Moon Days

Our next Moon Day of Silent Meditation for 2019 will occur on Sunday, January 20th from 9am until 9pm.  This is a change in the time.  When possible, I will offer meditation space in the evening as well as during the day to accommodate those who have to work during the day.

Potential Moon Days for the next 2 months are:

Monday Feb 4th, Tuesday Feb 12th, Tuesday Feb 19th, Wednesday Feb 27th.

Check this page about a week before each potential Moon Day to see if it is confirmed.

There will be no Moon Days offered in March.

Moon days, also known as Uposatha days, are an opportunity to deepen one’s practice. This calendar shows the moon days for this year.

Sanghamitta hosts a day of silence on Moon days when she is at home and without visitors.

For more information on how to participate in a Moon day at Sanghmitta’s home, see Moon Days of Silence.

Meditation retreats & public events by monastics

Several times a year we host weekend meditation retreats, Dhamma talks, or other events, often led by visiting monastics.  Any such upcoming events will be listed here:

February 2019

Ayya Nimmala of Sati Saraniya Hermitage will be in residence for 2 weeks.

June 21 – 23 2019

Meditation Retreat with Ayya Santacitta of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery.  The topic will be the Seven Factors of Enlightenment.  Friday 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday 8:30 am – 9 pm and Sunday 8:30 am – 5 pm.

Summer 2019

Venerable Subharo is planning to be in residence for 4 – 6 weeks.

Past events

2015 Pilgrimage to India – Read the story by Sanghamitta (PDF – 10MB)

October 12 – 14, 2018 – Non-residential silent retreat with Ajahn Pavaro of Anandagiri Forest Monastery, Petchabun, Thailand.

July 6, 2018 – Bhikkhu Thanissaro of Wat Metta, California gave a Dhamma talk and answered questions.

May 20 – 27, 2018 – Ayya Santacitta, co-abbess of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery in California took up residence with us in Canmore and made herself available to the community for Dhamma talks at our Tuesday and Friday meditation groups.


Ajahn Sona on “pindapat” and Ayya Medhanandi blessing the kuti behind Sanghamitta’s home.