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!
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
Art From the Sangha: A Triratna Community Group Exhibition
Showing January 8 to March 12
paintings, collage, watercolors, calligraphic scrolls, framed poetry, assemblages
Opening Reception Sunday, January 8 3-5pm
Viewing Tuesday 5-7pm and by Appointment
Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the opening reception.
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 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978 457 4494.
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.
Betsy Cadbury was a meditator in a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class when she learned of Aryaloka Buddhist Center (ABC) from a fellow meditator. She registered for a ten-day ABC Noble Silence retreat in 2012. She became a Triratna Mitra in February 2016 and requested consideration for ordination in the Triratna Order in August 2017. She attended a retreat at Brockton, Ontario with Thích Nhất Hạnh in 2018 and has attended several Noble Silence retreats and other retreats and workshops at ABC.
While Betsy enjoys all of her mitra studies, the Heart Sutra has particular resonance for her. She is currently part of a book group studying Anam Thubten’s commentary on the Heart Sutra, The Fragrance of Emptiness.
We're sorry to hear of the death of Nina Jordan. Nina was a participant at Aryaloka for many years, especially in the earlier 2000's. You can read her obituary here. Many blessing to Nina and her friends and family.
When Roddy Cole first visited Aryaloka Buddhist Center (ABC) in 2015, she knew that something shifted inside of her, but it was hard to define because she wasn’t sure what she was searching for or even clear what her questions might be. But that first visit was like a balm, and she continued to return to ABC on Tuesday evenings and participated in several ABC retreats. She became a Triratna Mitra in January 2017. She loved her first year of mitra studies and looked forward to going deeper into Dharma study with the women’s mitra group. Mitra training continues to be both enriching and challenging for her.
From her mitra training, Roddy’s favorite text remains The Bodhicaryāvatāra. She is deeply moved by the beautiful verse of Śāntideva and the sublime commitment to bring an end to all suffering. She finds her teachers to be endlessly generous with their time and wisdom.