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

Join us for online events and visit the monastery:

October 24: Attending Karuna Buddhist Vihara Kathina
October 29: Pre-Kathina-Almsgiving Open Afternoon at the Vihara
October 30: Kathina-Almsgiving Ceremony
October 31: Attending ABS Kathina
November 2-12: AVFM Residents in Silent Retreat
November 3: SIS ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
November 5: Aloka-Dharma-Zoom ~ in German ~ Ayya Santacitta
Register here
November 12:  CTBC ~ Ayya Ahimsa
November 13: Community Workday at the Vihara
November 21: San Francisco Dharma Collective ~ Ayya Niyyanika
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November 21: Berkeley Buddhist Monastery ~ Ayya Niyyanika
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December 1: 
SIS ~Ayya Niyyanika
December 3: Aloka-Dharma-Zoom ~ in German ~ Ayya Santacitta
Register here
December 4: Community work day
December 5: Insight San Diego Daylong ~Ayya Anandabodhi
December 10: CTBC ~ Ayya Niyyanika
December 19: San Francisco Dharma Collective ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
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December 19: Berkeley Buddhist Monastery ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
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December 27-January 2: 
New Year’s Retreat ~ AVFM Bhikkhunis

See more upcoming retreats & daylongs here »

Save the Date! October 30: Kathina-Almsgiving Ceremony

Saturday, November 13th: Community Workday at the Vihara

New Year’s retreat (Dec 27 – Jan 2): Registration Now Open

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

ECO DHAMMA

We are the Earth’s Immune System Rising
Living with Wildfires
Intl. Petition: stop ECOCIDE & become Earth Protector

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