Saranaloka Foundation supports
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery
in the Sierra Foothills of California
We are currently developing a rural monastery
where women can live and train as nuns
and the lay community can stay and practice.
We welcome your visit!
VISIT THE VIHARA
NEW YEAR’S RETREAT REGISTRATION OPEN!
Click here for information and registration form
Helping with tasks at the vihara
DHAMMA TALKS AND CHANTS
CURRENT MONASTERY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Learn more about our efforts to improve Aloka Vihara’s facilities – and how you can support!
1st Global Bhikkhuni Award for Aloka Vihara
‘About Monasticism’ 20 min video
Sept 29 – Oct 8: Silent Retreat at Aloka Vihara
October 15: Walk to Feed the Hungry San Francisco
October 22: Walk to Feed the Hungry San Jose
November 12: Community Work Day at the vihara
Dec 27 – Jan 6: New Year’s Retreat at Angela Center