Moon Days

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.  There will be no Moon Day this coming week.

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

Visiting monastics

1. Ayya Santacitta, co-abbott of Aloka Vihara nuns monastery in California will be in residence in Canmore from May 20 – 27, 2018.  She will give Dhamma talks at the Tuesday and Friday meditation groups in Canmore.

2. Ayya Santacitta will return for approximately the month of November 2018.  Exact dates will be posted once known.  She will give Dhamma talks at the Tuesday and Friday meditation groups and will do a public talk in Canmore.  Details will be posted here once known.  There will be an opportunity to offer her the lunch meal.  Once the food roster is set up, it will be mentioned here.

Meditation Retreats

Several times a year we host weekend meditation retreats, often led by monastics.  When there are upcoming retreats, you will see them listed here.

1. June 1 – 3, 2018 – Retreat with Ayya Medhanandi

Please join us for this silent meditation retreat with Ayya Medhanandi of Sati Saraniya Hermitage. It will include dhamma talks, group question & answer sessions, and opportunities for both walking and sitting meditation. The retreat is limited to 24 people.

Location: 518 2 Street, Canmore, AB

Friday June 1: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday evening public talk: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (see below)
Saturday June 2: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday June 3: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Registration is now open. For more information and to sign up, please visit this page.

2. Friday June 2, 2018 – Public Talk by Ayya Medhanandi

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: 600 B 9 St, Canmore, AB T1W 3L9

Free! Donations gratefully accepted. No registration required.

3. July 6, 2018

Bhikkhu Thanissaro of Wat Metta, California will give a Dhamma talk and answer questions from 7 – 9 pm.  Registration opens in June.

4. Sept 14 – 16, 2018

       Non-residential silent retreat with Ajahn Pavaro of Anandagiri Forest Monastery, Petchabun, Thailand.  Registration opens in August.

Past Events

Pilgrimage to India 2015 (PDF 10 MB)  Story by Sanghamitta.



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