Aloka Vihara News

Almsround (pindapata) at Placerville Farmers’ Market

On Saturday mornings from May 1 through to the Fall of 2021, a weekly Farmers’ Market is held in the parking lot of Regal Cinemas at 337 Placerville Drive. This is a great opportunity for our nuns to meet people and receive offerings. This photo shows Ayya Dhammadipa and Ayya Ahimsa with fresh greens in their almsbowls and big smiles all around. Here is a video of an almsround from…
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Afternoon Visits to the Vihara

During the pandemic the vihara is open for afternoon visits (read more below) and also for meal offerings ~ more info. We are beginning to open to overnight visitors, for more info write to: <>. ~ 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 to 6:00 pm. At least…
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CTBC monthly Online teachings with AVFM Nuns

‘Three Sisters’ towering above Canmore, AB, Canada ~ Dhamma with the Aloka Vihara Bhikkhunis ~   On 2nd Fridays of each month Ayya Santacitta, Ayya Ahimsa and Ayya Niyyanika of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery will offer monthly online teachings for the Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community. Upcoming meetings: May 14 (Ayya Santacitta), June 11 (Ayya Ahimsa), July 9 (Ayya Niyyanika), … Schedule (Mountain Time): 8:30 am: Sanghamitta will introduce the teacher,…
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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: 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 you have issues with Zoom, please call Lynne at 510 478 0760…
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