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.

Upcoming Events with the Nuns

Join us for online events and visit the vihara:

Jan 15 – April 15: Annual Aloka Vihara Winter Retreat
Mar 21: Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, CA ~ Ayya Santussika
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Mar 12 & April 9: Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community, AB ~ Ayya Santussika
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Mar 19 & April 2: Aloka-Dharma-Zoom auf Deutsch/in German ~ Ayya Santacitta
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April 15: End of Aloka Vihara Winter Retreat

April 16: Aloka-Dharma-Zoom auf Deutsch/in German ~ Ayya Santacitta
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April 18: San Francisco Dharma Collective ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
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April 18:
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery ~ Ayya Anandabodhi
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April 24: Saturday Evening with the Aloka Vihara Nuns ~ Ayya Santacitta
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April 30: Seattle Theravada Buddhist Community ~ Ayya Santacitta

May 3-7: Spirit Rock Online Retreat ~ Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santacitta & Ayya Dhammadipa
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May 8:
Saturday Evening with the Aloka Vihara Nuns ~ Ayya Dhammadipa
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May 12:
Sierra Insight Sangha ~ Ayya Santacitta
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May 14: Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community, AB ~ Ayya Santacitta
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May 16:
San Francisco Dharma Collective ~ Ayya Santacitta
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May 16:
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery ~ Ayya Santacitta
Connect online

See more upcoming retreats & daylongs here »


Our community is in silent Winter Retreat from
January 15 through April 15

 

The vihara is open for meal offerings ~ more info

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
Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops
International Petition: Stop Ecocide

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