Our Purpose

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 Buddhist Bhavana Community, visit this page.

CBBC Meditation Group

We meet every Tuesday, 7:30 – 9 pm at 518 – 2 St, Canmore, AB (see map).

If you are new to meditation, come at 7 pm 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.