“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

Ayya Brahmavara has joined the Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community in residence as of April 20, 2022. Ayya is planning to offer Sutta studies, Children's meditation group, and an upcoming retreat.

Ajahn Sumedho Teaching in Seattle - Sun. May 22nd via zoom and in person

 Our group moved to a virtual format as a result of the in person gathering restrictions, which has been a blessing in many ways.

As the restrictions lift we will continue to meet virtually and will keep in mind in person gatherings for later on in the year.

Current Study

Our current focus is the Four Foundations of Mindfulness


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