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 monastery:

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
July 30-August 1:
Afternoon visit to the vihara
August 4 : Sierra Insight Sangha ~ Ayya Niyyanika
August 5-14:
Silent Community Retreat at the vihara
August 6:
Aloka-Dharma-Zoom in German ~ Ayya Santacitta
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August 13: Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community ~ Ayya Ahimsa
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August 15: San Francisco Dharma Collective ~ Ayya Niyyanika and Ayya Ahimsa
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August 15:
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery ~ Ayya Niyyanika and Ayya Ahimsa
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August 15: Afternoon visit to the vihara
August 20-22: Afternoon visit to the vihara
August 27-29: 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 & DIVERSITY

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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