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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 at Saghamitta’s home will be Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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


Saturday, Oct 28 Public Event
Guided Meditation and Talk by Ajahn Sona of Sitavana, Birken Forest Monastery
7 – 9 pm
Canmore Seniors Centre: 600 – 9 St.
No registration required.
Free. Donations are welcome.

October 27-29, 2017
Non-Residential Silent Retreat with Ajahn Sona (Sitavana/Birken Forest Monastery)
– Now waiting list only… see below
Friday October 27:  8 am – 9 pm
Saturday October 28: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
(PLUS 7-9 pm at the Canmore Senior’s Centre for the public event)
Sunday October 29: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

We hope you can join us for this silent retreat with Ajahn Sona. The retreat will include Dhamma talks, group question & answer sessions, and opportunities for both walking and sitting meditation. This will be the last live retreat that Ajahn is offering. Future retreats will be via skype!

The retreat is restricted to 23 people during the day, but we can accommodate almost double that amount for the Friday evening talk.

Ajahn Sona Silent Retreat information sheet

There is now a waiting list for this retreat.  To get onto the waiting list, please fill in our online registration form.

Past Events

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