Birken Upāsikā Program for New Initiates - Application Form

Application Deadline:  JUNE 30, 2018

Birken Forest Monastery ('Sītavana') is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Birken Upāsikā Program for New Initiates (Group III).  Please carefully review the Program Description, Eligibility and Requirements at and then submit the Application Form below.  Ajahn Sona will review the list of applicants and decide who can best benefit from this program.  Please note that space is extremely limited this year and we are no longer offering a 'remote' option; all applicants must ensure that they will be able to attend all three mandatory gatherings at Birken before applying.  

Applications must be received no later than June 30, 2018.  We will not be considering applications received after this date.

We will endeavour to inform all applicants of the status of their application by July 15th.  
Those applicants who are not accepted this year will be invited to apply again in the future.  

Contact Info:  If you have any questions about the Birken Upāsikā Program, please email Upāsikā Sobhanā at 

Thank you for your interest - we look forward to reviewing your application!

Applicant Info:
Please list your full street address, including city, province and postal code.
Program Guidelines & Requirements:
The list of mandatory upāsikā gatherings is available at
Personal Details: