Monasteries in and around California?

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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eto
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Monasteries in and around California?

Post by eto » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:11 am

Hello, any suggestions for good places to practice over a shorter period of time (say a few weeks) in and around the California area? (besides Wat Metta). Also, how did you like it? (if you've been there)

Thank you.
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Re: Monasteries in and around California?

Post by Mkoll » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:55 am

Abhayagiri in Northern California is great. Been there a number of times. Forest setting, you get your own kuti and walking path to practice in, good Vinaya, good people. I think I found it through Google.
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
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eto
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Re: Monasteries in and around California?

Post by eto » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:14 pm

Thanks, Mkoll. Yes, I saw that one too. Looks good indeed!

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Re: Monasteries in and around California?

Post by Eraka » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:43 pm

I enjoyed a stay at Aloka Vihara last year, and am planning more visits. It's a monastery for Bhikkhunis (fully ordained women) in the Thai Forest tradition, and they accommodate visitors of any gender. It's a beautiful spot bordered (somewhat ironically) by California wineries, and near a forested area. The Bhikkhunis are kind, knowledgeable, and sincere practicers. Highly recommended!

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