Theravada Bhikkhunis of the Forest Tradition in the USA

Meal offerings continue to be welcome and highly supportive. Please see the meal dana webpage for open dates.


~ 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.

Join us for online events and visit the monastery:


October 16: Marin Sangha Daylong ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
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October 17: San Francisco Dharma Collective ~ Ayya Ahimsa
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October 17: Berkeley Buddhist Monastery ~ Ayya Ahimsa
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October 24: Attending Karuna Buddhist Vihara Kathina
October 29: Pre-Kathina-Almsgiving Open Afternoon at the Vihara
October 30: Kathina-Almsgiving Ceremony
October 31: Attending ABS Kathina
November 2-12: AVFM Residents in Silent Retreat
November 3: SIS ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
November 5: Aloka-Dharma-Zoom ~ in German ~ Ayya Santacitta
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November 12:  CTBC ~ Ayya Ahimsa
November 21: San Francisco Dharma Collective ~ Ayya Niyyanika
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November 21: Berkeley Buddhist Monastery ~ Ayya Niyyanika
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December 1: 
SIS ~Ayya Niyyanika
December 3: Aloka-Dharma-Zoom ~ in German ~ Ayya Santacitta
Register here
December 4: Community work day
December 5: Insight San Diego Daylong ~Ayya Anandabodhi
December 10: CTBC ~ Ayya Niyyanika
December 19: San Francisco Dharma Collective ~ TBD
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December 19: Berkeley Buddhist Monastery ~ TBD
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December 27-January 2: 
New Year’s Retreat ~ AVFM Bhikkhunis

See more upcoming retreats & daylongs here »

Save the Date! October 30: Kathina-Almsgiving Ceremony

New Year’s retreat (Dec 27 – Jan 2): Registration Now 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 & DIVERSITY

Addressing Racism
Bhikkhu Analayo: Confronting Racism with Mindfulness
Gender Identity

ECO DHAMMA

We are the Earth’s Immune System Rising
Living with Wildfires
Intl. Petition: stop ECOCIDE & become Earth Protector

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