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.


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
Bhikkhu Analayo: Mindfully Facing Climate Change

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