Aloka Vihara in San Francisco welcomes visitors. Please view our calendar below.
1632 48th Avenue (between Lawton and Moraga), San Francisco, CA 94122
Telephone: (415) 681-9359 — 8 -11:30am Pacific Time
- 11:00AM - 11:30AM - visitors are welcome to arrive for meal dana
- 11:45AM - main meal
- 12:30PM - clean up after meal and meeting with guests
- 7:30pm - evening puja: chanting and meditation - (not on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
- Lunar Observance Day occurs one day a week - see calendar below - learn more about this
Lunar Observance Day occurs on full, new, and half moon days. In monasteries around the world practitioners sit through the night, following the taking of the Refuges & Precepts and listening to Dhamma. The monastic communities renew and recite their precepts on full and new moon days. At Aloka Vihara we sit until midnight, have a Dhamma sharing and there will be an opportunity to take the Refuges and Precepts. You are invited to stay as long as you wish.