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

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

October 25: Online Kathina for Aloka Vihara

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

Oct 3: Berkeley Buddhist Action to Feed the Hungry
Undoing Racism
WAIC UP!
Gender Identity

ECO DHAMMA

We are the Earth’s Immune System Rising
Sep 20-27 & Oct 7-18: Extinction Rebellion Intl Actions
Sep 10 – Dec 10: Ecodharma ~ A 13 Week Online Course
Bhikkhu Analayo ~ Mindfully Facing Climate Change

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