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
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.