Aloka Vihara News

Good Bye Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery!

https://alokavihara.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/VIDEO-2023-01-14-19-37-00.mp4 This is a very short clip of the land and buildings at Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery. The property will be listed for sale on February 7. We send all blessings to the creatures of the land ~ with much gratitude and love.
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The Spirit of Harriet Tubman; Awakening from the Underground

  Our friend and Dharma teacher Spring Washam has just launched her new book The Spirit of Harriet Tubman; Awakening from the Underground. In this work, Spring shines a light on Harriet Tubman as a great spiritual teacher who has a powerful message for today. This is an excellent book and a must read in celebration of Black History month.
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Recent Changes

Dear Friends in the Dhamma, After years of trying to materialize our vision of creating a training monastery for women, we have to acknowledge that this vision has not come to fruition. Aloka Vihara has been a refuge for many people, however, since its inception in 2009, we have attracted very few strong candidates for the bhikkhuni training. Fortunately, there are other bhikkhuni training monasteries in the US who are…
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New Year’s Online Retreat 22/23 ~ Registration closed

Taught by Ayya Anandabodhi & Ayya Santacitta with Movement Sessions Offered by Lissa Edmond December 28, 2022 – January 3, 2023   If you have any questions about this retreat, please contact our retreat manager at <kathycheney48@gmail.com>. We come together as a community to support each other in our practice, consciously letting go of the past and opening to the New Year with whatever it may bring. This year because…
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Ajahn Candasiri visits AVFM

At the end of November we had the great pleasure of welcoming Ajahn Candasiri for a short visit. Ajahn Candasiri has been our senior nun at Amaravati and Chithurst Monasteries in the UK, where we both started our monastic training in the early 90s.
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Practice Afternoon for Buddhist Global Relief online

Please join us for an online practice afternoon of meditation and Dhamma sharing with Ayya Anandabodhi and Ayya Santacitta. This is a fundraiser for BGR ~ all donations from this event will support the good work of Buddhist Global Relief. December 18th | 1:30 – 4:30 pm PT Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85095255366?pwd=UDFsclJkTUNRQlRsTzc3dngvYlZmdz09 Meeting ID: 850 9525 5366 Passcode: 693169  
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San Francisco Dharma Collective Monthly Teaching

~ Dharma the Supreme Medicine ~ Ayya Anandabodhi & Ayya Santacitta for the San Francisco Dharma Collective Finding healing in the midst of great challenges is the alchemy that arises from turning towards difficulties. The world gives us endless opportunities, while the Dharma is a timeless medicine that transforms us.   Every 4th Sunday through November | Teaching will be given by Ayya Anandabodhi or Ayya Santacitta at SFDC at…
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Die ersten freien Frauen

Die deutsche Übersetzung von Matty Weingasts Gedichtband ‘The First Free Women’  wurde von Sabrina Reiniger vor kurzem fertiggestellt. Ihr könnt eine freie PDF hier herunterladen oder die Taschenbuchausgabe direkt bei Buchschmiede in Österreich bestellen.
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Refuge: Finding a Place of Stability

The following has been adapted from the first day of Ayya Anandabodhi’s online program, Refuge: A Monastic-Led Weekend Retreat for Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA. Refuge: Finding a Place of Stability
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