Ongoing Events


During the pandemic the vihara is open for meal offerings ~ more info.

We are currently closed to overnight visitors ~ see our regular online teachings below on this page.


At other times, everyone is welcome for Dhamma practice and events at Aloka Vihara, the nuns residence near Placerville. Retreats and Daylongs are also held in other Foothill towns, the Sacramento Area and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Weekly Schedule at the Vihara 


Morning Pujas
Wednesdays through Mondays 5:30-6:30AM
Meditation and chanting

Meal Offerings
Wednesdays through Sundays
11:00 or 11:45AM (DST), click here for more info

Evening Pujas
Wednesdays through Fridays 6:30PM to 07:30PM
Chanting and meditation

Thursday Evening
4:45 PM – 6:15 PM
Sutta Contemplation with the nuns in our library, followed by Evening Puja
During Covid we are hosting sutta contemplation via zoom. If you are interested in joining please contact us to request the zoom link.

Saturday Evenings
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Evening Puja, Refuges & Five Precepts, Dhamma Sharing (talk/reading/dialogue) with one of the nuns or an occasional visiting teacher

Sunday Evenings
6:30PM to 7:30PM
Evening Puja
Chanting and meditation

Beyond the Vihara (currently online)


~ Placerville – Sierra Insight Sangha
Beginning of every month, from 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Connect online

Boeger Winery
1709 Carson Road
Placerville, CA

~ Berkeley – Nuns Sharing Dhamma
On the 3rd Sunday of every month from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Join us also for virtual tea with the nuns from 6:00PM to 6:30PM
Connect online

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
2304 McKinley Avenue
Berkeley, CA

~ San Francisco – Inner Journey to Hidden Treasures
On the 3rd Sunday of every month from 1:30PM to 3:30PM
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San Francisco Dharma Collective

~ Canmore – Dhamma with the Aloka Vihara Bhikkhunis
On the 2nd Friday of every month from 8:30AM to 10:30AM MT
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Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community
518 2nd St, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

~ Aloka-Dharma-Zoom
Jeden 1. & 3. Freitag im Monat von 18:30 bis ca. 20:00 Uhr MEZ
Register here

Aloka-Dharma-Zoom auf Deutsch/in German