Afternoon Visits to the Vihara

During the pandemic the vihara is open for afternoon visits
(read more below) and also for meal offerings ~ more info.

We are beginning to open to overnight visitors.~ more info.

~ Dear Friends of Aloka Vihara ~

We are glad to be able to receive visitors at the monastery. You are welcome most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, any time between 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

If you would like to speak with a monastic please make a reservation by emailing <> at least 2 days before planning to visit  ~ it is important that you do not arrive without prior confirmation from us, because a limited number of visitors can be received each day.

Meetings with residents, regardless of vaccination status, are happening either:

  • unmasked with social distancing outside
  • masked, if sitting or standing closer than six feet apart or inside.

Most meetings will happen outside the house, there are seats in the shade.  If very hot, some meetings may happen in the library. Please bring a mask.

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!

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