna. Join us in celebrating Frank and Sarah as they begin a new chapter in their Buddhist journey! The ceremonies will begin just after 7pm. This is a hybrid event taking place at Aryaloka or on Zoom. Click Here to join on Zoom.

Aryaloka Gift Certificates — Give the Gift of Personal Transformation!

Aryaloka Gift Certificates — Give the Gift of Personal Transformation!

What do you give someone who is looking for deeper meaning in their life? What do you give someone who is interested in learning how to meditate, or to practice mindfulness more fully? What do you give someone who intentionally has few possessions and would rather not acquire more? 

Give them a means of personal transformation! Give them opportunity for meditation practice, yoga, Dharma study, or a cooking workshop! Aryaloka has a full program of events that would make ideal gifts for practicing Buddhists, yogins or for those that are curious about Buddhism, meditation and yoga.

Standard gift certificate amounts are listed below, though any amount is possible!

Half-day workshop $60
Full-day workshop or retreat $95
Weekend retreat $320
Long-weekend retreat $360

Aryaloka's Year-end Appeal begins Nov 29th with Giving Tuesday!

Aryaloka’s year-end campaign kicks off with Giving Tuesday on Nov 29th! Giving Tuesday is a day when people around the globe practice generosity and show appreciation to the many nonprofits doing work that benefits others. 

If you are grateful for what Aryaloka brings into your life, please support the center with your generosity. Your gift and gratitude can be doubled, thanks to a generous pledge of $1,500 from Sangha member Deb Seavey. 

Help us reach our target of $10,000 to enable Aryaloka to continue to offer the Dharma freely.  

Can you help? Your support – in whatever amount – makes a difference!

Click here to give online, or send a check made out to Aryaloka to 14 Heartwood Circle, Newmarket, NH 03857. Thank you for your generosity!

Volunteering & Scholarships

Volunteering is a Great way to Make Friends, Build Community and Help Others! 

It takes a community to run a place as big as Aryaloka! Aryaloka has always been a grassroots situation, funded and facilitated locally by the sangha (spiritual community). In the spirit of sangha, we practice generosity in relation to each other and the world around us. Generosity can be practiced in many ways, including the helping of our friends. Volunteering at Aryaloka can be a great way to build community and friendship with others. Volunteers learn that their participation really has an impact on the overall life of the community, and a visible difference to the quality of our beloved facility.

Submissions Needed for Sangha Arts Exhibit!

Calling on Artists and Arts Supporters —

The Aryaloka Arts Kula has been busy organizing four exhibitions for you from this fall through next summer. This includes a new  Arts From the Sangha Exhibition this winter, opening January 9 and running until March 12.
We are hoping to include those of you with special artwork to share as well as those who might like to join the Arts Kula to promote and support the Arts at Aryaloka. 
If you are interested in contributing artwork to the exhibit, or volunteering with the arts at Aryaloka,
please be in touch with Kiranada:        or call 978 457 4494.



The Passing of Francesca Latawiec

Remembrance of Francesca (1956-2022)

Francesca Latawiec, Aryaloka sangha member and mitra sister, died unexpectedly at her home in Exeter October 1. 

Francesca started practicing with the Aryaloka Triratna Buddhist Community at the start of the pandemic, attending Tuesday Sangha Nights online regularly. She was immediately attracted to Buddhism and Aryaloka, soon asking to become a mitra. She became a mitra in an online ceremony in September 2020, without even having visited the center in person. Her first visit to the center was this spring as part of a community clean-up day, and she attended her first in-person retreat in August.

She became a valued member of a Sangha Wednesday night study group and had been attending mitra classes with her Dharma sisters. A loving and always positive person, she will be missed by her Sangha friends.