Aryaloka News

Double your generosity with NH Gives June 6-7, 5pm to 5pm!

Double your generosity with NH Gives June 6-7!

Generosity is a central practice in the Buddhist path of transformation. You have the opportunity to double your generosity by being part of NH Gives, a 24-hour giving window for NH nonprofits, starting today (June 6) at 5 pm.

Three Sangha members are each putting up each $1,000 to match your donations! An anonymous donor is putting up the first match. And order members Cittavan and Saddhavasini will be the second and third matches. 

The giving window opens 5 pm June 6 and ends 5pm June 7th. The initial $1,000 will go first, before the second match kicks in, followed by the third. Your gift will be doubled. With your participation we can be sure to take full advantage of those matches!

We raised more than $11,000 last year in 24 hours. Can we do that again? Thanks to these matches (and another gift of $1,000!) we are already a third of the way there.

Center Update from Suddhayu

By giving one unites friends.
— Samyutta Nikaya I.215

As new life springs from the gardens and woodlands at Aryaloka, we are seeing new life in our Sangha as we emerge from the pandemic. With the spring comes Aryaloka’s annual pledge drive. I wanted to thank you for your support and give you an update on what’s been happening at the center.

Generosity continues
Thanks to the generosity of people like you, giving in the pledge drive was again strong in 2022, having increased by nearly 50 percent over the previous year. We hope to continue and even increase that level of support through regular monthly donations.  

Kiranada's Exhibition Closing Soon

Art From a Thousand Days Exhibition will be closing on Sunday June 4th. If you have been unable to see this special show of 23 pieces of art created on a three-year solitary retreat, come by the center on Sunday June 4th between 1:30 and 3:30 for a last view. Kiranada will be there to share some of the inspiration that went into these quilts, watercolors and giglee prints on canvas. 'One-Thousand Days' is also open through May on Tuesday evenings from 5 - 6:45 pm and by appointment.

Annual Pledge Drive and NH Gives

Aryaloka's Annual Spring Pledge Drive 
Be a Part of the Mandala of Supporting Friends 

As members of the Aryaloka Sangha, we give to one another in so many ways — we gather together to practice Dharma, share in friendship, enjoy the arts and volunteer with everyday tasks. Many of us also give to the center with a monthly donation.

The annual pledge drive is about more than raising money; it’s about supporting our spiritual friends in the sangha. Thanks to the generosity of many people like you, some 100 sangha members pledge their annual support to Aryaloka. With your help, we would like to sustain and build that base.

If you already pledge, THANK YOU. We hope you will continue to do so and even consider increasing your pledge. You also can make a one-time gift, and NH Gives is right around the corner — we'll have info about how your one-time donation can be matched when you give on June 6 and 7.

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