visit Aloka Vihara

Visiting the Vihara

Aloka Vihara is a monastic residence for women training and practicing in the Theravada Forest Tradition. It is also a place for all gendered people to visit, serve and take part in daily monastic life.

The vihara is open for meal offerings and afternoon visits.

During the pandemic we are not open for pujas and other regular in-person programs. Please check the ongoing events page for online offerings that will resume post Winter Retreat.

Staying Overnight

We welcome overnight guests.

The minimum duration for staying at the vihara is one week. We ask guests to arrive between Wednesdays and Sundays, from 9 am to 5 pm.

If you wish to come for a shorter visit, there are local accommodations in driving distance.

For any visit to the vihara, please contact us at <>.

A guest studying in Aloka Vihara library