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 six rooms for nuns and novices, along with three outdoor dwellings. It is exciting to be making our vision real: to create a forest monastery where women live together and train as bhikkhunis in the Theravada tradition.

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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2019 Projects

  • Paint and upgrade the dorm ~ done
  • Install sprinklers on the roofs of house and dorm
  • Install 2 passive solar hot water heating tanks ~ done
  • Install insulating blinds and floor covering in steward’s room ~ done
  • Thinning woodland around house and dorm
  • New Aloka Vihara sign at the entrance ~ done
  • Construct fire wall in the garage ~ done
  • Finish hallway outside the office

How to Help

It’s only with the support of many – through financial donations, volunteer service, and good wishes – that we are creating this new monastery together. If you’d like to help support our development projects, please visit our Donate page to make a contribution or for more information. And if you’d like to inquire about making a major gift, please contact Saranaloka Foundation.

If you would like to offer your time and/or skills, please write us.