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Aloka-Dharma-Zoom auf Deutsch | in German

  Ab 23. Oktober wird Ayya Santacitta zweimal im Monat Online-Vorträge auf Deutsch anbieten ~ mehr Info dazu finden Sie hier. On October 23 Ayya Santacitta will start to offer bi-monthly online teachings in German ~ find more info here.
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Gathering Our Collective Wisdom ~ A Weekly Online Meeting with the AVFM Nuns

  Image: clonduffgac During this build up to the elections and the weeks following, we are starting a new weekly community gathering on Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am Pacifc Time.   Each week one of the nuns of Aloka Vihara will hold space, supporting the community to connect and bring forth our collective Dhamma wisdom and compassion. We will start on Saturday, October 17 and will continue through to…
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Registration OPEN: New Year’s Online Retreat 2020/21

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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Sierra Insight Sangha monthly Online teachings with AVFM Nuns

The Aloka Vihara Nuns are offering a monthly teaching at SIS during this time of pandemic: November 18 (Ayya Dhammadipa), December 2 (Ayya Santacitta), January 6 (Ayya Anandabodhi). Schedule for online teaching: 6:00 pm: Check in for all who wish to, the teaching nun might also be present for the check in. If you have issues with Zoom, please call Steven at 530 306 6422 for support. 6:30 pm: Meditation…
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Weekly Sutta Contemplation with the nuns at Aloka Vihara

On most Thursdays from 4:45 – 6:15 pm you are invited to join the nuns’ community for Sutta Contemplation in our library. This is a heart-based form of practice and no previous experience is needed. During Covid we are hosting sutta contemplation via zoom. If you are interested in joining please contact us to request the zoom link. Most of these meetings are facilitated by Ayya Ahimsa.  
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Afternoon Visits to the Vihara

~ Dear Friends of Aloka Vihara ~ We are glad to be able to receive visitors at the vihara. You are welcome most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, any time between 3:00 and 6:00 pm. At least 2 days before planning to visit the vihara, please make a reservation by emailing <> ~ it is important that you do not arrive without prior confirmation from us, because a limited number of…
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Berkeley Online Action to Feed the Hungry

The nuns and community of Aloka Vihara are happy to support the Berkeley Action to Feed the Hungry, an online event. We are coming together, with folks from all over the Bay Area, again this year to support Buddhist Global Relief!   This year, in addition to making an online donation, there will be two ways to participate in the Action: 1) Make a Mindful Movement Pledge – Pledge to…
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