visit Aloka Vihara

Visiting the Vihara


During the pandemic the vihara is open for meal offerings ~ more info.

We are closed to overnight visitors through to spring 2021.


The 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.

Attending Regularly Scheduled Events

The nuns warmly welcome you to join them for pujas and other regularly scheduled vihara events. Please check the ongoing events page for more information.

Staying Overnight

We also 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 6 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