Birken in Kamloops
Ajahn Sona visits Kamloops on a monthly basis to lead Sunday morning Dhamma talks for the local community. These events are coordinated by local supporters - see 'Contact Info' below.
The scheduled Sunday Birken in Kamloops dates for 2017 are:
- January 22
- February 19
- March 19
- April 2
- May 14
- June 11
(no talks in July / August)
- September 10
- October 15
- November 12
- December 10
Desert Gardens Seniors' Community Centre
Schedule: 9:30am - 12:30pm
The 3-hour session consists of three parts:
- The period from 9:30-10:00 am is designed for those interested in deepening their practice of Buddhist meditation. Chairs will be available; please bring your own mat and cushion if you would prefer sitting on the floor.
- Ajahn Sona will offer a Dhamma talk at 10:00 am and answer questions afterwards. Here is a sample Dhamma Talk, given in March 2016 called "This is Why." (58 minutes long, Ajahn Sona's YouTube Channel)
- After the casual pot-luck meal at 11:00 am, Ajahn Sona will be available to chat about Buddhist practice + "life in general." Please feel free to bring a dish to share as well as your own dishes and plates for the pot-luck meal.
There is no charge. In the time-honoured spirit of Buddhist monasticism, "dana" (donations freely offered) will be gratefully accepted. Cheques should be made to "Birken Forest Monastery".