Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery-nuns walking together

  Theravada Bhikkhunis of the Forest Tradition in the West

~ Together Supporting Awakening  ~

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

The vihara is closed to visitors during this time of the pandemic.

Please check back again when travel has normalized.

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 & INCLUSION

Undoing Racism
WAIC UP!
Gender Identity

ECO DHAMMA

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Bhikkhu Analayo ~ Mindfully Facing Climate Change
K.L. Meyers ~ The Dharma was Made for these Times

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