Contact Us

Contact person: Office Steward

(*This is the preferred way to contact us.*)

Mailing Address:

Birken Forest Monastery ('Sitavana')
7000 Smith Lake Forest Srv Rd.
Knutsford, B.C.
Canada V0E 2A0

Telephone+1 (778) 785-6059 (VOICEMAIL ONLY)
Note: Birken has a VOIP phone that operates over a satellite internet connection.  (This is the best arrangement we have been able to obtain, given our rural location.)  Incoming calls go straight to voicemail and come to us as an email attachment; they do not ring in our office.  We generally do not return calls and prefer to correspond by email.  You may, however, leave a voicemail message IF your matter is urgent - please speak slowly and clearly and leave us your phone number so that we can return your call when possible.

Fax:  +1 (866) 204-6025
Note:  Faxes received at the monastery come to us as an email attachment. 

You can also subscribe to our NEWSLETTER:

If you wish to receive news relating to upcoming events at Birken Forest Monastery ('Sitavana'), bookings information, retreat announcements, etc., directly to your email inbox, please subscribe to our Newsletter. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Monastery Location Info.:

For driving directions and other ways of getting to the monastery, please visit our 'Getting Here' page.