Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery
2409 Tolowa Trail
Placerville, CA 95667
United States

Type of Teacher: 


Teacher/s Name/s: 

Santacitta Bhikkhuni, Anandabodhi Bhikkhuni, Ven Dhammadipa

Sangha Offerings: 

Sitting groups
Non-residential retreats (daylong)
Residential retreats (longer than 1 day)
Sutta study or other Buddhist study
Socially engaged Buddhism/community service
Web-based resources (MP3s, readings, etc)

Sangha Contact Name: 

Santacitta Bhikkhuni

Sangha Contact Email: 

Contact Phone Number: 

1 (530) 647-8262

Sangha Description: 

The Aloka Vihara sisters are a community of bhikkhunis (fully-ordained nuns) dedicated to practicing the Buddha’s teaching in the style of the Theravada Forest Tradition. Their practice emphasizes simplicity, renunciation, service and an orientation towards learning from the natural world, all held within the context of the Buddha’s teachings. The sisters are committed to embracing and integrating the realities and challenges of contemporary society into their practice. You are welcome to visit and take part in daily monastic life. See more at: