Developing the Monastery Facilities

From Aspiration to Reality

Since purchasing our 17-acre property and house in January 2015, we have been busy making improvements to create a monastery from what was originally a single-family home. We now have eight rooms for residents, along with two outdoor dwellings, and a guest dormitory. It is exciting to be making our vision real: to create a forest monastery for Theravada bhikkhunis to live and train together and for lay people of all genders to stay and take part in the daily monastic life.

Donations received will help support the easeful operations of Aloka Vihara and the continued development of the monastery’s infrastructure, so that the nuns can retain their primary focus on practice.

What We’ve Accomplished So Far

Through the generosity and hard work of many, we’ve already completed various improvements to our 30-year-old house.

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2021 Projects

  • Woodland fuel mitigation ~ CALDOR Fire took care of this project!
  • NEW Forest restoration
  • Improving the 100′ state mandated fire ignition zone around the main house COMPLETED
  • NEW Re-landscaping backyard
  • Replacing two leaky windows upstairs in monastics’ quarters.

How to Help

If you would like to offer your time or skills, please see our volunteer page.

If you’d like to offer a financial contribution for the projects, please visit our donate page.

If you’d like to inquire about making a major gift, please contact Saranaloka Foundation.