Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery-nuns walking together

 ~ Theravada Bhikkhunis of the Forest Tradition in the West ~

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.

We welcome your visit!

~ Special Events ~
October 27: Kathina Ceremony & 10th Anniversary Celebration

ALOKA VIHARA NEWS

DHAMMA TALKS AND CHANTS

Listen to our Dhamma talks & chanting
Canmore Retreat: Seven Factors of Awakening

CURRENT MONASTERY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Learn more about our efforts to improve Aloka Vihara’s facilities – and how you can support!
September 14: Next Community Workday

ECO DHAMMA

Think Globally ~ Act Locally ~ Let Us Do What We Can
Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy Training Program  
Bhikkhu Bodhi: UN Vesak 2019
J. Kabat-Zinn: Mindfulness for All
C. Ingram: Facing Extinction
M. Klein: Grieving The Future You Thought You Had
Forest Medicine ~ Shinrin Yoku

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