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

540 Seymour Street, Kamloops, B.C.


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".

Contact Info.: