Ongoing Events

During the pandemic the vihara is open for meal offerings.

We are currently NOT open for pujas and in house Dhamma talks.

Only meal offering visits during WInter Retreat (January 15 – April 15).  Afternoon visits on Fri-Sun may resume in late April.

Weekly Schedule at the Vihara (except for meal offerings, not yet open to visitors due to COVID)

Morning Pujas
Wednesdays through Mondays 5:30-6:30AM
Meditation and chanting
Currently only open to those staying at the monastery.

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

Evening Pujas
Wednesdays through Fridays 6:30PM to 07:30PM
Chanting and meditation
Currently only open to those staying at the monastery.

Thursday Evening   (DURING Winter Retreat – this is being continued by the lay community.  New participants won’t be added until end of April.)
4:45 PM – 6:15 PM
Sutta Contemplation in our library, followed by Evening Puja
During COVID we are hosting sutta contemplation only via zoom. If you are interested in joining please contact us to request the zoom link.

Saturday Evenings
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Dhamma talks or explorations.
Currently only open to those staying at the monastery.

Sunday Evenings
6:30PM to 7:30PM
Evening Puja
Chanting and meditation
Currently only open to those staying at the monastery.

Beyond the Vihara (in person)

NONE – Due to COVID

Beyond the Vihara (currently online)

~ Placerville – AVFM monastic at Sierra Insight Sangha  (Will resume after Winter Retreat in May)
On the 1st Wednesday of every month from 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Connect online

~ Berkeley – Sharing Dhamma
On the 4th Sunday of every month from 6:30PM to 8:30PM  (*** CHANGED To 4th Sunday in 2022 ***)
Join us also for virtual tea with an Aloka Vihara monastic from 6:00PM to 6:30PM  (Not during Winter Retreat.  Resumes in April)
Connect online

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
2304 McKinley Avenue
Berkeley, CA

~ San Francisco – Inner Journey to Hidden Treasures
On the 4th Sunday of every month from 1:30PM to 3:00PM (*** CHANGED To 4th Sunday in 2022 ***)
Connect online

San Francisco Dharma Collective

~ 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

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