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 nuns and lay visitors
can practice and serve.

Upcoming Events with the Nuns

Join us for online events and visit the vihara:



June 19-20: Afternoon visit to the vihara

June 19: Almsround on Farmers’ Market, Placerville
June 20: San Francisco Dharma Collective~ Ayya Dhammadipa
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June 20:
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery ~ Ayya Dhammadipa
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June 25-27: Afternoon visit to the vihara
June 26: Saturday Evening with the Aloka Vihara Nuns ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
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July 2-4: Afternoon visit to the vihara
July 9: Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community~ Ayya Ahimsa
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July 9-11: Afternoon visit to the vihara
July 10:
Vajra Dakini Nunnery ~ Ayya Santacitta & Khenmo Drolma
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(3-5 pm ET, link to come soon)
July 16-18: Afternoon visit to the vihara
July 18:
San Francisco Dharma Collective ~ Ayya Ahimsa and Ayya Niyyanika
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July 18:
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery ~ Ayya Ahimsa and Ayya Niyyanika
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July 23-25: Afternoon visit to the vihara

 

See more upcoming retreats & daylongs here »


During the pandemic the vihara is open for afternoon visits and meal offerings.

We are beginning to open to overnight visitors, for more info write to <guestnun@gmail.com>.

Save the Date! October 30: Kathina Ceremony

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
Bhikkhu Analayo: Confronting Racism with Mindfulness
Gender Identity

ECO DHAMMA

We are the Earth’s Immune System Rising
Living with Wildfires
International Petition: Stop Ecocide

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