Theravada Bhikkhunis of the Forest Tradition in the USA


~ Together Supporting Awakening  ~

 

Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery is located in the Sierra Foothills of California and
offers a place where women can train as monastics and lay visitors of all genders can practice and serve.

Upcoming Events with the Nuns

June 1: Sierra Insight Placerville ~ Ayya Santacitta
June 2: Sutta Contemplation
June 3:
Sutta-Erkundungen in German ~ Ayya Santacitta & Ayya Sabbamitta
June 4: Community Workday at the Monastery
June 9: Sutta Contemplation
June 10 – 20:
AVFM residents in silent retreat
June 12: SBMG Online Teaching ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
June 23: Sutta Contemplation

June 25: Community Workday at the Monastery
June 26: San Francisco Dharma Collective Teaching ~ Ayya Santacitta
June 26: Berkeley Dhamma Teaching ~ Ayya Santussika of KBV
June 30: Sutta Contemplation
July 1: Sutta-Erkundungen in German ~ Ayya Santacitta & Ayya Sabbamitta
July 6: Sierra Insight Placerville ~ Ayya Santacitta
July 7, 14, 21: Sutta Contemplation 
July 24: San Francisco Dharma Collective Teaching ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
July 24: Berkeley Dhamma Teaching ~ Ayya Santacitta

See more upcoming retreats & daylongs here »

 

Aloka Vihara Community now open after Winter Retreat

for mid-day visits or for overnight stays

ALOKA VIHARA NEWS

DHAMMA TALKS AND CHANTS

Listen to our Dhamma talks: audio & video & chanting

CURRENT MONASTERY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Learn more about our efforts to improve Aloka Vihara’s facilities ~ how you can support!

EQUITY & DIVERSITY

Addressing Racism
Bhikkhu Analayo: Confronting Racism with Mindfulness
Gender Identity

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