Ongoing Events


The vihara is closed to visitors at this time of the pandemic. Please check back again when travel has normalized. Some of our ongoing teaching events are available online.


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. Please visit our calendar for specific dates and times. Morning and Evening Pujas include silent meditation and chanting.

Weekly Schedule at the Vihara 

(please check our online calendar for exceptions)

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 7:00PM to 08:15PM
Chanting and meditation

Thursday Evening
5:00PM – 6:30PM
Sutta Contemplation with the nuns in our library, followed by Evening Puja

Saturday Evenings
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Evening Puja, Refuges & Five Precepts, Dhamma Sharing (talk/reading/dialogue) with one of the nuns or an occasional visiting teacher

Sunday Evenings
7:00PM to 8:15PM
Evening Puja
Chanting and meditation

Beyond the Vihara

Placerville – Sierra Insight Sangha
Every month from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Joins us also for tea with the nuns from 6:00PM to 6:30PM
Available Online

Boeger Winery
1709 Carson Road
Placerville, CA

Berkeley – Nuns Sharing Dhamma
On the 3rd Sunday of every month from 7:30PM to 9:00PM
Join us also for tea with the nuns from 6:00PM to 7:15PM
A Zoom link will be send to the group

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
2304 McKinley Avenue
Berkeley, CA

San Francisco – Leading to Liberation
On the 3rd Sunday of every month from 1:30PM to 3:30PM
Join us also for tea with the nuns from 3:30PM to 4:00PM

Available Online

San Francisco Dharma Collective
2701 Folsom
San Francisco, CA