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Aloka Earth Room is a contemporary temple-space
interweaving Dharma, Ecology & Art.


Regular Weekly Events at 3 Jones Place, San Rafael, CA.


Aloka Earth Room is inspired by Ajahn Buddhadasa’s ‘Spiritual Theatre’ at Wat Suan Mokkh,
where Ayya Santacitta first encountered Buddhist meditation in 1988. The practice approach is based on
the teachings of Early Buddhism, the teachings of the Earth and trauma-informed learning & activism.


What is ours to do as we walk the Noble Eightfold Path in these times of eco-cultural unraveling?

We support each other in our individual callings and join together for weekly meetings & ongoing actions.
Our vision is a future in which everyone knows we are part of a living, intelligent Earth.
Our mission is our Transition Prayer.


Thank you to Barbara Voereos for the design, many friends for their hands-on help and the
Bess Family Foundation
for funding the artwork.


These artworks might surprise you, as they do more than illustrate an idea or a set of values:
artworks foresee possible worlds ahead of us.
María Inés Plaza Laz

Link to more photos


We acknowledge that Aloka Earth Room is on the traditional unceded land of the Coast Miwok, the stewards of this land for many centuries before European settlement. We honor all Indigenous People’s beliefs, cultural heritage, their relationship with the land, the knowledge of their Elders and the spirit of the Ancient Ones. This recognition of Indigenous Territorial Lands and beliefs is a small step along the long road of recognizing the truth of our shared history and moving towards reconciliation and reparations. We will continue this journey with our Indigenous neighbors as we weave our paths together in right relation.

Follow behind … tranquil

Last update: April 27, 2024