Aloka Vihara News

New Year’s Online Retreat 22/23 ~ Registration is OPEN!

Taught by Ayya Anandabodhi & Ayya Santacitta with Movement Sessions Offered by Lissa Edmond December 28, 2022 – January 3, 2023 An Invitation to Simplicity and Letting Go   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 once again bring a monastic…
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Weekly Sutta Contemplation on Thursdays

On most Thursdays from 4:45 – 6:15 pm PT you are invited to join us for Sutta Contemplation via Zoom. If you are interested to receive more information, please contact us. This is a heart-based form of practice and no previous experience is needed. Most of these group contemplations are facilitated by Ayya Ahimsa, who resides now at Canmore Theravada Buddhist Monastery.  
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Aloka Earth Room, San Rafael, CA

We are glad to let you know that a location for the upcoming Aloka Earth Room in San Rafael has been found. Aloka Earth Room is a contemporary temple-space synthesizing Dharma, ecology and art. The house is just a 15 minute walk from the Smart Train and bus station; please check back for more info on our website and in our newsletters. Doors will open later this year ~ Ayya…
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Saturday, October 8th: Community Workday

We welcome you to join us on Saturday, Oct 8th for our third 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 pm when we gather to share the merits of our work…
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Anagarika Bethany

On September 3rd Anagarika Bethany joined our community for one year of training in the Eight Precepts. Please click here for some photos of the Head Shaving and the Precepts Ceremony.
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‘Celebration of Life’ for Aloka Vihara FM

Your are welcome to drop into one or more of these sessions   Dates & Times Sunday, September 4th at 1:30 – 3:30 pm PT Saturday, September 17th at 4:00 – 6:00 pm PT Monday, September 26th at 6:30 – 8:30 pm PT Join Zoom Meeting: http://bitly.ws/thEL Meeting ID: 881 9990 9300 Flow ~ Welcome ~ Short silent meditation ~ Sharing & metabolizing: an opportunity to remember and reflect, acknowledge…
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Aloka Vihara Kitchen Volunteers Reunion

Joyfully, our past three resident kitchen volunteers were at Aloka Vihara at the same time this month. On the left is Maria Comas who lived and served here from July 2020 to July 2021, Heather Marie, in the middle, lived and served here from Jan 2019 to May 2020 and on the right is Teresa Todoroff who lived and served here from Sept 2021 to May 2022. Heather returned to…
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