Dear Friend ,
At the beginning of 2021 Aryaloka was still physically empty as our sangha continued to engage and grow on Zoom. We held six online retreats of varying length and hosted many people in the solitary cabin and Akashaloka for personal retreats. Our Tuesday Friends’ Evenings continued online as a weekly opportunity for the sangha to gather and practice together.
In July we began holding in-person and hybrid activities at Aryaloka. We have had a welcome home weekend, two yoga and meditation weekends, Shantimukta’s ordination retreat, a ten-day women’s training-for-ordination retreat, a week-long Zen rental and a week-long Noble Silence Retreat. Most of these events were fully booked, and all of them were run with covid related precautions. We also resumed weekly outdoor or screen-porch meditations, as well as Sangha Hikes.
Looking ahead, we have a full schedule of in-person, hybrid, and online events for the end of the year and 2022. Check out the developing schedule here and keep an eye out for new events popping up weekly!
Every year, Aryaloka relies on the generosity of supporters to continue providing a beautiful space and transformative programs for the community. Although we are open again, we are continuing to limit the size of all events. Donations continue to be a vital part of Aryaloka’s budget.
Our year-end campaign got off to a great start on Giving Tuesday in November. Thus far we have raised just over $3800! Thanks to everyone who has already given! The generosity continues. 2020’s year-end appeal brought in more than $11,000 in donations— an increase of more than five-fold from 2019. We’d like to keep that momentum going and match that level of giving again this year. Will you help us reach that goal with your gift? Click here to make a donation online, or mail a check made out to Aryaloka to 14 Heartwood Circle, Newmarket NH 03857.