Residential Teachers

Resident Monastic

As of Dec 1, 2020 we are without a resident monastic. Ajahn Subharo has moved on after being with us for six months. You can continue to follow his Dhamma talks at
We will be searching for another resident monastic as soon as covid is over.
Our twice weekly meditation groups will continue as usual with Sanghamitta and other senior members of the community hosting.




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Sanghamitta (Mary Dumka)

Resident lay teacher


Sanghamitta, a retired psychiatrist who has been practicing Buddhist Meditation since 1991, has done several years of training as a meditation teacher. Currently she is in the Upasika training program at Birken.

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, Ayya Medhanandi and Ayya Santacitta. She spent the 3 month Rains Retreat of 2016 with Ajahn Brahm of Bodhinyana Monastery.

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We are located in south Canmore. You are welcome to drop in for our group meditation practice on Tuesday and Friday. For other times please contact us for an appointment or view our event calendar for public talks, teachings, and retreats. 

     518 2nd St, Canmore, Alberta
   T1W 2K5

     403 678-2034

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