To provide a space to share the teachings of the Buddha and a space to practice Buddhist meditation for the public at large.
To learn more about the Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community, visit this page.
CTBC Meditation Group
We meet every Tuesday, 7:30 – 9 pm at 518 – 2 St, Canmore, AB (see map) and
NEW!! Starting Friday, March 16th, a second meditation group will be offered weekly on Fridays from 8:30 am until 10 am.
If you are new to meditation, come 1/2 hour early for some initial instructions and/or to have questions answered.
Download Meditation Group Orientation (PDF)
About the Teacher
The group is hosted by Sanghamitta (Mary Dumka), a retired psychiatrist who has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1991 and has done several years of training as a meditation teacher.
Sanghamitta’s first teacher was Mechele Calvert, a student of Bhante Piyadassi of Sri Lanka. Her current teacher is Ajahn Sona of Sitavana/Birken Forest Monastery near Kamloops, BC. She has also done retreats with Bhante Piyadassi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Bhante Gunaratana, Bhikkhu Thanissaro and Ayya Medhanandi. She spent the 3 month Rains Retreat of 2016 with Ajahn Brahm of Bodhinyana Monastery.