Happy 2015 from Birken! Bookings for Personal Retreats, Day Visits & Dana Meal Offerings for the period of April - December 2015 are now open. Please see the VISITS page on this site for more information on how to plan a visit to the monastery, noting the following changes in effect this year:
***Starting in April 2015, all guests must plan to arrive and depart on Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays (only), rather than any day of the week
***Starting in April 2015, Ajahn Sona will give private interviews and teatime talks on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays (only)
This year, Ajahn Sona will be leading two Scheduled Retreats at the monastery:
-July 17 - 19, 2015: Absolute Beginners Weekend Retreat (registration open until May 31st)
-Sept 18 - 27, 2015: Ten Day Silent Retreat (registration open until June 30th)
Please see the VISITS page on this site for information on how to register for one of these retreats.
Ajahn Sona will also be leading a few Offsite Teaching Events in Kamloops, Surrey, Victoria, Calgary & Canmore. Please see the OFFSITE EVENTS page on this site for more information.
Birken is introducing a new Upāsikā Program this year - a structured program of spiritual training for dedicated lay practitioners. For more information, please see the Upāsikā Program page on this site. To register or find out more about this program, please email: email@example.com
To see an overview of events for the coming year, please see the EVENT CALENDAR page on this site.
We look forward to welcoming you to the monastery sometime soon!