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 visits ~
more info and also for meal offerings ~ more info.

We are closed to overnight visitors until the spring of 2021.

Dec 29 – Jan 2: New Year’s Online Retreat ~ Registration 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 & INCLUSION

Undoing Racism
Bhikkhu Analayo ~ Confronting Racism with Mindfulness
Gender Identity

ECO DHAMMA

We are the Earth’s Immune System Rising
Extinction Rebellion: Tell the Truth

Bhikkhu Analayo ~ Mindfully Facing Climate Change

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