This year we joined once again with fellow Buddhist monastics from across the U.S. and wider, for five days exploring the theme of ‘Monastic Formation’. This covered many aspects of monastic life from perspectives of juniors as well as seniors, from all schools of Buddhism. This year’s generous hosts were the bhikkhunis of ‘City of the Dharma Realm’ in Sacramento.
19th Western Buddhist Monastic Gathering
- End of January – Beginning of March: AER Winter Retreat
- December 2: Weaving Ourselves Back into the Fabric of Life
- Aloka Earth Room Newsletter
- October 7-8: Mindfulness: What’s Next?
- Aloka Dharma Ghent Meditation Evenings
- Recent monastic visitors and visits
- Almsround at San Rafael Farmers’ Market
- Ritual Sitting for Survival ~ Holding Space in San Rafael & Santa Rosa
- Family Retreat at Spirit Rock
- Special News from Aloka Vihara
- Resilience In The Anthropocene
- Registration for New Years Retreat is OPEN!