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 open for afternoon & evening visits ~
click here for more info.

We are closed to overnight visitors through the end of 2020.

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

We are the Earth’s Immune System Rising
Aug 22: Showing Up for the Planet ~ Online Daylong
Bhikkhu Analayo ~ Mindfully Facing Climate Change
K.L. Meyers ~ The Dharma was Made for these Times

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