Offsite Events

Ajahn Sona's Offsite Teaching Events


Over the years Ajahn Sona has led public talks and retreats outside of the monastery. Last year Ajahn Sona made the decision to shift his teaching schedule exclusively to Birken. He requests that no further invitations be extended to him either by email or in person. Thank you for your commitment to the Dhamma and for respecting Ajahn Sona's wishes.

This change of direction will open the door to many new opportunities for you to deepen your relationship with Birken. Besides continuing to share his teachings with individuals and groups who visit the monastery, Ajahn Sona will be focusing on new media outlets to share the Dhamma, including videos at his YouTube Channel, audio podcasts and e-books of Birken publications.

If you have any further questions, please email us.



Birken in Kamloops has come to an end...

Like all things in this life, our gatherings in Kamloops are also impermanent. As mentioned above, Ajahn Sona decided last year to step away from all travel in his teachings. That decision is now extending to Kamloops as well. Our Birken in Kamloops gathering in June 2018 was the final one.

Ajahn Sona's aspiration to bring the Dhamma to more and more people via his YouTube Channel requires his mindful attention to the details of these Dhamma talks, as well as his presence at Birken for these high quality video recordings to reach a global audience. Coupled with this creative intention is also his desire to spend more time at the monastery.

This opens up a tremendous opportunity for all of you to now visit us at Birken, whether it be for a day visit, to offer a dana meal, or come for a Personal or Scheduled Retreat. Information about all of these ways to be a part of Birken can be found at our Book a Visit page.