“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

Revised Sunday format and Monthly Study time

Birken has announced Ajahn Sona will be moving the livestreaming from Birken every Sunday from 10 am to 5pm.
Bodhi Mitta will revert to the original Sunday Schedule. Monthly Study session will be moved back to Sundays.
Check the calendar section for the latest schedule.

Birken Livestream Update

Ajahn Sona is now livestreaming from Birken every Sunday from 5-6pm MST .

Current Study
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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.

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ABOUT US

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).