During the pandemic the vihara is open for afternoon visits
(read more below) and also for meal offerings ~ more info.
We are closed to overnight visitors through to spring 2021.
~ Dear Friends of Aloka Vihara ~
We are glad to be able to receive visitors at the vihara. You are welcome most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 27, any time between 12:30 and 3:30 pm.
At least 2 days before planning to visit the vihara, please make a reservation by emailing <firstname.lastname@example.org> ~ it is important that you do not arrive without prior confirmation from us, because a limited number of visitors can be received each day.
If it is raining we can meet in a sheltered location on our front porch.
Upon arrival one of our nuns will welcome you and explain our simple COVID-routine. All meetings will happen outside the house, there are seats in the shade and a portable toilet for our visitors. Please wear a mask and bring your own drinking water. If you wear a mask with a respirator valve, then we will ask you to wear another mask on top, to provide protection for the vihara residents as well as yourself.
In case you might be late for your agreed arrival time, please phone the vihara at 530 647 8262 or cancel your reservation in good time.
We look forward to meeting you and wish you all good blessings!
AVFM Nuns’ Community