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.


August 11-21: Silent Retreat at the vihara
August 25: Sutta Contemplation | Online 
August 27: Sacramento Daylong | Hybrid ~ Ayya Santacitta & Rev Diane Wilde
August 28: San Francisco Dharma Collective Teaching | Hybrid ~ Ayya Santacitta
August 28: Berkeley Dhamma Teaching | Online ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
August 29: Spirit Rock Monday Night | Online ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
September 1: Sutta Contemplation | Online 
September 2: Sutta-Erkundungen in German | Online ~ Ayya Santacitta & Ayya Sabbamitta
September 2-4: IMS Weekend Retreat | Online ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
September 7: Sierra Insight Placerville | in Person ~ Ayya Santacitta
September 8: Sutta Contemplation | Online
September 9: Monk-Chat for Empty Cloud Monastery| Online ~ Ayya Santacitta
September 15: Sutta Contemplation | Online
September 18: Spirit Rock Daylong | Online ~ Ayya Anandabodhi & Ayya Santacitta
September 22: Sutta Contemplation | Online
September 24: Marin Sangha Daylong | Hybrid ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
September 25: San Francisco Dharma Collective Teaching | Hybrid ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
September 25: Berkeley Dhamma Teaching | Online ~ Ayya Santacitta

See more upcoming retreats & daylongs here »

 

Mid-day & Early Afternoon Visits

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Dec 28 – Jan 3: ONLINE New Year’s Retreat
Registration starts on October 1

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!
October 8: Next Community Workday at the vihara

EQUITY & DIVERSITY

Addressing Racism
Bhikkhu Analayo: Confronting Racism with Mindfulness
Gender Identity

ECO DHAMMA

We are the Earth’s Immune System Rising
Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy 2022-2024
The Dharma of Plastic-Less Living