Come on retreat in 2016!
About Aryaloka
Aryaloka is dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhism. We are part of the Triratna Buddhist Community - an international network of public centers, communities and projects. Our mission is to create the best possible conditions in which to explore and practice the Buddhist path.

About our pricing
We strive to make the Dharma available to people regardless of financial circumstances. For most events, three prices are listed. TheSustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. TheBase-Level price 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 call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

Meditation        Yoga      Order and GFR Retreats

Retreat Program



Meditation Retreats


The Four Brahma Viharas: a retreat for the Boston, New York City, and Portland sanghas 

January 15 - 18

The theme for this year's annual retreat for the Boston, Portland, and NYC sanghas is meditation – specifically the Brahma Viharas, or development loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. We will explore these qualities and how we can bring them more into our lives

Silence and Stllness: A day-long meditation retreat, co-led by Khemavassika and Viriyagita

January 24, 9 am - 6 pm

Come and experience a day of quiet meditation on a long winter’s day. The Silence and Stillness retreat is a one day retreat dedicated to building a meditation practice. 

Introduction to Noble Silence weekend retreat, led by Bodhana and Lilasiddhi

March 10 - 13; August 25 - 28

On this weekend retreat we will be exploring the practice of Noble Silence – stillness of body, speech, and mind – and learning how to bring stillness into our daily lives. If you are considering attending a longer, multi-day Noble Silence retreat, this event would be an excellent introduction. 

Living with Mindfulness Introductory Retreat, led by Sunada and Viriyalila

April 15 - 17

What does it means to live mindfully? How do we bring more calm and inner clarity into our daily lives? How can we stay confident and purposeful when times get rough? This gentle introductory retreat is open to all, especially those with no prior experience with meditation or Buddhism.

Opening to the Heart's Wisdom weekend retreat, led by Yashobodhi

June 3 - 5

An intensive meditation weekend inviting the heart to be open, and listening deeply to what it is trying to tell us. Using metta bhavana and tonglen practices, this retreat will help us cultivate the compassionate heart that leads to the arising of the bodhicitta.

Intensive Noble Silence retreats, led by Bodhana, Karunasara, and Lilasiddhi

June 17 - 27; November 16 - 22

These intensive retreats create an atmosphere conducive to extended meditation with the fewest external distractions.


Summer Stillness meditation retreat, led by Amala

July 21 - 26

Several days of stillness, silence, and meditation can be an important means to deeper understanding of ourselves and the Dharma. On this retreat we will have several formal meditation sessions each day, along with time for yoga, quiet walks, contemplation, or deep rest. 

Winter Meditation Retreat

December 23 - 31

Our annual winter meditation retreat allows you to conclude the year in reflection, meditation and silence. More information and a registration link will be available a few months before the retreat.


Yoga Retreats

Kindling the Fire, an Urban Retreat to Open the Heart with Yoga and Meditation, led by Lona Kovaks and Suddhayu 

January 30, 9 am - 4 pm

This day long retreat in the heart of winter will explore yoga poses to open the heart, and Brahma Vihara meditations for the cultivation of loving kindness, compassion, and joy.

Yoga and Meditation retreat, Co-led by Molly Schlangen and Satyada

February 26 - 28

This weekend retreat will combine periods of body movement, meditation, reflection, silence as well as good friendship. While some experience in yoga, meditation or both could be helpful, this retreat is suitable for participants at all levels. 

A Mindfulness Practice: Yoga and Buddhism, Led by Lily Sibley

September 22 - 25

Explore how the practices of Yoga and Buddhism can foster mindfulness, calmness, wisdom, kindness, and compassion. Although not required, some experience with yoga postures and Buddhist traditions will be helpful. 


Yoga and Meditation Retreat, co-led by Lona Kovaks and Suddhayu

December 2 - 4

More information and a registration link will be posted a few months prior to this retreat.

Order and GFR Retreats

Compassion and Emptiness: Order Practice - the Big Picture, led by Kamalashila

April 2 - 9 

This retreat is for all Triratna Order members, whatever their current approach to dharma practice. Our particular insight focus will be meditations on compassion and equanimity in relation to dukkha and anatta. 

Men's GFR Retreat, led by the North American Men's GFR Retreat Team

September 9 - 18

More information and a registration link will be posted a few months prior to the retreat.

Women's GFR Retreat, led by the North American Women's GFR Retreat Team

October 14 - 26

More information and a registration link will be posted a few months prior to the retreat.
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