“Venerable sir, this is half of the holy life, that is, good friendship, good companionship, good comradeship.”

“Not so, Ānanda! Not so, Ānanda! This is the entire holy life, Ānanda, that is, good friendship, good companionship, good comradeship. When a bhikkhu has a good friend, a good companion, a good comrade, it is to be expected that he will develop and cultivate the Noble Eightfold Path."


- SN 45.2

Latest News

New Ajahn Sona Book

Ajahn Sona has released a new book titled "Life is a Near Death Experience: Skills for Illness, Aging, Dying, and Loss". It is available on Amazon.

New Study Focus

The group has voted and decided on studying the Noble Eightfold Path book by Bhikku Bodhi and The Noble Eightfold path video series by Ajahn Sona

Current Study

Our current focus is the Buddha’s teachings on The Noble Eightfold Path. We are following along with ‘The Noble Eightfold Path’ by Bhikku Bodhi & The Noble Eightfold Path series by Ajahn Sona.


We are a Theravada Buddhist group based in Calgary, Alberta and are friends of Birken Forest Monastery  and Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community. We meet daily for meditation sessions and weekly on Sundays for Dhamma discussions. The group is hosted by Dhammapāla virtually and at his house most gatherings (on pause due to covid).