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Jan 15 – April 15: Aloka Vihara in Annual Winter Retreat

The Aloka Vihara Resident Community will be in Winter Retreat this year again from January 15 – April 15, 2021. We welcome meal offerings during Winter Retreat ~ if you would like to offer a meal for the nuns, please get in touch with the Vihara Steward at <> or call 530 647 8262 and leave a message. Please click here for the Aloka Vihara Dana List. Please be aware…
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Manzanita Kuti

Thanks to the abundant generosity of supporters and Robert’s many months of skilled work, the nuns will be taking time for solitary retreat this year in our beautiful new kuti. Robert was assisted by Matty, the Reed family and some of the resident monastics.    
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BBM monthly Online teachings with AVFM Nuns

The Aloka Vihara Nuns are offering 3rd Sunday teaching at Berkeley on Zoom during the pandemic: January 17 & February 21 & March 21: Ayya Santussika of KBV April 18 (Ayya Anandabodhi) | May 16 (Ayya Santacitta) | June 20 (Ayya Dhammadipa) | July 18 | Aug 15 | Sept 19 | Oct 17 | Nov 21 |Dec 19. Schedule of the evening 6:00 pm: Meet & greet ~ if…
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SFDC monthly Dharma Exploration

~ Inner Journey to Hidden Treasures ~ A monthly Dharma Exploration with the Aloka Vihara Monastics at San Francisco Dharma Collective The Aloka Vihara monastics practice the early Buddhist teachings, which offer a radical perspective on how best to turn our everyday challenges into energy for awakening. The monastics embrace and integrate the realities of contemporary society into their lives and teachings. Their practice emphasizes insight into the principles that…
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New Year’s Retreat Teachings Are Available

  This year, the New Year’s retreat was on the theme of the four brahmaviharas and the boundless heart/mind. Ayyas Santacitta, Anandabodhi, and Dhammadipa offered dhamma talks and guided meditations exploring these qualities and their relationship to the 7 factors of awakening. Now, the recordings of these teachings have been made publicly available on the Dharma Seed site. We are grateful to everyone who supported us to offer the retreat,…
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New Year’s Online Retreat 2020/21 is Full

2020/21 New Years Online Retreat Taught by the Nuns of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery December 29, 2020 – January 2, 2021   An Invitation to Simplicity and Letting Go     During retreat 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 of COVID we will…
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CTBC monthly Online teachings with AVFM Nuns

‘Three Sisters’ towering above Canmore, AB, Canada ~  Leading to Liberation  ~   The Buddha gave the Noble Eightfold Path as a way to redirect our lives away from entanglement and towards freedom. Ayya Santacitta, Ayya Ahimsa and Ayya Niyyanika of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery will offer monthly online teachings on this theme for the Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community, with an encouragement to ‘bring it all’ onto the path. These…
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