Saranaloka Foundation is the nonprofit organization that serves as the financial steward for Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery. Saranaloka is supported entirely through your donations and depends on the generosity of people who value what we do. Your contribution will provide for the day-to-day running and future development of Aloka Vihara. All donations are tax-deductible.
Your gift is deeply appreciated. May we all rejoice in your goodness!
Ways to Give Financial Support
Offer a one-time donation:
Network for Good
Automatic Bill Pay
Use your online banking service to donate by setting up Saranaloka Foundation as a payee.
Send a Check
Please make your check payable to “Saranaloka Foundation” and mail to:
Aloka Vihara, 2409 Tolowa Trail, Placerville, CA 95667.
Please include your mailing address so that we can send you a thank you ‘anumodana’ card as a tax receipt or give us your email address and we’ll skip the card and email you instead.
There is a donation basket by the shelf for mats & cushions next to the shrine room door. You may donate by cash or check.
Other Ways to Give Support
Household and Pantry
To donate household and pantry items to the vihara, please visit our regularly updated Dana List page.
Time and Skills
Meals and Rides
To offer a meal or a ride to the nuns please visit our Meals and Rides page.