Aloka Vihara News

Sierra Insight Sangha with an AVFM Monastic

Monthly in person teachings Next meeting: June 1 & July 6 with Ayya Santacitta | Aug 3 with Ayya Anandabodhi | Sept 7 with Ayya Santacitta | Oct 5 with Ayya Anandabodhi | Nov 2 with Ayya Santacitta online | Dec 7 with Ayya Anandabodhi Standard Schedule (exact schedule may differ depending on the monastic):  6:30 pm:  Start time: Meditation with some guidance 7:15 pm: Dhamma reflection 7:45 pm: Q…
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Afternoon Visits to the Vihara

We are open for mealtime and early afternoon visits ~ more info about meal offerings. ~ Dear Friends of Aloka Vihara ~ We are glad to be able to receive visitors at the monastery around the mealtime Wednesday through Sunday (11:30 am – 2:00 pm). Please make a reservation by emailing <> at least 2 days before planning to visit  ~ it is important that you do not arrive without prior…
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Community Workdays – Sat, June 4th and Sat, June 25th

We welcome you to join us on Saturday, June 4th for our first 2022 Community Workday! and Saturday, June 25th for our second 2022 Community Workday.   We begin at 8:30 am with a short meditation and Dhamma reflection and then commence with the work. There will be a break late morning for a potluck meal, please bring a vegetarian dish to share. After lunch the work continues until 3:15…
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BBM monthly Online Teachings

The Aloka Vihara Monastics are offering 4th Sunday teachings on Zoom during the pandemic: Next offering online May 22: Ayya Santacitta Upcoming: June 26: Ayya Santussika of KBV | July 24: Ayya Santacitta | Aug 28: Ayya Anandabodhi | Sept 25: Ayya Santacitta | Oct 23: Ayya Santacitta | Nov 27: Ayya Anandabodhi | Dec no teaching | Schedule of the evening 6:00 pm: Meet & greet 6:30 pm: Chanting…
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San Francisco Dharma Collective Monthly Teaching

~ Stages of the Path ~ Ayya Anandabodhi & Ayya Santacitta for the San Francisco Dharma Collective As we practice the Buddha’s teachings, the Dharma reveals itself in ever more richness and depth. We invite you to join us in exploring this gradual unfolding, which can take us into unexpected territory, challenging our resolve as well as opening up new vista.   Every 4th Sunday through November | Teaching will…
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Ayya Ahimsa visits Ayya Gunasari at Mahapajapati Monastery

The last month of our winter retreat Ayya Ahimsa attended a one month retreat at Sitagu Buddha Vihara in Austin, TX. On her return trip to Aloka Vihara, Ayya Ahimsa was able to visit Mahapajapati Monastery and her Bhikkhuni preceptor, Ayya Gunasari, in Yucca Valley. Ayya Gunasari is now 90 years old.
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Aloka-Dharma-Zoom: Sutta-Erkundungen auf Deutsch

Mit Santacitta Bhikkhuni & Sabbamitta Silashin Ab 3. Juni bietet Aloka-Dharma-Zoom in Kooperation mit Dhammaregen ein monatliches Sutta-Erkundungsprogramm online an, voerst mit drei Folgen, das bei entsprechendem Interesse verlängert wird. Bisher geplante Termine (18:30 – 20:00 Uhr MEZ): 3. Juni | 1. Juli | 5. August | … Programmablauf: Ayya Sabbamitta stellt einen Suttatext vor Diskussion, Kommentare und Fragen an die Referentinnen Ayya Santacitta leitet eine Meditation zum Thema an.…
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