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.  The next Moon Day for silent practice will be Tues Oct 2nd.  

Most likely, Moon Days for silent practice will be offered on:

Tues Oct 9th

Wed Oct 17th

Wed Oct 24th

Thurs Nov 1st.

The above dates will be confirmed about one week in advance.

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:

October 12 – 14, 2018 – Non-residential silent retreat with Ajahn Pavaro of Anandagiri Forest Monastery, Petchabun, Thailand. We hope you can join us for this silent retreat with Ajahn Pavaro. It will include Dhamma talks, group question & answer sessions, and opportunities for both walking and sitting meditation. Click here to sign up.

November, 2018 – Ayya Santacitta will return to Canmore from Nov 11th until Dec 4th.  She will give Dhamma talks at the Tuesday and Friday meditation groups and will be meeting with Buddhist groups in Calgary.   There will be an opportunity to offer her the lunch meal.  Once the food roster is set up, it will be mentioned here.

 November 24, 2018.  Beginners Meditation Retreat.  

1:30 – 5:30 PM

518 – 2 St, Canmore, AB

A notice will appear here when the registration opens.  This retreat is open to total beginners and to anyone who wants to refresh some basis concepts.

June 21 – 23, 2019.  Meditation Retreat with Ayya Santacitta.

Past events

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

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

May 20 – 27, 2018 – Ayya Santacitta, co-abbott of Aloka Vihara nuns’ 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 “pindipat” and Ayya Medhanandi blessing the kuti behind Sanghamitta’s home.